Blog for Choice Day Today is the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, probably the most important women's rights Supreme Court ruling in my lifetime. Biffle accuses me of being a single-issue voter, which I'm not, but I definitely use candidates' stance on Roe v. Wade as a litmus test for their approach to women's rights. As I've said here before, a woman's reproductive capacity affects every other aspect of her life, without exception. If a woman isn't able to control her own reproduction, then she has no control over her life. And if a candidate doesn't believe that I should have control over my own life, then that candidate doesn't deserve my vote.

I don't know what to say about this that I haven't said here already. This is an issue I care about, and regular Baxter Sez readers know I've talked about it a lot. I've had an abortion, and I don't regret it. Biffle and I are in the process now of considering procreating--actually inviting a little blastocyst to stick around--and I'm well aware of what a big decision that is, how it will affect everything (even as my friends with kids assure me, laughingly, that I have no idea). So on this anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I'm grateful that (at least for now--at least as long as we keep candidates in office who respect women's reproductive rights) I have the right to choose--to choose not, as well as to reproduce.


Anonymous said...

Just thought you should know you are being talked about... by idiots.

Biffle said...

that's nothin' man. you oughta see a conservative news website that has upwards of 200 comments by now. (i'd provide a link but i don't want to make them any money for all those pop-ups for netflix.