Before you judge, I want to let you know a few facts about me:
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I am a human being of the same flesh and bone like you and me.
I am a woman and a feminist.
I do believe in God and I will continue to do so because He will always forgive and love me no matter what.
But I also believe everyone, catholic or not, should have equal rights and defend those who are overlooked and are forced to be silent. I believe a pregnant woman should have the liberty to decide what's best for her baby's welfare than to have my government or 70-80yr chaste men (cough*cardinals and popes*) who will never carry a child inside their own bodies in their lifetime.
If you are wondering, I am pro-choice. I am concern for my health first before I am ready give another life. How could the baby be healthy if the mom is not? Worse, what happens to the mother when the attention is on how the baby will be born and not how it will be raised? An unborn is an unborn, not a human but a clump of cell transfiguring into baby. We, as women, are the only gender to carry a child for nine months.
Until women received adequate healthcare and the same career opportunities as males without sexual or physical prejudice, then I will go back to being pro-life. I am still waiting for the change.
I am proud who I am whether you damn me or praise me.
david-bowtie asked: I was just wondering, why would you go back to being pro life if women have equal career opportunities? What does that really have to do with reproductive rights?
Good question. I give you two words that changed my mind: Birth Control. A year ago I was pro-life. I believe the fetus is a human being rather the woman whose carrying the human being. I also believe birth control can prevent abortion and help women pursue their careers without the stress of raising another person until I read the catechism of the church.
The Roman Catholic Church is against all forms of contraceptives or birth control (Pills, abortion, condoms,) because it prevents the creation of life. That’s why the Church is against gay marriage because the same sexual intercourse prevents the making of a baby. That’s why they are against abortion but most of all they accused birth control as the leading cause of divorce and “infanticide.” On top of that, the catechism forbids masturbation, sperm donation, surrogacy uterus, and artificial insemination. Yet, the Church flip flops when these fertility methods betray the couple the “right to become a father and a mother only through each other” (CCC, 2376).
“Thus the innate language that expresses the total reciprocal self-giving of husband and wife is overlaid, through contraception, by an objectively contradictory language, namely, that of not giving oneself totally to the other. This leads not only to a positive refusal to be open to life but also to a falsification of the inner truth of conjugal love, which is called upon to give itself in personal totality. . . . The difference, both anthropological and moral, between contraception and recourse to the rhythm of the cycle . . . involves in the final analysis two irreconcilable concepts of the human person and of human sexuality.160” (CCC 2370)
The Roman Catholic church still lives in the Middle ages during the 21th century where women had only two choices for careers and that is marriage or the Convent. It angers me that the Roman Catholic Church highly regards to the Virgin Mary as the ideal role model for girls but they forbid a nun to become a pope or to bless communion during ordinary mass on Sundays, or perform priestly duties. I feel as if they exploit the Virgin Mary rather respect her as the mother of God who raised Him and put up with garbage about her Son’s conception and miracles. She is portrayed submissive and docile rather the courageous mother who had to witness the hypocrisy of the Rabbis and the death of her Son in which she was powerless against the Romans. Any woman letting her go their only child to live their life and eventually watch them suffer and killed by the justice they fought could trust. The church brieflys mentions her courage only to put her on a pedestal like a decoration on their mantle.
Until the Virgin Mary is respected as a courageous and strong woman and the day I will see the first female pope which will happen one in a trillion years, I am at a lost of words that the Roman Catholic Church put women secondary citizens when they are all for “civil rights” and helping the poorest and protecting the clump of cells, oops I mean unborn.