When I grew up, being Catholic, I was against abortion, up until a couple years ago. After a lifechanging event, I abolished that idea. I was like, there’s no way a girl should be forced to have a child that she didn’t have consent over. In terms of spirituality, I believe if a child is aborted, their spirit is going to come back. That’s something that I’m still trying to understand. I’m taught that we get to choose our place in heaven and we are going to come to this earth with homework and challenges that we chose. I knew all the obstacles that I was going to go through before I came. It was up to me to decide, am I going to go to this family or not? I decided to do so anyway. Kids who go to moms who are going to abort them, they know that they are going to be aborted.
I would much rather abusive parents just abort their child versus having to put their kid through this emotional/physical trauma because of the fact that they weren’t ready to become parents. Not everyone on this planet earth that can produce kids should be having kids. I would rather have that kid in heaven than you here on earth abusing the shit out of them.
I volunteered at the NICU in the hospital. At the NICU, most of those babies are going through withdrawals. Their mothers were doing drugs to try to abort the pregnancy in other ways. These poor little two-month-old babies were having terrible trembles and shaking. To me, it’s like, just abort the baby, versus having a baby at two months old having to take drug therapy to get over the cocaine addiction that you used over the pregnancy. That is just so mind boggling to me. Poor innocent children having to go through these things because their mom was too scared of having to abort it or whatever their beliefs were at the time.
My environment hasn’t really helped. Growing up Mexican, there’s a male and a female and that’s it. Going to college, I’ve met lesbians and I’ve met gay people. I did in high school too. Your preference is your preference. At the end of the day, you’re going to be with that person. At the end of the day, you’re going to make a family with that person. To me, it doesn’t matter, as long as you’re happy. If you’re going to force yourself to be in a heterosexual relationship just because of your culture, that’s shitty because at the end of the day you’re not going to really live to your fullest happiness, I guess, to what you genuinely want. Then you grow up with resentment. I’m not homophobic at all. Choose to love whoever you want to love. We have no right to say who you should and shouldn’t love.
I’m all for it. I feel like our skin color shouldn’t judge how we’re going to be. I’m Mexican. My professors have said racial remarks. It’s all about perspective. I’m strong enough to know that those remarks are not going to affect me in any way. Unfortunately, there are some people who can’t have that mindset and that’s completely okay.
I definitely feel like people abuse their power, especially police, and especially the President. These police are getting out of hand. They feel the necessity to use so much force. For what? To feel superior. There is a thing of getting high off of power - what’s the word? Sadistic. These officers use their power to hurt kids, to hurt African Americans and women.
I think healthcare should be a necessity. I don’t think it should be a privilege. Nobody gets to decide when they’re going to get sick or get hurt. It’s just a necessity. Maybe I’m being biased because I want to be a doctor.
I feel like we are living in a society where the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, and the middle class is kind of stuck where they’re at. I think it’s very confusing as to why the rich don’t have to pay any taxes just because of the tax bracket and that we have to pay so much more. I feel like there are ways to fix it. I think if everyone were to pay taxes there’s so much more that can be done, in terms of the roads, college, free education, better education, better resources to succeed in those environments and to overall be better, more well-rounded people.
I’ve had several family members who have been deported, unfortunately. A lot of our family members aren’t even able to come to the U.S. just because of the immigration system. It’s really hard. I don’t want to say that immigration should be lighter. We also have to keep control of the population, but I feel like Trump and all these other political figures need to be more understanding. Immigrants are trying to find a safe haven here in the United States. What makes us more privileged to live here and them not to?
It’s definitely a way better opportunity to live out here. There is so much poverty in Mexico. The politics are so corrupt. Mexico is definitely a whole different world than it is here. Immigrants have to live under the radar, out of fear of having to be sent back to a country where it wasn’t safe. How are we going to deny them that kind safety or peace of mind? There are just so many other things that people don’t take into consideration and I feel like that’s so unfair, using them as a number. We’re human too. It’s unfair the way that some Americans treat immigrants.