As a trans-women I will never have to worry about getting an abortion so why is voting pro-choice so important to me? Well the main reason is that I am a feminist, one who holds that radical notion that women are humans capable of making rational decisions about what’s best for them. But there are other reasons to vote pro-choice, ones that have to do with the rest of the anti-choice agenda.
Besides the whole ‘no abortion to save the babies’ thing the anti-choice movement wants to ban all contraception. Despite the fact that that would drive up the abortion rate. The again the Catholic church and their fundamentalist allies have never let a little thing like in consistent or contradictory positions bother them. But these positions are only contradictory if you buy their official position that it is all about the babies. Their real agenda is to keep women in a subordinate position, it’s all about control and power,
The control thing is also why the anti-choice movement opposes sex education; it’s so much easier to maintain control if you keep them un-educated. That abstinence only education doesn’t work is beside the point, when they have sex anyway you have another lever of guilt to control the poor kids.
What you may ask does this have to do with voting pro-choice? The point is that he anti-choice movement is run by authoritarian fuck-wads who want to control the most intimate part of your life. Unless you like the idea of these busybodies intruding into your bedroom you had better vote pro-choice. The sex life you save may be your own.