Can You Be Pro Life AND Pro Choice?
Roe v Wade was settled decades ago. Still, the choice debate seems to come up every election cycle. Is it possible to be pro life AND pro choice?
It’s 2012 and the choice debate has reared up again. Bizarre, I thought we had settled this years ago. But, like the issue of Quebec separation, the rules around abortion seem to never be fully agreed upon. Always, in the background, it’s a topic that needs to be debated.
A number of articles have had me doing some self-reflection on the choice issue. This NYT piece
ponders what “Pro Life” really means, while a Mommyish
author comes out on the side of non-parent approved birth control
. Then you have the campaign headlines following the likes of Mourdock
, and Akin
that seems to have stirred this whole mess up again.
So, I find myself doing an inventory of how I feel on the issue of choice and it boils down to: I am Pro Life AND Pro Choice.
It’s a reasonable decision that proves the right to decide what happens to a woman’s body is none of my damn business.