Credo: It's Not About "Choice," It's About Rights
I Believe Because it is Not Absurd:
I believe in life after birth and before death.
I believe no one should be made to feel any way other than how they want to feel because they deliberately got rid of a tiny clump of cells, no more or no less than their own body may have (perhaps as much as 50% of the time).
I believe that no one has the right to determine what I, as a conscious, thinking adult, do with my own body against my will.
I believe that people who don't want abortions shouldn't have them.
I believe that people who don't want abortions should keep their ideology off my biology.
I believe that sex serves lots of important functions outside of procreation. If it didn't, nobody would have bothered before they figured out where babies came from.
I believe that natalism is like gender roles: bullshit.
I believe in abortion on demand, without apology.
I believe that "safe, legal, and rare" and similar sentiments pander to the mushy middle, who are easily swayed and don't pay attention to facts.
I believe I'd rather have science than religion swaying public policymakers; observations are easier to deal with than fuzzy-wuzzy "feelings" and "gut instincts."
I believe I may be the only actual baby-hating feminist harridan in the world, but I also believe I am profoundly grateful to all those people who came before me, who fought for women's rights, and what Amanda Marcotte calls "sexual justice," which means I have the freedom to be the only actual baby-hating feminist harridan in the world, instead of yet another desperately unhappy trapped housewife with too many unwanted kids and too few options.
I believe I'll have another Coke.