By Kristi Blazi Lado
By Kristi Blazi Lado
Looking forward to seeing this!
When I first arrived out of high school I started volunteering one day a week at NARAL Pro-Choice America. It was an office full of women, whom I considered all to be smart. We went to Democratic conventions, handed out brochures and signs and materials. I organized the list of financial donors–which had many recognizable names. I remember asking one of the women that worked there full time why she became a feminist. She grew up in the protestant faith and one day visited her pastor to ask him what can I do to make the world a better place? His response to her was this: “If you want to make the world a better place you should be loyal and obedient to your husband.”
From there on she was put off.
When I was pro-choice I too felt a nauseous aversion to men and patriarchy. I had scar tissue from every boyfriend, every father-figure. I joined NARAL because in my world, men did everything they could to take advantage of me. In my world, I was expected to provide sex, but men were not expected to love me, nor devote themselves or their resources to raising a child. In a world like this, with so much sex, but so little love and commitment, women must be able to abort their unborn children lest we invite a landslide of chaos and poverty into women’s lives.
But now I realize, no woman should have to choose between security and her children. We can demand that guys be men.
And how about this for the business side of abortion:
I was honored to be asked to give a presentation on the Princeton campus for Love & Fidelity Network’s annual conference, this year’s theme being: Sexual Integrity and the University. Sexual and reproductive ethics are changing rapidly not just in America but around the world and smart people are doing right by questioning these changes and asking what moral implications they bare.
The title of my presentation was The Emperor’s New Kids and the video can be viewed here.
I speak on why we should reconsider the “wanted” child and how profits and market mentality seriously interfere with children’s (and women’s) well-being.
I’m beginning a series of youtube videos about donor-conception and child procurement. I’ve discovered that some people don’t like to read or rather prefer video/audio and so I’ve decided to do my best to condense certain ideas and offer them as Youtube thought nuggets.
My first four are <5 min. each and speak on fatherlessness, the difference between adoption and 3PR (third party reproduction), a recent fertility industry conference I attended, and an introduction to The Anonymous Us Project.