Pro-choice, anti-abortion? |

Pro-choice, anti-abortion?

Ron Bristol raises an interesting point in his letter of Jan. 23 (“Lindstrom column was unclear”): How, indeed, can one be both pro-choice and anti-abortion at the same time? Mr. Bristol calls such a position hypocritical, but ignores the obvious hypocrisy of being pro-life while at the same time condemning some women to death by outlawing abortion.The simple and obvious fact is that outlawing abortion will not make abortion go away. It never has. Never will. I, too, am pro-choice and anti-abortion. The question is how to reduce the number of abortions sensibly? The Roman Catholic approach, which holds that blocking conception is the same as killing a baby, simply doesn’t work. What has a chance of working, if given an all-out push, is education in family planning, contraception, morning after pills and anything else that would prevent unwanted pregnancies. After all, those of us who have wanted the children that came to us never even considered abortions. We believe firmly in life after birth.

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