GRRR- getting my rage on about abortion today- just watched something on court tv oooops I mean TRU tv (how precious) about this stupid pro-life terrorist who bombed clinics and shot a doctor– crazy much? I’m still working on my short film about abortion- so far the working title is “Like abortion for popsicles” catchy no? yeah, can you imagine a more tantalizing subject? especially for me bc I’m catholic and if my mother even had a glimmer that I was saying the things I am about to on the subject she would be mortified and I believe a hole really might open up in the floor for her. especially if her brother knew- the catholic indoctrination worked a little bit better on him I guess bc my cousins are not lapsed (gasp) catholics!…I think it was because he had 2 boys and my mom had 2 girls. boys were allowed to be altar boys- I so desperately wanted to be an altar boy growing up I can’t even tell you. when you’re catholic and heavily involved as we were- you were at church ALL day sunday- and yeah I hear you baptists, we didn’t have to go on wed. nights like you but let me just share what my sundays were like… early mass, CCD (sunday school), another mass, then wait around in the hall while mom teaches Sunday school, then lunch in the hall or w/church people all the while wearing UNcomfortable clothes. It was maddening to me really. I would actually try to cultivate friendships based on people’s religious upbringing- just to get out of it- hi, I’m Kim nice to meet you….do you have to go to church on sundays? no? want to be my new best friend? I’m thinking sleepover at your house saturday night- whatdoyasay?
I could literally recite the mass w/the priest at a very young age and would forget which parts were his and which were (mine) ours sometimes — embarrassing to be the only one reciting the mass w/the monsignor — oops= stares and inappropriate laughter. This is why I was always bitter about my cousins being able to be altar boys- at least they got to dress up and do special rituals- I imagine it would pass the time better and I was just green with jealousy– which I knew would just add to my list for confession- never short. I still to this day have a phobia about inappropriate laughter. Often, something would make me laugh (as my eyes scoured the pews) during mass and I would get such a stern look from my mom that it would just fuel the laughter like gasoline. You know when you’re not supposed to laugh and you know it but that very fact makes it impossible to stop- I still struggle mightily w/this but thankfully I no longer get banished to the glassed in crybaby room where’d I’d be sent during mass. (I just get up and stagger out of the room.) I think that time in the crybaby room (glassed in room looking in on the mass) was actually some very effective birth control bc I to this day CANNOT stand to listen to children whine or cry. I am that person whose face you see fall when you walk onto a plane or into a restaurant w/your baby…pls dear GOD don’t sit near me—NOT a fan! Anyway, this post was supposed to be about abortion and how the best way to prevent or deter it is birth control and sex education. No one is sitting there craving an abortion like, they might a popsicle— ooooh I could really go for one of those right now. Its an unfortunate situation that WOMEN face that decision bc it need not happen, if birth control were readily available and covered by insurance- thanks McPain for not voting to cover that w/insurance but viagra should be covered- you stupid pig. So, I will get into it more later but suffice it to say that all you self righteous pro-lifers need to get down off your high horse and wake up to the reality that no one is out there craving abortion like you crave a banana popsicle – but we are not incubators and we are rational enough, intelligent beings, able to make our own moral decisions about early term abortions- just blastocytes- not a baby. We don’t need the government to make laws endangering our lives and rights just to protect us from a wrong decision morally. Give us proper education and access to birth control and see the enlightenment and change in the world you’re looking for = less abortion. Research other countries not trapped in the grip of theocracy and look at their abortion rates, not to mention lower teen pregnancy rates- that is the way to reduce abortions- prohibition has been tried, it was deadly and discriminatory. We don’t need to repeat it. DO NOT VOTE FOR MCCAIN!
ps- i have no less than 3 kinds of popsicles in my freezer right now (I’m quite the connoisseur- fyi), but not one of them has the word popsicle on it- WTF? Evidently bill gates thinks I’m spelling it wrong but I think it looks pretty good, how the hell else do you spell it? What’s your favorite flavor BTW? I’ll tell you whether you’re right or no- ha! This blog is anonymous right?