This is fucking shallow, and I’m aware of that. It is national Blog for Choice day, but the time I had set aside to blog about the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I have spent following the coverage of Heath Ledger’s death. I had pictures of him cut out of Seventeen magazines when I was younger. The Patriot is still one of my favorite movies. And there was Brokeback Mountain… which speaks for itself. This is definitely an unsuspecting death. I hope it was an accident…
As for Blog for Choice day, yes, it’s shallow of me to blog about a celebrity instead of reproductive freedom. However, I WILL say this: Being pro-choice on a conservative Catholic campus is quite the experience. I don’t advertise it. But last semester we saw quite the break through. One of our students gathered signatures to support the reversal of the partial-birth abortion ban. This was, of course, met with lots of hostility in the SMC/ND campus newspapers, but I was told by my adviser that the student received good feedback from many she met. Some students even bought her hot chocolate because they said she looked cold. (The picture that was printed alongside the article isn’t on the site but it depicts her bundled up outside with a sign that reads, “Cold and Alone.”) Then, there is the usual Letter to the Editor that states Plan B is an abortion pill, and I feel like I’m the only one who has the guts to lay down the facts. So, maybe I AM “out” as pro-choice on this campus, but I don’t often bring it up. That’s something I’ll do when I’m senator.
Why am I pro-choice?
Why wouldn’t I be?