Saturday, June 14, 2008
Shut Up and Sit Down
To draw attention to the way abortion disproportionately affects the African-American community, black pro-life advocates will be protesting outside the upcoming annual meeting of the nation's largest organization representing blacks. The NAACP protest will also reach the Democratic presidential candidate (source).First off, the previous few sentences are a direct quote from the article that I found regarding this issue on Lifenews.com. I do not at all believe that abortion disproportionately affects the African -American community because every abortion that takes places in any and every community is totally up to the woman getting the abortion. Religious leaders and pro-life activists need to stop acting as if abortion is some type of new genocide on the black population.Most people who advocate pro-life base their reasons on religious non-sense anyway. Though they have their rights to protest and demonstrate the actual process of trying to create pro-life laws on account of a religious belief is not American and violates the act of Church and state being separate. Although we all know a lot of the laws that are in affect today were created years ago based on religious beliefs. Let's all be real here. How many times have we heard about or know of a woman who may or may not be young but, regardless has a number of children that she's struggling to support? Abortions for a lot of people are the best damn thing that's ever happened to them. Some women want to wait until they are married before they give birth to children. Some women want to wait until their career is at place of their liking prior to having children. Just like some women made the choice to have sex (not all do, some are raped), they should definitely also to have the choice of birthing a child or not. Women are the only gender (humans and animals) that can actually give birth to a child. She has to deal with the physical, emotional, and mental changes of bringing a child into this world first hand. Therefore, it is her choice on rather or not she wants to birth a child.I can go on and on regarding this topic but, I'm quite sure everyone knows where I stand with this.