To The Daily Sun,
No sir (G.W. Brooks) you are mistaken, it is Black Lives Matter, not Lives Matter. You are the one playing with the use of this saying (words) for your own "beliefs." I can assure you, what the African Americans are using it for, is not about abortion, and it never has nor will be. And I won't really go into what I think you "meant" when you said, "Many are demanding their lives matter, yet not one speaks loudly for their unborn kin." So your saying that "they" all must be for abortion if they are not mentioning this at their rallies and press conferences?!
I think your a very religious man, by the sounds of your letter. I think you tossed this subject out there because of upcoming elections, perhaps to stir the pot. Or maybe you feel it has not been in the news enough for you. Whatever your reasons were/are, you are off base in my book and I am Catholic, a woman, and a mother. Do not ever assume to know a woman's "choice" until you have walked in her shoes. And do not use your Bible or beliefs to judge them, sir.
It was my choice to have my kids. It was my choice not to remain on birth control. My life, my decision, and my body. I was not raped, threatened, beaten, or had my own "religion" pushed down my throat to "go forth and reproduce" as my "calling" as woman is claimed I should do. I had no medical conditions that I had to choose between my life or that of the child I was carrying. My children had no serious medical conditions that would affect the quality of their lives so severe that I had to make that choice. I am grateful and I am blessed for those four choices, my sons, I made over 20 years ago with no regrets. Not all women are as lucky as I am to have that choice or freedom.
I do believe that all life matters. I do believe that abortion should never be used as a means of birth control. I believe in adoption. I believe in not judging my "fellow neighbor" no matter what my beliefs are, even if I disagree. Can you sir say the same? And until you, as a man, can grow a uterus, do not judge the path and strength of any woman on this planet. Even Mary had a choice.
And that is all I have to say on this subject. Good luck, sir, and have a blessed day.
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