Joined Aug. 2, 2011
1 year, 9 months agoailamaccubbin's comment on:
I disagree that ALL anti-choicers are trying to limit women's reproductive choice as a form of control. I do believe that's the underlying point to the anti-choice movement, but I honestly believe that a lot of the anti-choicers are just random people that got sucked into something without bothering to think it through.
One of the downsides to the US is that people are so tied down to the whole "I'm a republican!" or "I'm a democrat!" and the other party is pure evil, that people are willing to take what either party says as absolute truth with no exceptions or room for discussion -- and it happens on both sides of the fence.
Many of the anti-choicers I run into (and I'll admit it, I antagonize them for my own enjoyment), tend to actually believe that the pro-choice movement is encouraging abortion. It's not about handing out half off abortion coupons to pregnant women, it's about leaving the choice up to the woman herself. I can honestly say from experience that the majority of pro-choicers I know are pretty anti-abortion for themselves. But that's the key point there: for themselves.
You'd never see me willingly set foot in the (specific) Baptist church in my town. I don't have a problem with baptists, perse, but I'm not a baptist. I personally disagree with quite a bit of this pastor's teachings, and I find him to be incredibly stupid. But my inlaws love him and his teachings. I could force my beliefs on them and tell them flat out: "YOU CAN'T GO THERE, THE PASTOR IS A DICK!" and try and petition for legislation banning him from practicing his beliefs, or I could go "well, if you guys want to go to church, you go right ahead, I won't be" thereby letting them make their own choices.
That's freedom there. Long and convoluted, but the key point is, you can choose to do whatever you wish, as long as it doesn't interfere with me and my ability to choose my own way too. And that's the problem with the anti-choice movement, it makes decisions for you.