Katha Pollitt in an article in which she sought input from pro-lifers. At the end she writes:
I wonder what answers pro-lifers would get if they asked similar questions of pro-choicers.”
The questions I’d have for pro-choicers would be (and from my experience, they are similarly reticent to compromise or dialogue):
Why are relationships a zero sum game to them?
Put differently, why can’t the mother and the child both thrive?
Are they resolutely confident that unwanted pregnancies always remain unwanted?
Are they resolutely confident that human life in the womb doesn’t have any cosmic significance?
If they had every assurance that the law would be kept out of it, would they campaign against abortion and increase support for women in all circumstances including pregnancy?
Since female biology includes the ability to get pregnant, why are they so down on that?
Can they see the point that pro-lifers make that access to abortion requires women to be like men?
Well those are some of my questions. I’d be glad to get non-snarky answers. Katha found that hard and to be sure, the snark goes both ways.