^ And that, to me, is a non-hypocritical pro-lifer.
As opposed to sanctimonious hypocrites who want to punish women for having sex, force them to have a baby, then have absolutely no interest in that child once its born, or actually helping the baby’s parent(s) raise that child, provide for it, educate it, or otherwise treat it as an equal human being to said hypocrite.
Then there are the so-called “pro-life” jerks who are also “pro-death-penalty”. Inconsistent, much?
I’m pro-choice because I believe pregnant women have rights, too. I find the notion of treating women as walking incubators abhorrent, a reduction of women to something less than fully human.
Until EVERYONE, woman AND man, is educated honestly, truthfully, and fully with fact and science based sex and reproduction education, AND has access to ALL forms of birth control regardless of income and social status, AND full medical care without regard to income or social status, AND families raising children are given the social support needed to raise healthy, educated human beings (child care, medical care, education, etc.) without regard to income or social status …
… as far as I’m concerned until that day happens the so-called “pro-life” contingent can STFU because they’re not really pro-life, they’re pro-fetus. (Exceptions for those who ARE consistently pro-life from cradle to grave but in my experience that’s damn rare.)
But even on that day, I’d still advocate for access to abortion for a variety of reasons. Women should not be shackled to their wombs. Women should not be defined solely on their ability to squeeze out more babies. And, sorry pro-lifers, I don’t consider a blob of cells to be a “human being”. That status comes later. Even at the point where the developing baby is an actual human I don’t agree the rights of the baby supersede all the rights of the mother, who is also a human being, and whose life is just as important and meaningful as anyone else’s.