Taking A Stand

 Stand With Planned Parenthood — Contact Your Representative
Last week, the House passed a bill to bar Planned Parenthood from all federal funding for any purpose whatsoever. That means no funding to Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other essential care.
[Want to know how your local Representative voted? Click here to find out.]

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Should we fear for the future? What happens if Planned Parenthood (and/or related organizations) are denied Federal funding? What will happen to all of the people who rely on PP counselors for advice?

I think this is just another way for government to distance itself from anything that relates to abortion. For the record I consider myself to be Pro-Choice, even though I’m not 100% sure where I stand on the issue of abortion. I do believe that every woman should have the right to choose her own path and decide what is best for herself.

Obviously its a very sensitive topic, one that I don’t think will ever be resolved in a way that satisfies everyone. The best thing we can do is keep an open dialogue.

And speaking of open dialogue I’d like to share this little tidbit with you. It shows how some people can’t get past the hype to find their own way. The following is an excerpt from a real conversation I had with one of my very Christian friends in college…

Woman:
“I don’t believe in abortion. I think its murder.”

Me:
“Well do you believe that a woman has the right to make her own choices about what’s right for her own body?”

Woman:
“Yes I do.”

Me:
“Oh, ok., So you’re Pro-Choice.”

Woman:
“God no! I said I was against abortion.”

Me:
“I know you’re against abortion, but you just said that you supported a woman’s right to choose what happens to her own body”

Woman:
“Yes I said that.”

Me:
“Ok. So then you’re Pro-Choice.”

Woman:
“No. I’m against abortion.”

Me:
“You do understand that you can be against abortion but still support the right to choose, right? Pro-Choice doesn’t mean pro-abortion, you know. Being pro-choice is about respecting a woman’s right to make choices. The name ‘Pro-Choice’ should tell you that…”

Woman:
“You’re just trying to confuse me and make me say things that aren’t true…”