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Idealism meets Pragmatism

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Congressman Tim Murphy could be called a hypocrite. I call him a man face to face with idealism over pragmatism. If you don’t know him, he is a pro-life advocate who suggested abortion as an option for an unplanned pregnancy (scare). He entered a woman’s world of decisions where abortion is an option. Only a woman should have the right to make decisions about her body. And to live with whatever emotions come with those decisions. It’s that simple for me. It’s always been that simple for me. Call me a murderer or whatever names you choose. I’ll live with it but just give me and every other woman the autonomy over her own body.

Why don’t we make a pact between men and women? You control all decisions over your body, and I control all decisions over mine. If we’re in a relationship that shares decision-making, how joyous! But if my decision about my body disagrees with yours for my body, then my opinion trumps yours. And vice versa. (The word trump has taken on double entendre. And I hate to give him even that.)

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