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Thread #77771   Message #1393886
Posted By: dianavan
30-Jan-05 - 11:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left
Well, I have stayed out of this (except to correct a grammatical error) but now I have to say that I know I am left but I also know that I am not religious.

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was not in a secure situation. I had a three year old son and had just separated from dad with no hope of financial support. Many, many people suggested that I have an abortion. I never even considered it.

She had been conceived in love. I was already a mother so my life wasn't going to be radically altered by another baby. I didn't want my son to grow up as an only child. I had already bonded with the baby within. I made the right choice for me. It wasn't based on law, religious conviction or financial situation.

Every woman should have this choice. Doesn't matter if you are right or left. Some will choose to abort and some will choose to give birth - it all depends on your circumstances in life. Nobody has the right to tell a woman what she should do in such a situation. She has the right to decide and she is the one that has to live with the decision.

BTW - Yes, me and my little family struggled through poverty but we had a warm home and plenty to eat. Eventually I went to university and launched a career. My son is a successful businessman. My daughter is studying to become an architecht (I can't even spell it).

So you see, it doesn't matter what other people think is best for you. You have to do what is best for yourself. My mind boggles when I hear people debating something that is highly personal. How would anyone know what is right for another?