Updated: Sep 28, 2022
I've written and spoken extensively on this topic since June 24, 2022. I don't know what more there is to say, but I'll sum it up here.
You can be "personally" against abortion and still understand that it is not up to you to say what other people do with their bodies.
Adoption is not an alternative to abortion. Adoption comes with its own set of possible traumas that many don't think about.
Our foster-care system is full of children looking for a home. It would be irresponsible to demand that we add to the burden of the system.
Foster care comes with its own set of possible traumas.
The decision to terminate a pregnancy is a complicated and difficult one that is no one's business but the person making the decision.
The decision to terminate a wanted pregnancy is heartwrenching and one that should be viewed with deep empathy and without judgment.
Pregnancy is much more complicated and dangerous than many people understand.
Abortion is a simple, safe medical procedure, but it is not inexpensive or easy to attain.
Those who choose abortion don't owe anyone an explanation as to why they made the decision that they did.
There are many religions that accept and sanction abortion. It is an infringement of religious liberties to make laws based on the interpretation of one religion's sacred texts.
No one has the right to tell others what to do with their body.
No one has the right to use someone else's body for any reason without their permission.
All adult humans should have a right to make their own decisions about their own bodies, health, families, and lives without government interference.