by Rachel Lynch in

Today is the annual pro-life march in Washington D.C., held every year since Roe Vs. Wade (1973), made abortion legal for all 9 months of pregnancy. Fight 4 lyfe is foxy right? Go protesters? Freedom of Speech?

Totes, NOT foxy. Maybe it's just my human experience, but I don't think holding a giant sign with a dead baby on it is going to stop any woman from getting an abortion. In fact, you're just going to piss her off. I've seen too many in battered women's shelters in need of a clean and safe abortion. Taking something like that away from a women should be illegal. Sure, you may believe that the child has a right to life, but I believe the child also has the right to a safe and good life. There are far too many children in public services and government systems that don't even have a fucking chance. Maybe it's not enough to justify an abortion in your mind, but when did this become a public fucking issue?

A women has a right to her own body, we can prove that she ACTUALLY IS A HUMAN after all. I know there are a bunch of people waiting around for scientists to prove that, "LIFE MUST START AT CONCEPTION!!!!!!!!!" but let's think about that one, the "soul" (if we even have one LOL) is not something scientific. It's never something that's going to be proven in a lab, like "Oh look, this little fertilized egg has really got a soul." It may be a result of our extremely narcissistic culture, but how come we keep thinking we're more than the some of our parts? A watch has a hand and a face, but you wouldn't say there's a soul in there.

Today, more and more neuroscientists are believing that we are merely the combination of our physical parts and our life experiences. There is no "part" in the brain where everything is pulled all together, where everything we've every experienced melts together to make sense like a good cheeseburger with our name on it. We keep on believing we are so special as humans, partly because we are so intelligent, but we can't deny the fact that we are biological creatures.

And no, I'm not saying that I would ever have an abortion. To be honest, I don't think I would. But that's mostly due to the fact that I know I have a support system that would fill the little teeny bopper's life with birthday cakes and trips to disney world. But for the women who believes that abortion is the answer, let me be the first to tell you that you're not going to get through to her with your horrific pictures of dead fetuses and catchy phrases. So put down your motherfucking signs and try using the words that come from your heart, the heart that you so deeply believe in.