marchondc (marchondc) wrote,

Supreme Court Rally

Yesterday I attended a rally in front of the Supreme Court to support striking the words “Under God” from the pledge of allegiance. Almost everyone at the rally supported our cause and understood the urgency of marching.

This rally was a reminder that recent threats to choice are part of a larger problem. A particular belief system is being imposed on all citizens, regardless of whether they share those beliefs or not. The inclusion of “Under God” in our pledge of allegiance implies that our nation is unified in religious faith and that these beliefs should govern our lives. This idea often serves as a justification for the prohibition of comprehensive sex education, contraception and abortion rights. However our government is not a theocracy and we should not have to abide by someone else’s beliefs. We are standing up not only for reproductive rights but also for the our right to live in a democracy!

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