What the abortion debate is really about

If abortion were to be made illegal, what should the punishment be? A lot of folks stumble when asked that question:

In our society if you break the law there are consequences, right? So if you think abortion is murder why does the idea of sending a woman who gets one to jail make you uncomfortable? I think it’s because “life” is not what actually lies at the root of the abortion debate. It’s really about restricting, controlling, and policing women’s bodies.

When I first found out that I was pregnant, I wondered if my opinion on abortion would change. It has. I have become even more pro-choice. At eight months, I have a pretty good understanding of the physical, emotional, and financial realities of pregnancy. And I believe now more than ever that women should have the right and power to choose what is best for them, and not be punished.

1 thought on “What the abortion debate is really about”

  1. This is an absolutely wonderful post and we really need more bloggers like you spreading awareness about realities of reproductive rights and on becoming pro-choice.
    This is one of my personal favorite blog posts on your blog, especially since I am very profoundly connected to the issue on abortion rights and I wanted to thank you for speaking up on this controversial subject.

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