OK, I kind of am.
Yet, when I think about what it means to be pro-life, it doesn’t fundamentally have to do with two doctors advising on a committee. The chances are very high those doctors were advising in favour of this misogynistic thing called abortion.
My pro-life stand has to do with the creation of a world where life is cherished, women thrive, their babies live, it’s possible to work as a mother in and out of the home and be valued in both roles, there is supportive parenting, fathers are meaningfully involved… sexual assault is severely punished, people help each other in strong communities… and unicorns prance about under rainbows. I added that last one to check if you were still paying attention.
I think people who are pro-choice share my vision for a better world, it’s just they think abortion can be part of that world. I think we face an imperfect world this side of heaven, but I’m ready and willing to fight for that which would move us in a better direction. The eradication of abortion as a solution constitutes one such step. Making abortion unthinkable does not rely on doctor’s committees or laws in general. It has to do with what we believe to be possible and true in our hearts.by