I haven't said much about this before, but since I'm in it 100% (over my head even), I thought I'd share the petition with those who want to sign.
Now, people who read me, know I don't backdown easily. I am receptive to other's opinions, but I hold firmly to my own beliefs. Its called being flexible... or compromising.... to find the delicate balance between parties facing difficult choices.
So, that being said, I am linking the petition to stop other states from following South Dakota's lead on banning abortion.
Before people turn hateful towards me or anyone who may side with me, I will say this: My opinion is that women should have the right to choose.
I feel men have little or no say on this issue, because they cannot carry children.
I feel religion has no part in the discussion because~ face it~ premarital sex is a sin (no ifs, ands, or buts about it), and most women who have abortions are not married. Let's stop them from having sex first (Ha!)
I know at least one of my readers is personally anti-abortion, let me just say I'm not trying to offend anyone, or change their personal beliefs, I'm just putting this here for those who choose to utilize it.
This is my note to our governor (a former Bush White House employee, bleck!) that I wrote along with my signature:
Governor Mitch Daniels: I am aware you have initiated legislation similar to South Dakota's Anti abortion laws. This must not continue. Women should have the right to choose.
No men should have a say on this issue as it does not concern the males of our species, since it is not their bodies that carry children.
If Indiana continues forward on this outrageous issue, then I foresee you being a one term governor for our state.
Religious points of view shouldn't even be considered, as our Federal Constitution guarantees for a separation of Church and State.
The same goes for personal opinions... It does not matter what one believes personally as it is not about us as individuals.
Abortion abolishment could be the start of a war in our own country, and we certainly do not have the means to handle that with the Iraq fiasco.
Stop it before it gets worse.
Sign if you want. Spread word to your friends if they feel the same. This petition is seeking 20,000 signatures. It has 16,408 at last count.