i posted this as a response to something a girl said in a mutual friend's blog, but wanted to put this out there for other people to read and really think about...
can you imagine being a 14 year old girl who survived a brutal attack and rape, and being FORCED AGAINST YOUR WILL to carry your rapists baby and be reminded every day for NINE MONTHS of your horrible ordeal?
can you even freaking imagine what that would feel like?!
how is that not considered cruel and unusual punishment? why would anyone want to punish a victim of a horrific crime like that?!
it blows my mind that there are people out there who think this is acceptable. especially when one of them could potentially run our country.
john mccain and sarah palin want to overturn roe vs. wade.
sarah palin, in particular, is extremely anti-choice and believes there should be no abortion even in cases of rape and incest. no exceptions.
that kind of thinking is anti-woman!
we will never have equality when there are rules about what a woman can/cannot do with her body and not a man. not to get gross, but, if there was a law telling men they could never jerk off because it "wastes seed" that could potentially become life, they would never stand for it. i know it isnt the same thing exactly, but think about it - there is no law telling a man what he cant do like they want for women. thats just messed up!
if you are pro-choice, please vote for obama! dont let the right wingers take away more of our rights! and don't let mccain's talk of "returning the decision to the states" fool you, either. if that happens, almost 50% of the states would have an abortion ban.
dont punish the victims!
please dont support the republican presidential candidates decision to take away more of our rights.