July 16, 2013
- I'm still working on this analogy, but I think it's a decent one. It always confuses me the way abortion opponents argue for the will of the fetus as if the woman carrying it doesn't have a will of her own. Do you honestly believe your own parents exist solely as servants to your every whim and opinion and don't think for themselves or ever say "no," or that a wife is nothing more than a mother to a child and incapable of having her own ambitions beyond that? I don't understand how a "person" who can't survive on its own is somehow not just equal to but somehow greater than someone who can, that a woman must ignore her own ambitions and be forced to make sacrifices during unwanted pregnancies just to serve someone else. If someone could explain this to me, it'd probably really help writing my "pro-life" characters. I often feel they come off as straw man characters because honestly I can't find a pro-life argument that I don't find ridiculously weak to begin with.