Originally Posted by anoldsmoothie
Abortion rights advocates are not only content with having the right to freely choose an abortion, they want to take away your right to believe it's an immoral act.
Why do I know this? Because here's my position and experience on the matter:
I believe taking a fetus's life is immoral. But I also realize that I can't control others from believing it isn't. I do however, wish to have the right to not associate with those that do, in any way aid and abet their choices with taxes or passive compliance, nor have strident choicers deride my beliefs.
Try this approach some day when the subject comes-up at a party. Tell folks you don't want to associate with anyone who believes abortion is just another serious medical procedure and that you do not want your money used in any way for promoting or performing it. Then throw in that you almost sure the practice will lead to politically mandated euthanasia.
Be prepared to be shunned the rest of the night. For it's not only their desire to make sure you allow the practice, but you openly and firmly believe they do no wrong in advocating it.
I get the feeling you're letting a personal experience cloud your judgment. I believe a woman should have the right to choose, and I believe you have a right to your beliefs.