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  •  I think on this you have me wrong... (2+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, irishwitch

    Yes, I am from a different culture than you.  

    I think to alot of things I have not been exposed to, or they seem somewhat strange...but I am tring to understand, and I am sorry to offend you, but I think too that when different ideas come together, someone is offended.

    I want to say this anyway.

    I am against taking away choices. I think that, as a woman, you belive you can decide for yourself what is good and not good for you.  I have no say in what you do, and I dont want my beliefs codified to take your choices away.

    For me, my culture, my religion, my family up bringing, where I live, my experiences, and my hopes and dreams play the part in what and how I chose...and these are personal decisions, and to be honest with you...not always right.

    Since you have shared something personal with me, i will also share something personal with you.

    I was born in China.  My parents came to Malaysia when I was very young, and were migrant workers.  After I graduated secondary, I went back to China, and got married.  The policy there was...as it is now...one child per married couple.

    I had one child...and thought it was in my best interest to take money to be sterilized voluntarily.  I regret it now, but I have to live with it.  I gave in, I gave up my choice...and that is why I am so animated about women, and those who are disinfranchised by thier society to stand up for themselves...because I am a coward...and took money for it.

    I dont belive taking away the right of a woman to chose is good.  It has nothing to do with any of my decisions, or whether I think the choice is right or wrong.  

    Remember, those women in your country protesting the anti choice platform, at this time are not fighting for the right of the unborn, but fighting against the right of a woman to chose what is best for her, her interests, and so on.

    I ment to say, that a group of people who claim to be pro life seem to be so anti life after that child leaves the womb.  Those who are politically pro life (or anti choice) seem to see the poor children as burdens, rather than assets to the progress of your society.

    The true strength of of an oath is forged in adversity.

    by Nur Alia Chang on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 06:33:33 AM PST

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    •  Thank you. (0+ / 0-)

      I am childless by childbearing would have been very difficult for me, and my first husband and I were happy without kids.  My second husband had a vasectomy with his ex-wife, and that was just fine with me.

      IN America, as everywhere else, childlessness by choice is still something people look askance at.

      I understand the one-child policy n China--and I think it's wrong. On the other hand, this world MUST curb population growth--voluntarily.  Women in developing nations often wish to limit family size but are prevented by cultural conditions, their spouses, or the simple unavailability of  birth control--and some of that has to be blamed on the anti-choice forces of the U.S. right-wing Christians.

      FYI, I do know something about Islam--I've read the Q'oran and quite a bit if Islamic history.  It's odd how a religion which was so far ahead in its treatment of women in the Middle Ages ( female doctors, judges, imams in Baghdad under Haroun-al-Rashid and in Andalusia; guaranteed inheritance for daughters who then controlled that inheritance 0--not their husbands-- when women in Europe who inherited  lost all right to control it to their husband ) has lsot that.  Of course, Christianity never recognized women as people--raised Catholic, left Christianity 40+ years ago. ne'er to return.

      What I was trryign to do was explain WHY a woman might choose abortion.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 12:34:52 PM PST

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