In the end, it doesn’t matter whether you think abortion is right or wrong. It has to be legal if we expect to move our nation forward.

  • If we deny women reproductive freedom, we deny them a place in society. Women are not baby factories, and we must understand that and exploit the potential of our entire population to get an edge in the world.
  • A woman that wants an abortion probably doesn’t want to be pregnant. A woman that doesn’t want to be pregnant probably won’t change her lifestyle to improve the chances of a child she hopes she never knows. Forcing women to have underdeveloped, premature children that they hate and never want to see is not a good idea.
  • Women will have abortions. Changing the legality only changes the safety level. People will have sex before marriage. Removing sex education only raises the level of pregnancy and disease. Having blanket policies like an undeniable right to life, or that children are the punishment for pleasure sex is a narrowsighted and arrogant way of ignoring the harder problems. Pro-life is a zero-tolerance policy on women’s rights.

The pro-life ideology is really a desperate clinging to a time when a woman’s place was barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. If a woman chooses to live her life that way, I have no problem with it. I just don’t think we should force all women to live that way. At least, that’s my opinion.