Why am I pro-choice? My question is, why wouldn’t I be?
I became pro-choice at around the age of thirteen. That was a moment in which I realized, “Wait, why should I tell people what they can and cannot do with their bodies? That’s insane.”
And it certainly is.
This is why I don’t understand how abortion is still such a heated topic. In my view, there is no need for debate at all. It’s all pseudo-concern for the “unborn” to make anti-choicers feel better about themselves. Instead, these people should be feeling awful for purposely trying to make women’s lives more difficult. How is restricting access to birth control and abortion, and further complicating people’s lives, in any way moral?
The word “controversy” to describe abortion makes no sense to me. “Controversy” seems to imply that there are two opposing yet legitimate sides to an argument. That simply isn’t true in the case of abortion. One side argues based on thought and reason. The other side argues based on emotion, myths and outright lies. One side is realistic. The other side has this imagined ideal about how the world works. One side values living, existing people who contribute to society. The other side values a non-viable clump of cells.
As you can see, this is not a debatable topic.
And abortion shouldn’t even be an issue today.