Originally Posted by MariconesUnited
Your line of arguing makes it obvious that you're a man. No offense intended. But you seem insensitive to women's suffering.
This is also a cop out (not sure if that's the word of the day
). The reason that THAT is a cop out is because you cannot make an accurate assessment of that based on my position on this one issue. I think you fail to realize that the people who are pro-life are coming at it from a completely different perspective than the pro-choice peeps.
That is, a pro-life perspective is very baby-centered. That is, a pro-life person is usually making arguments while thinking of the potential baby.
On the other hand, the pro-choice perspective is very woman-centered. That is, a pro-choice person is usually making arguments while thinking in terms of the woman's rights.
My point being that because I take a pro-baby mindset in this discussion, does not mean that I am anti-woman. I think it would do for a LOT of people who are pro-choice to understand that. In the same way that pro-choice are not baby murderers, pro-life people are not anti-woman.
In other words, it's a GIANT stretch for you to take what I said about the legality of abortion and make it about me being insensitive to women's suffering. Because the argument has nothing to do with women's suffering. A woman getting an abortion when it's illegal is not a woman's suffering issue. That's a CHOICE that she makes. If that choice brings suffering, then, again, she chose that. It wasn't forced upon her to go have an illegal abortion. That was the point I was making. Don't just automatically negate the element of choice in that situation. A woman does not HAVE to stick a coat hanger up her vagina. She chooses to do that. And in choosing to do that, she assumes the risk that is involved with it.
So, you might say I'm Pro-Taking-Responsibility-For-Your-Choices.