so. this could be interesting…
Mennogirl’s clued me in on some decent blogs before, as has my Megatron. So I started, recently, reading dooce. This isn’t a shameless plug for her, but I have found it to be somewhat entertaining to read. But this could just be a phase (I used to read iCiNG, but now find gala… well, too “look at me”/I wanna be famous, but I still check the site every now and then)…
Recently, dooce wrote about politics, more importantly, advising women voters to really look into some issues before voting. To consider the greater group of females, pretty much. And this sort of turned into talking about McCain’s views on abortion, and that a lot of people are calling him anti-woman.
Now, I’m not fond of McCain, but those are my own reasons. (look at the right: these people win — obama ’08) And I’m not one to really vote based soley on one issue, and typically abortion isn’t a key issue with me. I will admit that in the past I will have said that I probably wouldn’t choose an abortion myself, but didn’t want to make that choice for others. (I will also admit to actually considering it at one point in my life, but I was never faced with that decision — aka I’ve never been pregnant.) So, that makes me pro-choice.
One person who left comment on dooce’s post asked a really good question….
When did being “Pro-Choice” turn into being “Pro-Abortion”?
Like I said, I’m not typically “pro-abortion”… I’d like to think, baring any health problems of my own, I’d be willing to take care of any child I brought into this world. But as also mentioned, there was at least one point in my life when I thought that abortion could be an option — but I didn’t have to make that choice. But that’s the thing, I have that choice. I am pro-CHOICE, it doesn’t mean I will choose it.
Anyway…. right now, I’m mildly anti-baby. Or at least, mildly anti-having-a-baby-myself. Babies are fine. As long as I can hand them back to their adult. At this point in my life, I’m big into the idea of adoption. There are plenty of kids out there who need families. But well, that’s years down the road.
Right now… the only baby I’m interested in is an amazing toddler who happens to be my niece.
Talk about damn cute.