What DO I believe... firstly, I believe that the child from the Roe v. Wade decision has to look at themselves in the mirror and say "Did my Mother really want me?" How do you as a parent look at that child and find a way to reconcile yourself to the fact that your decision almost cost you all the laughter and tears, fun and drama, love and life that child has given you.
I do not have a choice myself... my Dad had my appendix out because he believed he was being responsible. I was not breed stock and, as we all know... thousands of dogs sit on death row every day, waiting on their chance for a forever home before their time runs out. How do you think they feel about choice?
How do "I" feel.... remember, my fellow Americans, I was the product of not having a choice. My Mother was a breed dog and my Father a stud. We were not a "Family and they were not my parents for more than a blink of an eye. Long enough for my Mother to feed and then wean all of her children, my unknown brothers and sisters, so we could be taken from her and strewn across the country for profit. So, yes... I have a unique outlook on this subject. My Mother was not allowed to have a stance on this subject, or a choice or even the right to say "No". He was just a pawn in a game.
I stand firmly on the side of education and responsibility in this very explosive issue. We should be educating our population to take responsible actions, Teach in our schools in our communities in our HOMES. Talk to the teens and pre-teens, let them see the impacts of having children before you're ready. Make PARENTS take responsibility and ownership of their children... who are much to young to be parents themselves. Right now, today, in America... there is little responsibility for our actions. A woman can take a pill the morning after she decided to have a mindless act of personal pleasure. Its all about the selfish nature of mankind, not the thought of how an unexpected child would change numerous lives forever.
We have become a Nation of self serving, ME FIRST individuals. This is neither the spirit or the mindset of the past American generations from the 1950's and before. Medical advances, technological gains, the sense that I do not have to take ownership of my actions because I'm just trying to be me... those thoughts have led to actions that have created the generations of "latch key kids" and single parent families out there.
The same is true for marriage, once a beautiful lifetime commitment. The ease of divorce has turned "till death do us part" into let’s try this for a couple months and if it doesn't work... we can say we tried". 50% of marriages end in divorce... because people don't consider the consequences and take the responsibility of their actions seriously. People believe that nothing is forever any longer.
My Presidency mandate education of action... awakening of responsibility... teaching people to be accountable for their actions.
What do I believe on this issue? I believe I do not have the right to tell you, one way or the other how to live your life. However... I believe strongly that I, as President, should educate you and give you the understanding of responsibility that your actions create. I would urge American youth to abstain till they are ready to commit. I would ask Parents to teach, educators to set examples and our Church leaders to provide spiritual support... and make the all RESPONSIBLE.
Sure there are special circumstances to consider, not everyone will always make a right choice. There is violent crime and danger to Mothers to consider. We handle those with our best judgment. In a land where is there a clearly stated separation of Church and State... why would I allow myself and my country to be divided by something this polarizing when all that is needed is to call for each citizen to teach and act responsibly. Perhaps I'm naive or simple... but isn't this the real answer to the question that’s been separating the country for decades? Why make laws for something that we could avoid with good parenting, education and personal responsibility? I'm Sophie May Chin, CHINdependent... I'm running for President and I hope you'll consider me for your vote.