April 29th, 2009

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President Obama's View On Abortion...

Tonight as I was working away in the office, I had hulu up on one of my many monitors (I got 4 on my desk right now) and was watching President Obama's 100 day press conference when he was asked about his view on abortion.

Now I have been pro-choice for a while. But what I have struggled with is expressing why I am pro-choice. Deep inside me I know why, but I have trouble putting my thoughts and feelings into words. The best I've come up with over the years is "I have never felt its my choice to choose something which affect someone else's body so deeply."

Well, tonight, as I was watching his speech, what Obama said about his views on abortion and the reason he is pro-choice really hit me. What he said is exactly why I am pro-choice:

OBAMA: The reason I'm pro-choice is because I don't think women take that -- that position casually. I think that they struggle with these decisions each and every day. And I think they are in a better position to make these decisions ultimately than members of Congress or a president of the United States, in consultation with their families, with their doctors, with their doctors, with their clergy.
That really just hits the head dead on how I feel. Now you can take it or leave it, love it or hate it, I really do not care. That is what I find so great about this country, is that I am able to have my views & you can have yours, and at the end of the day, we can still get along.

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Or if you want the full text of his whole speech tonight, check out The Huffington Post transcript.
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