However, since I like to live by the golden rule, I would not like to preclude a woman from having an abortion.
In other words, as the bumpersticker says, "if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament".
"If you don't like abortion, don't have one."
In my case, it is highly improbable that I would have an abortion. So, whether or not I would have one is a highly moot point.
In fact, if anything, this is a subject which really is not of my concern, which I guess is why I would call myself in the pro-choice camp, which is a good thing.
Since if we were going to make other's reproductive decisions for them, there are a lot of you I wouldn't have ever allowed to have breed.
But, there are two issues here:
- does someone who is alive have a right to live their life free from the fear that it will be easily taken from them without legal process?
- does someone have the right to choose whether or not they should have a child?
Additionally, I have noticed that this debate is often guided by one's religious beliefs, which facially means that any attempt by government to impose any regulation of family planning is a violation of the First Amendment. In other words, if your decision to intrude on another's choice whether or not to have a family is based upon your views as a Christian, then it is a violation of the First Amendment to have government impose that on another.
I would also add that this is a government intrusion into medical decisions, which if you don't like it coming from "Obamacare", then you shouldn't want it coming from anyone else.
So, since it is not my decision to make, but one to be made by a woman with the advice of her doctor--it's best I keep my opinion to myself.
Which clearly makes me pro-choice.
Unless, you like other people telling you how many children you should have, you should mind your own business about this as well.
Otherwise, you are probably one of the people I wouldn't have allowed to have had children.