I've been dating this girl for a while now, and I knew she was Catholic. I knew that going into it and I accept that. She knows that I'm an Atheist.
The other day somehow we got on the subject of abortion. I simply told her that I'm pro-choice, and don't think that I have any say in what a woman does with her body. She responds by telling me that women that would consider getting an abortion are "failures as women"(I'm quoting).
I was forced to sit there an smile and not say a thing because it left no room for discussion. I had no idea what to say to that.
I feel like I should run away from this girl and not look back, despite the fact that we seem to be compatible in every other way. Should I over look this, or slap myself for thinking that a relationship with this girl would actually work out?
You're right, I did have this discussion with her; however, the reason I brought it up here as a public forum is because I needed a difference of opinion.
Her stance didn't leave a lot of room for discussion, and I wanted to make sure that I wasn't being overly harsh. For the time being I've decided that it's worth continuing to persue this relationship and see where it goes.
This might just be an area where her and I have to agree to disagree, and not worry about it again until a time that we decide wether or not to have children, if and when we're still together at that point.