Polar Opposite Sides of the Abortion Debate

A few days ago, I shared a video by a pro-choice group. A video that was supposedly meant to be humorous, but every comment I’ve seen was very negative – from people on both sides of the discussion.

Today – I share a video created by 60 students from around the US

This shows the big budget approach to the debate

Choose Life or Reproductive Freedom

Choose Life License Plate

It seems the ACLU should have bigger and more important things to work on- its a vanity license plate for goodness sake.

North Carolina approved a “Choose Life” vanity license plate in 2011, but it has now been shelved.

The ACLU filed a lawsuit in September 2011 after state legislators approved the “Choose Life” plate but refused to authorize voluntary license plates with abortion rights slogans such as “Respect Choice.”

The anti-abortion plate was one of approximately 70 new specialty plates approved by the Republican-led legislature and signed into law by Democratic Governor Bev Perdue in June 2011.

My thought is — If you’re going to complain about something – then offer a solution.

Otherwise you end up with a stalemate like we have in DC. Offer a viable solution instead of just complaining about and blocking other people’s freedoms.

Doesn’t it seem like authorizing a “Respect Choice” license plate would be the easiest solution to this complaint? Instead of moving forward with a very viable solution – the ACLU opted to leave themselves an opening to squelch the freedom and right of Pro Life people, to have this license plate. Hmmm, seems a little selfish to me. I would say let’s “life and let life” – but that would open another can of worms in the life vs abortion debate wouldn’t it?

However – showing the opposing view to things could go on and on forever. No matter what the topic is – there always seems to be someone who is willing to complain about it.

I also find it interesting that pro choice is now – “Reproductive Freedom”. Choosing to let a being live or die in my mind – is not a freedom. That could easily wreak havoc on the judicial system. Of course – it is “easier” to just contend that a fetus is not a person until they are born. I’m not saying there is never a time when a woman should have the right to have an abortion – particular in the case of rape or incest and if her health is threatened. But this is obviously a debate that will go on for many years….

Funny – I’m in VA, but if the ACLU hadn’t started this debate, I probably never would’ve heard about the new plates. Bet that is true for a lot of people throughout the country….. and likely other states will consider this vanity plate option.

How Does Your State Handle Reproductive Rights

reproductive rights by state

With all the talk about “the war on women” and associated topics, I thought this article may be of interest.

While most Americans are aware of the national political debate over birth control and abortion, many are uninformed about the status of reproductive health and rights in their own state. In the interest of an informed public debate, the Population Institute is releasing a report card that gives an overview of what’s happening in the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

Find out if your state is making the grade.

reproductive rights by state

Click here http://www.populationinstitute.org/resources/reports/reportcard to find out the details for each score. While Liberals considers these factors to be negatives, I think Conservatives will see the scores in a different light.