Hello, I am Crystal. I became a birth-mother after rape at age 14. Pro-choicers and Pro-Lifers both agree that I needed an exception. I disagree. You see, I don't just believe in Women's Rights, I believe in Human Rights.
Let me tell you about a dream I have. Hopefully, after you hear about my dream, you'll know in your heart what I really needed. Everyone may not get my dream, but some one will. And Maybe, you will stand up for women like me, and babies like my late Nephew, who was born premature and lived a short, but extremely meaningful, life.
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I Have a DREAM. I have a dream that one day we'll have thousands of Sanctuaries around the world for all the women and girls who feel they need a truly safe CHOICE when they become unexpectedly pregnant. Sanctuaries that protect the endangered lives of unborn children. Yep, like back in the day, but only better. If they feel no one is there for them, or no one will be able to be there for their baby, they get help...no questions asked.
This would be a place that gives them life, options, and doesn't tell them they must choose death. Where they aren't a shame or a burden. I have a dream one day we will live in a world where there is a law that protects babies, and protects women from being told they have to end a life in order to have or keep their own. Free from a world that says we have to make it legal, so that it will be safe to do and no one has to know.
I believe that Women, be they young and old, are strong. I believe they are so much smarter than we give them credit for. I also believe there are some good men out there that if given the chance, would take the responsibility off her shoulders and raise that baby alone. Sometimes they just need a hand. It doesn't have to be a hand that is given from people's taxes forced to pay it. But a hand up that is given by people who care and want to give. Most people want to give life, when given the choice.
Men, women, we can stick together and say no more. NO MORE EXCEPTIONS. No more protecting the life of rapists and molesters more than babies, No more discriminating against a kids with abnormalities, no more leaving women to fend for themselves when they get "knocked up" and are only "choosing this" because they have to. We give more money to feed, clothe and house rapists and molesters, than we will give to help a woman in an unplanned pregnancy.
My dream is that those young girls, those women, and those babies can be brought back to life, then go out into the world and tell the ones who tried to leave them for dead or kill them, that they survived and others can too.
Let's tell them that their lives matter. Let's tell those with exceptions that EVERY life matters. The one who is pregnant, the one who is living inside her, as well as all the men who are willing to help or ask for help. Let's give them a sanctuary, and a safe country where they can then help someone else make it, and for that human being to be able to live their life to it's natural end. I want all humans to live their lives until the good Lord takes them home; whether they are premature like my sweet angel Nephew, or whether they are born with their heart outside their chest. I want women to be able to live in peace long enough to make a decision to parent or not, and not have to be in pain any longer than necessary to make sure that baby doesn't have to know pain either. I have a dream that women who feel they can't carry to term don't have to, but it doesn't mean that baby has to die.
What year are we living in? We are about to see cars on the road that drive themselves, and robots that do almost every job a human could.
We're in 2015 and worried about back alley abortions being unsafe? We have enough technology and doctors around to kill a baby without killing a woman (abortion, most of the time it doesn't kill her), We also have enough technology that we can grow a human heart in a petri dish. Yes, we can clone a sheep, grow an ear, and cryogenically freeze a human embryo. We can take an embryo and put it inside of a woman who it doesn't even belong to, and let her experience motherhood.
Let's keep it real, even if we throw out this misogynistic law....even if you really WANT to kill that heart beating inside the womb, you can get it done anyway. You can find a way to get it done because we have enough technology and plenty of licensed doctors who will do business with you without a conscience.
I have a dream that we can figure out with technology how to protect the woman's life threatened by a pregnancy (rare), or use technology to safely remove and incubate a baby from inside a woman who didn't ask for it, before that woman is even big enough to start showing. I have a dream where we can accept a human's abnormalities, age, and origin long enough to let them make whatever positive impact on this world they were brought here for ...whether they were brought here by biological science, the power of God, the Fateful alignment of the Stars, or the folly of Man.
Does anyone believe? Do you get that we live in a world that protects rapists, food companies that give us the abnormalities, and teaches young girls in grade school that getting pregnant at 14, or even age 24 out of wedlock, will destroy their life? I didn't need an abortion. I need a smile, a hug, and hand, and a way out of my situation that seemed impossible.
Do you believe we can give women life so they don't have to kill one? Do you believe that we could end a law (opposed even now by the women in the case which the law was based on) that makes exceptions to giving our women and children all the LOVE, PROTECTION, and HONOR they deserve? That we can empower every woman and every man as Life Givers? #prolife #noexceptions #birthmotherfromrape #savethe1
I didn't choose this life, it chose me. I'm okay with that. You'll be okay too no matter what life throws your way. I love you all. #alllivesmatter #equalrights #humanrights #personhood #womensrights #abortion #chooselife #prochoice
Learn more about me at www.SaveThe1.com or my personal website, www.CrystalBlount.com