My opinion on Gianna Jesson's message.
First off. I'm a mommy. My life revolves around the protection and care of little people. I make decisions all day, every day that have lasting consequences on their lives. Every choice every person makes creates ripples in the pond of life. I realize that children can't vote, they can't choose government leaders, they can't fight for their rights, they can't defend themselves well (if at all) from those that might wish to harm them, they can't even explain their feelings and wants to me very well! So - it's up to me and Tony and my parents and my siblings and my in-laws and my friends and YOU to fight for the rights of babies and children.
I was absolutely stunned when Gianna said, "If abortion is merely about women's rights, well then, where were mine?" **silence** Yeah! She's a woman too! How come no one was there to stand up for her? How come no one is there to stand up for so many of, what could be, the future women (and men) of our world?
If women can only have their rights by taking away someone else’s then something is very, tragically wrong with this picture. If we, as women, don’t stand up for the rights of those who can’t stand up for their own – who will?
So - What defines life? A beating heart? Emerging alive from a womb? Having, at least initially, a parent who wants you to live?
P.S. Feel free to share thoughts in contrary to this post. But please have the guts to let me know who you are. Anonymous posts will be rejected.