I found the following in someone's journal and it spurred me to take the opposite of the action desired. I'm always the troublemaker. ;)
I would have an abortion. The circumstances under which I would, might, have, or might have chosen to have an abortion are nobody's business but mine and those I choose to tell. They are not the business of any government. I do not accept the proposition that the state and/or my sexual partner(s) should have any say over when and if I choose to bear a child. I do not accept any sovereignty over my body and my reproductive organs but my own. If faced with the situation, I will do everything feasible to help other women and girls I know exercise their rights to safely terminate a pregnancy if they so choose. When a state treats women and girls as chattel, it is they that commit a crime.
If you agree, please place the preceding paragraph in your journal. Then use the following link to send a message to South Dakota's governor: Planned Parenthood's take action page.
Well, I clicked the link, but of course, Planned Parenthood didn't have his e-mail address, just a form to fill out. I Googled him and came up with the following link to e-mail him. I sent him a letter saying I am pro-life and urging him to sign the bill. :)
Contact South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds
We must stop the killing of innocents in this country, and I am glad at least one governor is standing up for what is right.
This especially, jumped out at me:
I do not accept any sovereignty over my body and my reproductive organs but my own.
And isn't that America's problem? That we think of ourselves as gods over everything. I'm proud to say that I am not the only one to make decisions over my reproductive organs. There is One above me. I listen to Him because He knows best - He can see the big picture; I can't.
Do you know that abortion was legal when my Mom got pregnant with my brother? He was unwanted and unplanned. He could have been aborted. But I am sure he is glad he wasn't, as are his wife and child.
Here is my letter:
I heard about this through a friend who is pro-choice, but I wanted to take this opportunity as someone who is pro-life to urge you to sign the bill into law and stop the mindless killing of million through abortion.
Even though I am not from South Dakota, I want you to know you have supporters around the country. I only wish my own state would do as much as you have.
Stay strong, and stand up for what it right.
Victoria (last name deleted)