AUTHOR’S NOTE: I was planning on publishing this post earlier, but of course all of the stories about the DC scandals broke. So I’m just going to publish this now. My intention is to make this the last political post on this website for a time, and then switch gears to writing more stuff on, well, writing, productivity, and other matters. But I still need to get this off my chest, as this is, sadly, a very serious issue which should not be. I’m also sick of being called names because I am pro-choice. This has got to end.
Here is my view.
When the Gosnell trial of the so-called “abortion doctor” in Michigan broke a few months ago, there was a lot of anger. Now that Gosnell has been convicted of the murder of 3 babies born alive, there are of course many attacks on the pro-choice position and upholding the pro-life argument. Even Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t like Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized abortion in this country.
Naturally, the usual pro-life language reared it’s head. “Abortion is murder!” people scream. “Babykillers!” they shout in our faces–both in real life and online. It should come as no surprise that I think both statements are totally and utterly false and without merit. That is the intent of this post, to explain why I am pro-choice and why the argument that abortion is murder is wrong. First, I don’t expect to actually convert anyone. People are far too entrenched on both sides of the debate. I’m simply expressing my opinion. Second, I assume that my expressing my pro-choice opinion, I will offend a lot of people, but I will leave it to Stephen Fry to speak for me on this issue:
Now, with that out of the way, let me begin.