Sunday, May 20, 2012

sunday morning politics

back when i was in high school, we went every autumn to the world wide paint horse congress in wichita, kansas. as you probably know, wichita is a hotbed of rabid anti-abortion folks and other than the big horse show at the kansas coliseum and the hearty meals at the red barn inn, that's what i remember of the place. we'd drive past planned parenthood clinics where protestors with graphic signs verbally (and possibly physically) assaulted innocent folks who were going in for their yearly check-ups. it always raised a defiant feeling in me, making me wish i needed an abortion, just so i could march past those people (who i am quite sure were not at all prepared to take responsibility for unwanted babies, should they not be aborted) and exercise my choice over my own body.  i've mellowed since then and while i'm glad i never needed an abortion, i'm glad that the choice was there for me if i had.

this whole debate over same-sex marriage actually triggers a similar response in me. tho' i am a happily married heterosexual woman, the whole rabid righteousness of the debate makes me want to find a nice girl and settle down.

8 comments:

kristina said...

and that is why I like you so much :-)

Spilling Ink said...

Heh! I've been saying the same thing. It really is ridiculous.

f8hasit said...

How does that song go..."Live and Let Live"?

Why can't we all just get along...
:-)

Lisa-Marie said...

Yup.

I don't understand why it's an issue at all, other than that some people are VERY CLOSE-MINDED.

keishua said...

well said. it just annoys me so much that people can think it's okay to limit others civil liberties but if the shoe was on the other foot, it would a different story. we humanoids are strange{kindest word I can think} bunch!!

Bill said...

It's much easier to fuss over social issues than it is to actually manage a country's critical issues: the budget, the military, the natural environment, worker safety, healthcare, roads and bridges, natural disasters, transportation, etc. etc. etc.

But Hey, sure glad gay marriage and Planned Parenthood are priorities!

MaggieGem said...

Well said... and I totally agree! As time marches forward, the social attitudes of my beloved Americas seems to be sadly stepping BACK in time.

Traci W. said...

I wholeheartedly agree!!!