There has been a lot of discussion around the topic of abortion lately, partly influenced by recent political gaffes by republican senators concerning the concept of abortion in cases of rape.
Let me just say that I am pro-choice. I am not pro-choice because I hate babies or children, or because I believe a fetus isn't a living thing. Maybe that makes me worse, because I love children. I love children so much, I invested in them by choosing a career in nurturing them and their minds and helping them grow. I recognize that even if we quibble about the specific definition of where life begins, a fetus, alive or not, still has the potential for life, if the process continues unobstructed.
So why am I pro-choice, being the pro-child, life-adoring person that I am? Exactly for that reason - because I am pro-child, pro-mother, pro-family, and anti-slander, anti-judgment, and most of all, pro-support.
The pro-life camp has some real concerns and bleeding hearts, and certainly does a great job of appealing to the pathos of a crowd with pictures (doctored or not) of aborted fetuses and the use of the word "genocide." But it's exactly these...