Since I made my blog, I have been getting a lot of great feedback. It has been refreshing to hear a lot of my peers voice that they have similar perspectives on the life issue. However, I have also received some confusion concerning my very first post that I hope to clear up in this post before I dive any further into specific issues. In my first blog post, I said at the end of my post that "I'm not here to say the government should decide your fate but instead I am here to encourage young women to choose life."
To clarify, I am going to begin with saying that the issue of abortion is very complicated and is deeply woven into our society. It encompasses so many different facets of social issues including: maternity leave, child care, women's health, and more. What I was trying to say in my first post was that for me personally, changing laws to prevent abortion is only half the battle of winning the pro-life movement. The other portion is creating a culture where choosing life is always the more appealing option. I want to change hearts not laws. I think laws should be made to protect our most vulnerable in society but I think that on a grassroots level, we need to inform people about the reality of abortion and continue to improve child-care in our country. Like I said before, we should create laws to protect the unborn but it shouldn't start and end there. Simultaneously we need to create a culture that favors life.
I hope that this clarified things and I welcome any comments and questions below. Thanks so much for tuning in this week! There will be more to come soon!