It's the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, and Blog for Choice asks "what does trust women mean to you"?
I am pro-choice. I'm not going to try to explain why or tell you that you have to be pro-choice too, but I think 'trust women' and the statement it can be rolled up into - 'trust individuals' - is a good one. Trust people to make their own choices. To do what is right for them. Personally, abortion would not be right for me. I crossed that line sometime during or immediately following college. If I had a baby now, it wouldn't be ideal, but I would make it work and I have no doubt I would love him or her with my entire being.
And you know what? If my 19 year old self had had an abortion, my current self would have been proud of her for that. Because I trust her.
On a semi-related note, a late-30-something coworker came into my office yesterday and waved his hands in the air and said "I love my son. I love my dead, gay, son". And left. He doesn't have a son, dead, gay, or otherwise, in case you were wondering. My office is so weird.