What makes a feminist?

What makes a feminist?

Friday, January 25, 2013

Yes, Virginia, there are such things as pro-life atheists.

There are few things more frustrating sometimes than to be non-religious and pro-life. 

Yes, I realize the religion thing is a choice, but if I don't feel the faith in my heart then it's just going through the motions.  I'm not closing myself completely off from the idea of religion--I'm still something of a 'seeker', seeing what's out there and what I feel called to.  For now, it's just not there.  And I'm not going to be like one of the many Catholics in my state whose beliefs directly contradict those of the Church in terms of things like contraception and marriage equality.  Whatever I decide on (if anything), I don't intend to half-ass it.

But I digress.

In the meantime, being agnostic and liberal means that the assumption is typically made that I am also pro-abortion.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  I'm anti-war and anti-capital punishment (though I wasn't always), and being pro-life just seems to be the most natural extension of that.  I'm also in favor of universal health care, marriage equality, comprehensive sex-ed, and I don't have a moral opposition to contraception.  So, yes, I tend to vote Democrat.

I'm going extinct.

"If human beings don’t respect human life, we descend rather quickly to a world where the biggest and meanest get to make all the rules."

 I don't want to live in that kind of world.  Do you?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

40 years of death

Forty years ago today was the infamous Roe v. Wade decision.

Here are four women who decided that the children were more than just "products of conception": http://www.feministsforlife.org/news/four-women.htm.  And I'm hoping those numbers grow!

In other news, Planned Parenthood is no longer calling themselves 'pro-choice'.  They appear to be claiming some kind of moral gray area exists.  I don't even have words for this.