cry. then desperately start hunting for ways to pay for an IUD or sterilization. my husband and i were considering a child, but republicans routinely gut programs for children, as well as impose draconic restrictions on birth control and abortion. they've also been quite vocal in their attempts at defunding planned parenthood, which is the only means of acquiring health care (including pre-natal care. yes, they do abortions, but they also help you make sure your pregnancy is going well if you decide to keep the baby. that's what pro-choice is all about, you know. offering an actual choice) for poor women like myself.
if mitt romney took office, all pretense of choice would be stripped away. if i got pregnant, there would neither be the choice of abortion, or the assistance required to ensure that i and my baby were healthy, housed and fed. it would be unmitigated hardship for all of us. we would be left to the "charity" of the local churches. several of my friends grew up dependent on such charity. they described it as hellish (for those of you who might take offense at this, a mental exercise--imagine the worst person you know at church. now give that person power over someone in a vulnerable position. how pretty a picture is that? i went to church myself and i know, there are people attracted to volunteer leadership positions in church PRECISELY so they can have power and influence over others), and it is the number one reason they remain not only athiestic, but anti-religion to this day.
if obama wins the election however, and obamacare becomes instated in full, we would have the reassurance that however bad things got, at least we wouldn't lose what little we have to a sudden illness. if i had a baby and it got sick, i wouldn't have to worry about choosing between paying the house bills and paying the ER bill. we'd be okay.