So I live in Florida. It is a very interesting combination of very progressive and extremely stone age. Most people don't know this because they have this image of Florida that has been put into their mind my movies and tv shows and don't know what it is really like. At times Florida can be a great place. You are never too far from a beach, we really do try to protect the everglades and preserve their natural beauty and we party. The downsides though are terrible. We have an economy that relies so much on tourism that the recession killed our housing bubble before it did most other places. Some of our people are still in the stone age and let their religion keep them there. I say this because while I am religious, I do believe that evolution happened and that the earth is older than 6k. Seriously some people here in this party hardy state believe that. Granted they will believe that all over our country but for now I am focusing on my little part of the world. The problem with this is these people believe that they should force their beliefs on you. Take for example abortion. (hot topic/my opinion) If you wouldn't get an abortion and don't like them that is fine. FOR YOU. Not everyone can fit into your narrow minded view of the world. I feel like if they try to take away the ability to choose from everyone they are forgetting many things. 1. Not everyone can have a baby healthily. There are women that wanted the baby but have to abort because of various circumstances. 2. The woman was raped. If I were raped I would abort. Being raped is becoming a victim, should someone become pregnant you are becoming victimized again. Whether you see it that way or not that is fact. 3. No one that gets an abortion actually uses it for birth control, clinics are quick to shut that shit down. that argument is invalid ( I bring this up because it is something pro lifers are quick to say). 4 Should a woman bring a baby into the world that she doesn't want, who will pay for it.
George Carlin said it best "Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to
nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't
want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no
head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If
you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked." He continues to say that they don't get back on your side until your old enough to vote and die for them in a war. He is absolutely correct though and rape, incest, incestual rape and the life of the mother don't matter to these people. What happened to the women's rights. Apparently they disappear once she has a positive pregnancy test. In my own state a firebombing happened. What if the girl that was walking into the clinic right before the HOMELESS MAN (as a person with a penis who will never know what it would be like to have a vagina and not want a child he gets no say as to what women do with their bodies) threw the bottle that lit the place on fire was only going in to get directions elsewhere or to get a mammogram. It was a health clinic that served other purposes than abortion. Or what if she wanted her baby and simply didn't have medical coverage and this place was the cheapest place to get a sonogram? These people that do this don't think of these things. Whats worse is that in this state they want to send you to prison for life for getting one. Did they not see Mississippi's failed attempt at a person hood amendment? I guess not. In the end as long as their is birth control there will be controversy. I look at it as simply as this.