||[Mar. 4th, 2008|02:17 pm]
Karl mit ein K
So the more I think about this the more upset I get.|
Last week I tabled at the VOX voices for planned parenthood table (like I do since I'm the president) and a guy in his army ROTC uniform stood in front of our table and purposely glowered at us. At first I just thought hmm that's rude, then I kept thinking about it and realized he was trying to intimidate us, and I will definitely not stand for it again.
How rude! Every time I go to the Planned Parenthood, there is at least one guy protesting and holding a picture of Jesus.
Now I remember who you were talking about! I forgot about it during the meeting. I remember at first I thought "Is he interested in this?" but then he was just really prudish instead.
I had a really hard time not getting in a fight with one of the older women at church this past week at a bible study. She started talking about how horrible abortion was, and she couldn't understand why anyone would want to make it legal, and it's an abomination in Gods eyes... and why wouldn't someone want to have a baby? and how when she votes she'll vote for just about anyone so long as they're prolife. She was so annoying about it. Steve had to hold my hand, but I was really happy when one of the older middle aged men(the only other person in the group who seemed mildly affronted by her.) said "It's not that I agree with it, but by taking a prolife standpoint we are taking away a womans right to chose her own destiny, and we're not letting her have a choice about her life." or something along those lines... and I swear... you could just see the confusion in her eyes as she said "Well, I suppose so... but it's still wrong."
I think the most annoying thing for me is when people assume that planned parenthood is all about condoning wild sex, abortion, and taking lives away... like last week when someone, I think erika or something, said that we were trying to save lives and someone retorted something along the lines of "I thought you guys were against lives." wtf?!
2008-03-05 01:50 pm (UTC)
What about the destiny of the child that is in your womb? That is a child and there is no way that you can argue that. So what about their life? One pro abortion argument I always hear is that someone from the pro life side shouldn't argue and they shouldn't push their opinions and beliefs on those who want to "choose" but what about the child? When do they get their choice? How is Planned Parenthood not condoning promiscuity and abortion. These are how they make money. There is no argument about it.
Do you not have a livejournal, or are you just too much of a pansy to stick up for yourself? Most of the people who I am close to are actually fervent pro-lifer's, but I am still going to stand strong by pro-choice. I get a lot of crap for it, but I still stand by it.
Also, if you look at the development of a fetus, it doesn't even resemble a human for quite some time in to the development. Brain waves aren't recorded until at least 40 days in to development.
What about a young 14 year old girl who has been raped? Should she have to be ostricized by her peers for being a slut just because she was overpowered by a man? Or what if an adult who is severely mentally handicapped was raped? They had absolutely no say in the matter, and there is absolutely no way for them to care for the child. I understand that if God wants something to happen, it will happen, and if he wants someone to not get pregnant there are ways for him to stop it... but I just fail to see why so many people adopt this view. What's most amusing is the fact that the hard core pro-life people are more often than not also the people who are also fervent about using life support on someone who is dying, and using medicine to save everyone. Isn't that stepping in the role of God, too? If God wanted the person to live, he would let them live without modern medicine, after all... right?
Planned Parenthood may seem to condone that, of course to an extreme Christian person who believes that an abstinence only program helps would think that; however the facts say otherwise. People need to know about the world, because it's out there regardless of where they are learning about it. STD's and abortion are so high because people aren't being taught properly about these things; yes, there would still be idiots, but that doesn't mean the rates would be nearly as depressing.
2008-03-05 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Just curious.
please take your rhetoric somewhere else and stop hiding behind the internet. Just one quick FYI planned parenthood doesnt make money, it's a non-profit organization.