Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Take Action Tuesday: I am NOT a zygote  


Are we clear?

I only wish the anti-choicers in Colorado would see it that way. Amendment 48 is officially on the ballot for November, which will define a person "to include any human being from the moment of fertilization." In other words, fetuses will be given "inalienable rights."

This is bad. If passed, this is a major step towards overturning Roe v. Wade, not to mention the true inhumanity of the amendment itself. How can a woman who has been alive for 20, 30, 40 years not be given control over a cluster of cells growing inside of her? I believe that when a woman is making reproductive decisions, she should take the potential child into consideration, but to give something smaller than my fingertip "inalienable rights" is preposterous.

You can visit Pro-Choice Colorado's website to learn more about the amendment, and to help oppose it. Pro-choicers are working hard to make sure our reproductive rights are protected, but they could use all the help they can get.

If you need more incentive, check out this scary video put together by Colorado's anti-choice organization, deceptively titled "Colorado for Equal Rights."

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2 comments: to “ Take Action Tuesday: I am NOT a zygote

  • September 17, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

    Thank you for your opposition to Amendment 48!

    You might be interested to read an issue paper recently published by the Coalition for Secular Government: "Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life: Why It Matters That a Fertilized Egg Is Not a Person" by Ari Armstrong and myself. It's available at:


    We discuss some of the serious implications of this proposed amendment, including its effects on the legality of abortion, birth control, and in vitro fertilization. And we offer a strong defense of abortion rights based on the biological facts of pregnancy.

    Diana Hsieh
    Founder, Coalition for Secular Government

  • February 27, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

    Hmm, one has to wonder if ANY of you realize what you are saying? We're ALL parasites at one time or another. Am I correct in that? I'll assume so. So then what makes any of you ANY better than an unborn baby? What, the fact that YOUR parents wanted you? The fact that quite possibly your parents didn't want you but said "You know what, abortion is wrong, I'll raise my child because I couldn't live with myself if I "terminated" it." I find it completely ironic that the same people that sit here and abroad swear up and down that an unborn baby has NO rights to any protection, were once unborn babies themselves. And now how many years later they say unborns are nothing but parasites. Rather than looking at them for what they are, future generations. Future doctors, future lawyers, future engineers, future scientists, future mill workers. Or how about just OUR FUTURE. You don't just abort one life, your aborting a human being that could've had a family and had 1, 2, 3, who knows how many children. And each of those children could've had how many children. People have sacraficed future tax payers, workers, senators, presidents, governors, mill workers, hair stylers (whatever profession they would've chosen) for their "rights". How many of you would want the death penalty for the guy that kidnapped your daughter, raped her and then murdered her? Simple enough question. If you can wrap your brain around having a daughter, if you don't already. That raping murdering felon, has more rights than an unborn baby that has done NOTHING wrong. The babies don't ask to be created, yet here you guys are saying "kill them" because "I have rights." Well here's a right that actually makes sense. You're rights start at the decision to have or not to have sex. AFTER that decision is made, it becomes a RESPONSIBILITY. Too often than not, people both men AND women simply want to have "fun" and not take the responsibility that comes with that "fun". And that's where it is in today's society. Actions and consequences. If you rob a bank and get caught you go to jail. If you steal a car and get caught you go to jail. If you do drugs and get caught you go to jail. If you murder someone and get caught you go to jail. If you have sex and get pregnant you have a child. You have a responsibility as an adult to make smart educated decisions. You have a responsibility as a human being that if you choose to have sex, which is your right, and become pregnant to take responsibility for that child. To raise that child to be a member of this society. Children don't ask to be here, none of us asked to be born. But does that mean that YOUR mother and father should've been allowed to "terminate" you because they didn't want you? Don't you have rights? Unborn babies from conception until right before they are born are still human beings. They aren't pigs, or cows or anything else. This isn't about taking a woman's right away. You still have the right to do whatever you want to your own body. However if there is a baby involved then there's another human life, and their rights should be considered also. I don't think anyone realizes how abortions affect our country or the economics of this country either. You abort one baby, you abort THAT baby's future kids and grandkids and great grandkids and so on. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM is an asset to this country and to this world. It is possible to say that we could have a cure for cancer or HIV or AIDS or the common cold if we didn't abort any baby since the adoption of RvsW. It's also possible to say that we could be driving around in alternative energy vehicles had RvsW not been adopted. The possibilities are endless if RvsW hadn't been established. And for what? So we don't have to take responsibility for our actions? So we can continue to have "fun" without worrying about a baby interfering with our "normal" life? Pathetic and selfish are the only two words that come to mind when I hear pro-choice.