Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It is also Blog for Choice Day.
I’m not usually an angry person. I rarely broadcast my anger anywhere, especially in public forums like Facebook, but this time I lost my cool and got political. My status today:
Lillian DeRitter has been invited by too many people to Go to the March for Life/write a status about it. Apparently none of you know me. Here’s your status: Lillian DeRitter is a feminist. She believes that women (and people in general) have the right to control their own reproduction, and shouldn’t have that control taken away from them because of somebody else’s belief system that fails to be backed by any quantifiable science.
[Additional Comment from Me] If you actually want to help women (when most of the time you’re just shaming and harassing them without knowing anything about their actual lives or struggles), you would be counseling victims of domestic violence and rape or providing homes for foster children. Please, Please stop trying to pull me into this because I want to remain friends with you, but it upsets me when you can’t even remember one of my core beliefs.
I’m coming out. I’m a dirty, liberal, humanist, feminist who believes that doctors shouldn’t be threatened or killed for performing legal medical procedures, that women have the right to control their own bodies, that families are more loving when they’re planned.
On this day of all days, this day that represents a triumph of the American justice system that guarantees privacy and basic human rights, this day where people decided to march in Washington for fetuses while millions of actual children are starving, some within our very own borders, please take the time to donate to Planned Parenthood or another human rights organization. (I heard somewhere there’s a ridiculously poor country who’s largest city got hit by a 7.0 earthquake. I bet they could use some help.)