I stand for three principles here:
- I stand for the right of a woman to choose to have an abortion under the law because I stand for reason and the principle of individual rights.
- I stand for the principle that if a woman is acting her rational self-interest, her choice to have an abortion is absolutely proper and moral.
- I stand for the idea that while a woman has every right to give birth her child without any government interference whatsoever, I see nothing praiseworthy or moral about knowingly bringing a severely retarded fetus to term. I see the decision to give birth in this manner as enshrining needless sacrifice and suffering.
Gov. Sarah Palin
Given Gov. Sarah Palin's choice and her larger anti-abortion stand, I reject that she is some sort of moral exemplar for women and I personaly oppose her holding a position of national power because of the threat she poses to a woman's right to abortion. Palin would deny a woman her right to choose her own happiness as a value. In this light, her stand is loathsome.
Roughly 54% of Americans appose abortion in some manner. Most these are adherents of religions that explicitly forbid abortion under any circumstances. Yet when confronted with the tragedy of a pregnancy gone wrong via some sort of genetic disorder, over 90% of women choose to abort their fetuses.
If it required a Constitutional amendment to outlaw something as trivial as the sale of alcohol in America, it should require a Constitutional amendment to outlaw a woman's right to abortion—and any such proposal would be immoral and must be defeated.
The Pro-Life Lie:
If my inbox stuffed with wishes for my swift torture and death is any indication, the so-called "pro-life" movement is nothing more than utter hypocrisy.