Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Pro Woman, Pro Man, Pro LIFE
Now that I have voted, I will share that I voted pro-life... which for me, IS pro-woman. And man. And children. And culture.
Everyday, I see the devastation that is wreaked by abortion. I see the women and men who have suffered for years. I see the pain and agony, first hand.
Every day I see a culture that has decided that death is a solution for that which ails us. A culture that has chosen violence to solve it's problems. And I believe that our culture has been irreparably harmed by the choices we have made.
Many, especially those who disagree with my position, accuse me of being a single issue voter. That is not precisely true. BUT because of the gravity of this issue, it is a deal breaker for me if a candidate is pro-abortion. Just like the abolitionists would never vote for a pro-slavery candidate, so it is with me.
I am not anti-woman. I am not anti-gay. I am not a person who wants to hurt the poor. And I am not stupid or ignorant. I am not evil or misguided... or any of the awful things my friends have been posting for months about those who are voting differently than them.
I am a woman who works in the trenches with women and men who have been terribly damaged by a culture that has lost all respect for life. I am someone who believes that we, as a society, can do better.