Tuesday, December 27, 2005

You might not be walking the streets, either

"I'm adopted, so I'm obviously pro-life."

—John Spencer, former mayor of Yonkers, N.Y. and current Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from New York

This type of sentiment makes my blood boil. Adopted persons are "obviously" anti-abortion? According to whom? Idiots who haven't thought the matter through?

My assumption is that people such as this believe that adoptees should be grateful they weren't aborted. You know what? Anyone could have aborted. There are a lot of people who wouldn't be walking the streets if abortion had been legal and widely available sixty years ago. And that would not be a tragedy. For every potential Gandhi we may have lost to abortion, how many Bill O'Reillys have we been spared from?

This is one adoptee who will not be a poster child for the anti-abortion crowd. The right of a woman to control her own womb is more important than "the right to life". Legal and safe abortion has been a boon to women.

Abortion is NOT murder, but unwanted parenthood can be slavery. Let's make sure the kids who are born are all taken care of; that would be a humanitarian undertaking.

And by the way, why are citizens of a nation that was a product of the Enlightenment still letting the Bishop of Rome do their thinking for them?

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