Despite what many commenters at MMA may think, I do try to keep an open mind on the issues. My willingness to listen to those of differing opinions and philosophies though, sometimes leads not to understanding and solution, but more confusion.
Perhaps the most confusing liberal position is on abortion. The liberal position is to help the weak and helpless in their struggles against the bid bad rich meanies. It would seem obvious to me that there is no one more weak and helpless than an unborn baby. Yet the left is virtually unanimous in supporting a pro-choice, as opposed to a pro-life, position.
Being pro-life is not a hard choice
I concede that not all woman who choose abortion are evil or tramps. I would of course concede that there are circumstances that the option of abortion should be available. So I won’t take an extreme position on this issue as too many of those on the right do, in my opinion to just pander to single issue zealots. But, having said all that, I do believe the vast majority of abortions are performed on women who just do not want their pregnancies to come to term because giving birth would just be inconvenient, and clash with their lifestyle.
Does life begin at birth, or at conception? This is the dividing argument, and it is amazing how this opinion is defined by which side of the political fence you sit. Laws are being passed at a State level restricting abortions, almost tempting the Federal Government to step in. I hope they do, I would love to see the next election fought with protection of the un-born front and center.
I do view abortion as a means of birth control as despicable. There are too many birth control options available to just chalk up an unwanted pregnancy to an accident or failed device or pill.
If there is someone on the left who can convince me that a baby is an inconvenience, subject to the whims of the woman carrying her is just and moral, I’m ready to listen.
How would you define yourself? Let us know what you think about either the pro-life or pro-choice position in the comments section.