23 April 2011
Not Vintage But Plenty Political
So here I am, yesterday on Good Friday. I rolled out of bed and dressed for warmth, not fashion. On went my jeans, my cowl, my thrifted jacket. I added to it a sign provided by my local Planned Parenthood. You see, every year my small town health center gets 150-200 anti-choice protesters standing outside its doors. In turn, PP holds a visibility event. I'm here to support them because I want a world in which men and women can access preventative health care, sexual health education, birth control options, and yes, abortion if they choose to. Because that's what choice really means, the choice to seek services or not, the choice to make the right decisions for yourself whatever those may be.
We live in a world in which we try to boil everything down to its simplest points. Don't believe for a second that either side is just drawing a line in the sand over the issue of abortion. Because the truth is greater and messier than that.
I'll step down off my soapbox for now and we'll get back to our regularly scheduled vintage ASAP.