Thursday, August 28, 2008
I can't stand that slogan that anti-choicers try to use against us. The old "aren't you happy your mom didn't abort you?" argument. I want to grab every person who holds up this sign in front of a Planned Parenthood and shout in their face, telling them that I'm glad that I exist, but I am more than happy to risk being born if it means that every woman can have a choice. If my mother chose not to have me, then so be it. I'm not so selfish as to say that I would rather abortion be illegal than to never have been born.
Luckily, pro-choicers find great ways to fight back. In my Practicum in Women's Studies class, there is a total of one boy, who must be either majoring or minoring in Women's Studies since that's a prerequisite for the course. He told us that one night around 4AM, he climbed up onto a billboard nearby that loudly stated, "SMILE! Your mom chose life" and, by himself, changed the billboard to say, "SMILE! Your mom has a choice." I thought that was one of the coolest things I've ever heard anyone do. I feel as though that slogan is much more appropriate.