|tee hee hee, my governor made the mistake of writing me back.
||[Feb. 12th, 2005|06:48 pm]
Hate It? Then Change It.
My dear Governor, I do believe you have missed my point. I'm a mother, do you really think that I want babies, even unborn ones, killed needlessly? My daughter is the result of an unplanned pregnancy and abortion was not the choice I could make. However, I'd like to know how you would feel if YOUR body could be mobilized against your will into creating another life. You do not, cannot, will not ever know what this is like. Nor will any of the other men up there in the Capitol making their laws about what women can and cannot do. |
Pregnancy takes place literally inside a woman's body. Imagine waking up tomorrow and finding out that a life existed inside you that you had to bear or face consequences. Your oh so ever brilliant conservative response to this is probably, well don't have sex if you don't want a baby. Fine for you to say, you can copulate with every woman in the world and there will never be a baby inside your body.
You cannot control women's bodies. You cannot control women. We will have sex, love it, make babies, abort babies, pierce our genitals, show our breasts in public, embrace each other in loving, passionate, sexual relationships and no law you or any other man will ever make will ever stop us.
It is not because I hate children that I support the right of a woman's choice. It's because I deeply love my daughter and I will not allow her body to be legislated by ignorant, arrogant men.
>Subject: Re: FW: Contact the Governor from VICKY SMITH
>Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 10:25:20 -0500
>Dear Ms. Smith:
>Thank you for sharing your concerns with me regarding the question of abortion. I want to know of the issues that matter to you as I seek to serve the State of Georgia on your behalf.
>As your Governor, it is essential to me that we protect all innocent life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of abortions has been declining every year after reaching a peak in 1990. It is my fervent hope that the decline will continue until the number of abortions is so small it is almost impossible to track.
>Currently in Georgia we have several laws limiting abortions, including a parental notification statute, passed in the late 1980s, that has survived constitutional scrutiny. It requires notification to parents of children under 18 before an abortion can be performed. The minor child can bypass notification only through a juvenile court proceeding. Additionally, there is a feticide statute, providing for life imprisonment for killing a quickened unborn child.
>You may also be aware that the Georgia legislature passed a prohibition on the partial-birth abortion procedure in 1997, which was later upheld by the federal district court in Atlanta. The procedure may still be performed to protect the "life or health" of the mother.
>Your personal views on this subject are important to me, and I encourage you to make your legislators aware of them as well. I appreciate your contacting me and hope you will not hesitate to do so in the future.
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