Two Things I Don’t Discuss Here

Religion and abortion.  I hesitate to even bring either of them up.  There’s not much anyone can say to change anyone else’s mind about either, and I’d rather just avoid those topics altogether.

Knowing that I’m not trying to persuade anyone to believe anything, please enjoy this excerpt based purely on its cleverness.  You can argue with LissaKay at her place if you’d like, or you can argue in the comments here, but I won’t be piping in with an opinion:

I then went on to propose that if women wanted to have abortion as a birth control option, then men should too. If a couple gets pregnant unexpectedly, if the man doesn’t want the burden or inconvenience of raising a child, or even just being financially responsible for it for 18 years or more, then he should be able to force the woman to have an abortion. Equal rights and all, you know. Her reply to that was so very predictable … if a man doesn’t want to be making babies, he shouldn’t be sleeping around. 

Right. Exactly. Neither should a woman. With equal rights comes equal responsibility, and it goes both ways. 

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2 Replies to “Two Things I Don’t Discuss Here”

  1. Thanks for the link. My philosophy, political viewpoint, opinions, or what-have-you are all pretty much rooted in the concept of personal responsibility … as in, if everyone took responsibility for their own actions, and the consequences of those actions, the world would be a much better place. This concept can, and should, be applied to everything from abortion (which there would be little or none of, if everyone behaved like responsible adults) to the financial mess we are in, to most of the crap the liberal whine about everyday. It’s your life, you deal with it, ask for help if needed, but forget expectation of being bailed out of your mistakes and screw ups, you can deal with those too.

    Yeah, I was a tough mommy too.

  2. @LissaKay,
    What is this “personal responsibility” concept you speak of? I’d like to hear more. For instance, what if I wanted to have dinner tonight? Are you saying that it’s actually my responsibility to feed myself? Who buys the food and takes care of preparation? Am I supposed to put fuel in my car and everything? Who do you propose should finance this massive amount of responsibility you’re talking about? 😀

    Seriously, I really enjoyed that post!

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