Monday, April 11, 2011

Minority Rules???

Recently I heard that 89% of Americans believe there should be abortion available to women.  I also have heard that 75% (or something like that) of Americans believe Gays should have the right to be married.  If these statistics are actually true, why are these things either being called into question or not allowed? 

If the majority of Americans are for these being legal and available, why aren't they?  Do we allow the noisy minority to rule our lives?  We are a democracy right?  If we are, then shouldn't the majority rule? 

It saddens me that an entire group of our population cannot participate in marriage.  So long as the two are from the same species (i.e. man and man, man and woman, woman and woman) they should have the same rights and privileges. 

As for the abortion issue, I know the arguments for and against it.  To me it is a matter of choice.  When a woman is pregnant and cannot continue with the pregnancy, she has three choices.  None of these choices is easy or made lightly.  All of these options should be available to her so she can follow through safely.

Yet our society seems to listen to the noisy minority and try to stop both of these from happening.  The minority certainly have the right to protest and voice their opinions but if the majority truly does feel like they are wrong - then it is time for the majority to get off their bums and do something about it.

If you believe in these things, write to your legislators - both on the state and federal level.  Let them know your opinion on keeping abortion available and allowing gays the same rights as the rest of the population.  Speak up, stand up, and be counted to help those who don't have the same rights and to protect the rights of women. 

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