I wanted to talk about my views on abortion. Me personally I'm not a big fan of it, it's not something that (if I was a woman) would do unless I was raped, was a medical reason, or some other dire reason. That's just me, I feel that if I fuck up something I have to deal with the reprecussions of my actions. I would like to think that I am the norm when it comes to peoples views on abortion. I read in a Zogby survey (in Orange County Register) that conservatives put abortion (something like 30%) as one of their deciding factors for who they voted for this year (Total for all people was 16%). I guess this would basically be those Anti-Abortion people. Myself I think that going in for an abortion should be a process just like it is for getting a gun. Yes these are entirely different things, but to me it would make sense. If you are looking into having an abortion you would go to planned parenthood or wherever else and schedule a date for the abortion 1-3 weeks after your first visit, after the visit you would have a consultation with the doctor as well as speak with a consuelor regarding the decision you are making. They would lay out all options that a person could take, abortion, keeping the child, adoption, etc. After these steps are taken they would be able to go along with the procedure. Sometimes people hastily make a choice or decision that they regret, this would give them time to really think about what they are doing. I don't know, am I crazy to think this would work?
I don't know if this is even close to the way it's already done, I've know (and even dated) girls that have had abortions, not many, but I have.
It's my journal I will talk about what I want. If you are going to lambast me about my views I don't want to hear it (although I don't think I said anything earth shattering here), but if you just want to discuss them I'm all for that. I'm ever changing when it comes to my views on just about everything.
I don't even know if I want to get started about gay marriages. I don't think the country is ready for "gay marriages" but I think it could be ready for civil unions. I'm not sure how the wording was for any of the 11 state elections for them were, but I think going for the whole cake instead of just a slice may have hurt it. I'm too busy to see what the exact measures were right now but I know some were just laying out what should be considered a marriage and such. Sometimes you just have to start small to accomplish things.
Ok I'm jumping off my soapbox for now...