Pro-choice advocates - what do you disagree with in the pro-life movement?
I’m pro-choice, in that I view the issue as the right of someone to make choices regarding their own bodies, and a moral and personal choice, and therefore something that should remain free of legislation, barring situations where abortions are sought after a certain amount of development unless sought due to definitive evidence of profound developmental disabilities (I’ll leave that as a gray area for legislation).
Personally, though, if I found out that someone was pregnant with my child, I would fight tooth and nail to convince them to have the child. I also don’t know if I could have someone who ignored that and had the abortion in my life. I would understand any reason for the decision rationally – but the disregard for my feelings, which would be profound and last for my entire life, would be difficult if not impossible for me to reconcile.
I have many, many problems with the pro-life movement. But I’m wondering where the points of agreement are, and what people’s problems with the movement might be.
Pro-lifers are encouraged to contribute – but I would ask, if possible, to attempt to take a critical look at your stance.