The Reality of Abortion in America
I am pro-choice, not pro-abortion – I think all women should be able to make all their own medical decisions, no matter what.
I am a mother of three, one child which was very unplanned and unexpected, abortion was never and has never been an option for me.
Now that we have that out of the way, yesterday I caught an interesting post on Cafemom’s blog The Stir. I typically try and avoid it like the plague but Jeanne Sager is an amazing blogger and she is one of the only writers there I will read.
She covered a story about a woman who documented her own abortion and made it into a website/blog called This is my Abortion. (Just a warning… the website can be considered a trigger, or graphic, so click on the link with digression.)
I am not happy that this woman had to go through the process of having an abortion, but as an advocate for truth I am glad that she wrote and shared unbiased and real documentation of an abortion at the typical 6 weeks gestation. That is the time frame in which 80+% of abortions take place.
If you do not have any desire to see the graphic nature of the reality of a 6 week abortion, click away now. While I don’t find the photo to be graphic, there are some who may.
The problem I have with many of the advocates which identify themselves as Pro-Life is the lying. Standing out in front of abortion clinics or at marches with these fake pictures of “aborted fetuses” claiming they are real for dramatic effect. Or to harass and bully women into making the choices they feel are morally right.
The fact of the matter is American women have rights even though they have been under extreme attack the past couple years.
Maybe the government around the country should start focusing more on the economic mess we are in instead of what women are doing with their wombs, vaginas, and morals?
Just a thought.
I can put my soap box away now.