Published November 08, 2012
A woman’s view on a person’s rightsLORILYN ROGERS
As I drove by a political rally this evening, I saw signs touting the essentials of women’s rights and necessities. As a woman, I am concerned at the liberal voice asserting what they believe to be “my rights.” I want to be a woman who is accountable for her actions, and accepts the responsibility for those actions. Therefore, I do not think it is correct or just to continue to live beyond our means and pass that debt on to another generation. I would not do that to my children, and I will not support a government that does that to all our children. I am responsible for my actions to others, and this woman takes that seriously, and I will hold myself and my government accountable. This woman does not believe it is my right to force medical professionals, or anyone really, to go against their faith for the sake of my life choices. I do think it is the choice of consenting adults to have sexual relations, and it is their responsibility to accept the results of that choice. They should be responsible for birth control for that choice, and not ask others to support their decision. Taking the life of another to avoid accepting that responsibility is not legitimate, and I should never be forced to support it. If we desire the next generation to be accountable and responsible citizens, we need to show them what that looks like.