Let’s try to keep this civil, shall we? I’d like people on both sides to offer some ideas other than the all or nothing arguments. I am very pro-choice, but I’ll toss out some concessions I would be willing to see made policy, provided pro-lifers would give a little as well.
I would support a ban on abortions after the second trimester, myself, except when the mother’s life is in danger.
I would support some kind of penalty for exceeding a reasonable number of abortions. Say four. A person might just be extremely unlucky three times, perhaps, but after that, some kind of consequences should kick in, and this should apply to males as well as females.
I would support mandatory counseling before an abortion, if it a: was provided by an unbiased agency, and b: was paired with decent programs to provide real choices, without pressuring women to choose one way or the other.
I would support parental notification requirements for girls under 18, provided that girls had the option of leaving an abusive home for a safe environment.
Let’s hear it, dopers. What would you be willing to give on this issue, if we could stop yelling and hash it out?