When one reverts reflexively to “it’s a woman’s right to choose”, and switches off one’s mind to any further consideration of the issue of abortion for all-time, perhaps one could take just a moment to approach it this way.
Ask yourself first: can I look at a child – any child – and comfortably say, “it would have been OK if that kid’s mother chose to have a doctor suck that child out of her womb before birth, and throw the remains in the garbage.”
Ask yourself next: can I look at an accidentally-pregnant young woman, and comfortably say, “you can’t have a doctor suck your future child out of your womb and into the garbage before birth. Here are the numbers to the adoption agencies. They’ll help support you throughout the pregnancy and the post-natal months, whatever your circumstances.”
Open your mind, and be honest: are the decent, respectable answers “no”, then “yes”, or “yes”, then “no”?
Open your mind, and be honest: is this man a hero, or one who should be kept clear of the steak knives?