The reason for the silly title? The annoyance of seeing “War on Women” flash across a tv screen (MSNBC), earlier this morning as Roe v. Wade was being discussed by talking heads.
“Everyone”? Well, not exactly, but only if you think for more than a few seconds about human biology and the consequences of abortion. The White House put out this statementtoday hailing Roe v Wade on its 41st anniversary:
Statement by President Obama on 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade: pic.twitter.com/0BZVyZ4ZYQ
— Kori Schulman (@ks44) January 22, 2014
Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.
What of the woman who made her “own choices about her body and her health” when she chose to have sex? (Let’s not bring up cases of incest and rape and medical reasons, which account for 1% and 6% of abortions, respectively).
We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care
What is meant here by “access” and “affordable”, hmm?
and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.
“deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams”?! Or simply not live with the “consequences” and “regrets” of the freedom of having made certain choices in life?
I’m sorry this is going to be a short post, as I am in between work-jobs; but as a former fetus and someone who survived his pre-birth, due to having been born in ’68 rather than in ’73…and as someone who may carry memories even prior to his birth, I find myself more and more aligned with those who are anti-abortion and pro-life. I was born in Phoenix, Arizona. Adopted as a baby to loving parents. I don’t know the circumstances surrounding my birth mother’s decision to give me up for adoption. Had Roe v. Wade been decided before ’68, I might not be here today. Some could care less. Others most likely would say I’ve enriched their lives, and improved my little corner of the universe.
To quote from MataHarley in a comment post she made almost 3 years ago:
So who is getting all these abortions? And why?
Forty percent of pregnancies among white women, 69% among blacks and 54% among Hispanics are unintended.
Eighteen percent of U.S. women obtaining abortions are teenagers; those aged 15-17 obtain 6% of all abortions, teens aged 18-19 obtain 11%, and teens under age 15 obtain 0.4%. 
Women in their twenties account for more than half of all abortions; women aged 20–24 obtain 33% of all abortions, and women aged 25-29 obtain 24%. 
Thirty percent of abortions occur to non-Hispanic black women, 36% to non-Hispanic white women, 25% to Hispanic women and 9% to women of other races. 
Thirty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions identify as Protestant and 28% as Catholic.
Women who have never married and are not cohabiting account for 45% of all abortions.
About 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children.
Forty-two percent of women obtaining abortions have incomes below 100% of the federal poverty level ($10,830 for a single woman with no children).
Twenty-seven percent of women obtaining abortions have incomes between 100-199% of the federal poverty level.* 
The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life. Three-fourths of women cite concern for or responsibility to other individuals; three-fourths say they cannot afford a child; three-fourths say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or the ability to care for dependents; and half say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner.
I’m not a hardline activist on the issue (I’m probably more pro-choice than those who like to call themselves “pro-choice”, when what they really are is “pro-abortion”, but don’t have the guts to say it to their conscience). But I’m definitely sympathetic to the 55 million who aren’t here, due to “a choice”; and a Supreme Court decision, 41 years ago.