December 8, 2009

A Basic Human Right

As the topic of abortion is in the spotlight of the Health Care Bill once again, I thought I would step outside of the musical world and voice my opinion on a topic that will forever have relevance in our society. I will take the opportunity to quote a fellow Marymount Manhattan College student who once said "if it is immoral, according to some, to have an abortion, then it is equally immoral to treat rich and poor differently, and especially immoral to abandon the woman and child when her choice is removed."* If we are going to allow abortions to some of the population we must allow it to all. Discrimination against the poor and uneducated cannot take a backseat to a question of morality.

* Geraldine Ferraro (September 1989)

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