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We must redefine “pro-life”

In Economics, Human Rights and the Constitution on October 8, 2010 at 00:06

Why I am pro-life

I am pro-life because I believe in protecting women.

I am pro-life because I don’t want women to have to die when there is the unlikely chance that the baby might live. I am pro-life because I believe a woman should have the right to decide what risks to take with her body.  I am pro-life because I know no other person, government agency or group of activists should force a woman to make a choice one way or another about her pregnancy.

I am pro-life because I believe all children should have the opportunity to be born into a healthy family with a healthy body and a live mother at the right time.

I am pro-life because I believe raped women shouldn’t be forced to live with the trauma of bringing the product of a rape to term. I am pro-life because I support the right of women to bring that life to term.

I am pro-life because I believe an incest victim has the right to terminate the product of incest, and I am pro-life because I know that the child of incest will live with the trauma of the incest if not genetically based medical problems. I am pro-life because I support the right of a teen, child, or woman who is the victim of incest to bring a child to term if she so wishes.

I am pro-life because I believe that no one can decide for another person what she does with her body.

I am pro-life because I am NOT pro-abortion. No one is pro-abortion. However, some people know how difficult the choice is for a woman and that no one can decide for her.

I am pro-life because I am pro-choice.

Peace,
Tex Shelters

P.S. I do believe in an age limit for a pregnancy termination, except in exceptional situations. Most laws put the legal termination age between 20-24 weeks. Studies show that a baby can’t live outside the womb before 23-28 weeks of age.

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