Today in Washington DC is the March for Life, which is when Pro-Lifers come from everywhere to argue to make abortion illegal as they march on the Capitol. Because I go to The Catholic University of America, all of these people come to stay on campus the day before the march and we have to see them. I am one of those few members of the Catholic population who is Pro-Choice which makes me as bad as Satan today.
Now I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The reason humans are much more complex then animals is because we have the ability to reason and form our own ideas. My big thing is that I won't force my ideas on you if you do not try to do the same to me. Which is why the March for Life pisses me off.
I think the government should not have the right to tell me what to do with my body. If then did, then America would become more and more like those darn Communists. Then we may as well institute wire tapping with the occasional idea thrown into your conversation by some government worker listening in. America was established on the principle that people could be free to do what they wish (within reason) without being prosecuted and Pro-lifers are in essence trying to take a vital part of that away by saying "Abortion is murder". First of all, most doctors will not perform abortions after a certain point because it would be murder. They only can perform them in the first few weeks because the baby is still an embryo and feels nothing.
Also, in cases such as rape or incest, women should not have to be forced to go through the painful ordeal of giving birth because it is not their fault these things happened. Also, the government is mostly constituted of old white men who will never have to experience this decision for themselves.
But if I dared express this sentiment to any of the Pro-Lifers, I might get punched in the face.
And nothing is more anger provoking then those peoples status which state "When you decide to come to THE Catholic University of America, don't be so surprised that it is a Catholic university who actually follows through with the Church's teachings. The Church happens to be pro-life in case you didn't realize that when you sent in your enrollment deposit." Yes, I know the Church is pro-life and I shouldn't be stopped from coming to this school because I disagree with one thing the church stands for.
And also buddy, we live in America where FREEDOM OF SPEECH is one of our core values. Why should I not be allowed to express my beliefs in a mature and peaceful way just because the school I go to happens to follow a religion with some antiquated ideas?
I'm sorry about this rant on such a controversial issue but I had to get it off my chest online because I really can't do it in person today. But it's comforting to know that I am not the only Pro-Choice person here.
And that I am not as narrow-minded as some of the people on this planet. Thank mom, for making sure I saw the world before I began attempting to form ideas about it.
Anyway, I have rehearsal now and soon this retched day will be over. Thanks for dealing with this.
PS: One of the best comments I heard today was some kid say "I went to the March to meet girls. And then I realized they were all Pro-Life".