Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Damp caress

A pale pink sunrise.
Fog encroaches on the road —
Autumn’s damp caress.


goodgardener said...

Sorry about cluttering your blog site but... I was bothered by your reaction to my comment on the language guy's blog. I did not mean to infer that pregnancy weas a female problem. In fact I made it clear that the pregnancy may have been the result of the woman being victimized and in such cases she could clearly seek an abortion. I would go far as to say that if a woman is practicing birth control and still gets pregnant, someone has broken through her defense system and wrongfully attacked her. I do suggest that no one has the right to decide who lives and who should die. Ours is a country in which laws and the interpretation of laws decide such issues. No one should die by the hand of another without a court order. The courts should have plenty of criteria by now to make such judgements that respect individual rights and obligations.

Austin said...

You better not be dissing my friend FARfetched, but to your point, I sit on the fence to all of that. I just really can't put myself in a firm position on abortion, I want to preserve our rights, but I am not sure if it is really killing. My head tells me yes and my heart says no, but at the same time, it is flipped, rather hard to explain.

FARfetched said...

Goodgardener, the problem is, there are far too many people out there are are far too ready to dictate to other people how they should live their lives. Some pharmacists will refuse birth control to unmarried women (or even married women), for example.

People make mistakes, and other people want to make sure one of the two are punished for that mistake. If a woman isn’t victimized, just had a moment of weakness, why should she be forced to give birth while the other person walks away with little or no consequences? Until there are some sincere attempts at being even-handed from the Pro-Forced Birth contingent, I will reluctantly support abortion rights.