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Selfish Voting

A couple weeks ago someone told me, “I can’t vote for someone who’s going to take away rights to my own body.” Of course she was referring to abortion.

Naturally this seems logical to protect the “rights to one’s own body,” but when did abortion become a right? I believe the right proceeds pregnancy, the right to say “No!”, the right to choose who you are intimate with and the right to make sound moral choices — those are rights.

Even if abortion was a right, are there not greater causes and reasons to guide one’s vote? Should a person vote solely based upon how a candidate affects them personally?

We should vote for the greater good and as parents we should vote for the welfare of our children. We need to regain the resolve to make sacrifices, to endure some hardship if our struggle will bring about a brighter, more amenable future.