Why do some people insist on calling people of the pro-life persuasion--anti-choice? This is just plain silly.
In this press release from the Abortion Rights Coalition, Joyce Arthur and friends call us anti-choice. Eleven times.
But we are very pro-choice, don't you know?
The problem is, abortion advocates have this funny habit of not being able to make a complete sentence when they ask a question, as in: "Don't you support a woman's right to choose?"
To which I must logically answer, well, what is she choosing?
This question can't logically be answered because it isn't a sentence. It only has a subject and a verb but no object. I do support a woman's right to choose many things—like dying her hair purple, like choosing to be a belly dancer, like taking a trip to Tanzania. I think I might even support a woman's right to choose whether or not to inject the deadly botulism organism into her face. As long as she doesn't hurt anyone else, I support all her choices.
I am pro-choice.
But it seems when people talk about a woman's right to choose, they're not talking about these things. What they're talking about—and they assume that by not finishing the sentence we won't notice—what they're talking about is a “woman's right to choose to kill her unborn child”.
So no, I don't support that choice. Why? Because that's the willful destruction of a defenceless human being.
Then the two-thirds-of-a-sentence advocates will say, but it's not a human being. Well then, what is it? It's not a dog or a pig or a goat. What a woman's fetus is, is a member of the species homo sapien (as are you and I) before exiting its mother's womb. Her fetus is human and it is a being. Some people have a problem with this concept. Why, I don't know. It's not that difficult.
Then they'll say, well the mother is more important than her unborn baby. Another disingenuous statement.
Am I more important than you? No. Are you more important than an old man who wanders around with dementia who can't take care of himself, can't feed himself, and pees in his pants? No.
So then they'll say, it's part of her body and she can do what she wants with her own body. Wait a minute. There's one more ground rule we must establish before we continue this conversation.
We aren't allowed to lie.
You can't say the unborn child is part of her body because it isn't. It is a separate being.
When you ask yourself these questions, and when you're honest with yourself when you answer them, the answers are really quite simple. Your heart will give you the answer. All you need to do is, listen to your conscience and vocalize what it tells you.
So let's finish the sentence, and then we can answer the question.
We aren't anti-choice. We are pro-choice.