We blog about you because your pages are a cornucopia when it comes to stupidity and that’s what we do—point out the vast amounts of stupidity in the pro-life movement.
We don’t advocate for adoption. We don’t advocate for parenting. And we don’t advocate for abortion.
We advocate for every woman to have access to all three options and to choose which option she believes is best for herself.
I have some cousins who were adopted. They are sweet, lovely girls and I appreciate the fact that their birth mothers chose to have them and give them up for adoption. I also know that almost every adoptive couple I’ve ever met has had to deal with issues stemming from the fact that their children were adopted. And I know how difficult it can be for birth mothers to give up their babies. Adoption is great, but it is no panacea. It is difficult for the birth parents, the adoptive parents, and the kids. But if someone feels it’s the right choice to give their child up for adoption, I support them 100%.
And I also believe that if a pregnant woman wants to parent their child, it’s great. That’s, you know, the option that most people take and do it without it needing to be advocated for. But I suppose you are talking about in situations where women believe that they don’t have the resources to take care of the children they want to parent. Well, that’s why I am a big, old socialist (or at least why I lean towards socialism). Because I want that mother to have access to housing, food, healthcare, education, and everything else that people need to live for her and her kids. That’s why I believe in single payer universal healthcare, SNAP (food stamps), Head Start, and a multitude of other social safety net programs that would allow that mother to raise her child and give them every opportunity they deserve.
And if someone wants to abort? Well, that’s a fine option, too.
I want everyone involved in the adoption process to have all the mental health support that they need and I don’t want birth mothers to feel coerced into giving up their babies. I want single, struggling mothers to not have to worry about housing, feeding, educating, and otherwise caring for their children. And I want abortion to be a safe and legal option for the mother. And I vote in the way that I believe will make all those options feasible.
So, yes, Sam, I am pro-choice. I am 100% pro-choice. I believe that every option is a completely valid, supportable option and I would not presume to tell anybody else which one to pick. The only time I will ever decide how someone should choose between these three options, it will be when it concerns a fetus that is growing within my uterus. And that is what being pro-choice means.