The argument made for the case of abortion is that it’s a woman’s choice what she wants to do with her body. And to the extent that we’re talking about her body, I couldn’t agree more.
Tattoo? Go for it.
Piercing? Have at it.
Cut your hair? Dye your hair? Cut your finger nails? All yours.
But does there exist a moment in time when the “woman’s body” transforms into the body of the child? That is, is there a time, after conception and before literal birth when the collection of cells goes from a biology experiment to a living human?
Okay, so, some time ago I posted here on TarHeelRed that I was pro-choice. I want to explain where I was and where I am now.
So, I think that the Government is horrible at what it does. Especially when what it does is something that it should not do. So, using that as a maxim, I found myself coming out as pro-choice. And here is why.
See, I am anti-abortion. Totally. Except when the mother is a victim of a crime or her life is in danger. In those two cases, I am in favor of allowing the mother to choose. However, in ALL cases, I am against late term abortions; even in crime cases. Because I am in favor of legislation that would prohibit abortions, an exception would require judicial review. And because I adhere to Pino’s Maxim, in part because I am Pino, I acknowledge that the government must necessarily suck at:
- Quickly deciding the case.
- Deciding it correctly.
Therefore, I was left with no choice, heh heh, but to come out on the side of: Pro-Choice.
However, since then, I have rethought my position and decided that rather than give my okay to abortions that I consider immoral, I must advocate better legal procedures.
Therefore and hereby, I am, Pro-Life.