Demystification Guru

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Monday, January 16, 2006

about control

I know there’s no common ground in the abortion debate. I do however, wonder about what would happen if the anti-abortionists got what they wanted. There is no discussion about what happens to the control of a woman’s body, should she find herself pregnant and unwilling to continue in that state. They talk about a nice world where a woman would be looked after for nine months, give birth and the baby adopted by a loving family. But they don’t address the fact that she would be their prisoner.

Similarly, there’s no discussion in the pro-abortion camp about trying to curb the number of abortions. What can be done about the (probably few) women who use abortion as a means of birth control? What can be done to teach the uneducated about birth control methods so that abortions aren’t required by them later? If control of our bodies is so important, there should be a lot more talk about controlling them ALL the time, and not just when one gets pregnant.

Self-control and self-discipline are two virtues sadly ignored in recent years. It’s time we started learning and teaching them again.


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