Thursday, June 30, 2016
The fallacy of pro-choice. . .
It was said long ago that there was some common ground between pro-choice and pro-life. It was once claimed that the pro-choice position believed that abortions should be safe, legal, and rare. It might have been thought that the emphasis upon rare meant it was a choice but only a final choice under extreme circumstances. Now the illusion has been shattered. By insisting that any restriction or regulation of abortion is unacceptable, the liberal pro-choice movement have become the exact same entity as their dreaded opposite -- the pro-gun movement. In reality, I am not at all sure that it can be said that pro-choice people believe that abortion should be rare; I am fully confident that they believe it should be safe, legal, local, and free and that abortion is a salutary choice -- as salutary, moral, and virtuous as carrying the child to term and delivering the baby. And that effectively removes even the prospect of any common ground between those who laud the choice to abort and those who condemn it.
The SCOTUS has overturned logical, reasonable, and protective regulations for the sake of the mother. Perhaps these were occasioned by those seeking to put the brakes on abortion but these same restrictions have not prevented the choice -- only made it safer and moved it within the pale of other medical procedures and their preventative rules. By rejecting this argument, the liberals on the court have shown that they do not believe abortion is a right or a choice but the right course and the right choice -- along with those who say that they are pro-choice when they are in reality only pro one choice.