random thoughts from my life as a childfree feminist, public employee, student, volunteer, advocate, home cook, karaoke singer, amateur photographer and all around busy bee.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Pro-choice does not equal anti-life
Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v Wade and I am grateful for those who continue to fight for reproductive freedom and women's rights.
"Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right." - Faye Wattleton
I believe in the full spectrum of reproductive freedom -- the right to comprehensive sexual health education -- the right to have access to a variety of birth control options -- the right to decide whether or not to have a child in the first place -- the right to high quality health care for all women, regardless of race, socioeconmic status, education level, etc. -- the right to make personal decisions around when, how and with whom a child will be conceived -- the right to end a pregnancy -- the right to not end a pregnancy -- the right to determine how and where a child will be born -- all of these and more.