So today as I was waiting for a light to change color I noticed a bumper sticker on the back of the Sonoma in front of me. Conveniently, I had time to snap a picture.
At first I was like, “Whoa, that’s a good point.”
And then I was like, “Wait, no. That is totally stupid.”
Just because I don’t want you to kill the human being inside you doesn’t mean I necessarily want (or trust) you to raise her. Give her away. Give her to me. But for the love of all that is good in the world, don’t kill her.
My position has nothing to do with the woman who 1) got herself into this mess and 2) is trying to escape her responsibility, and everything to do with the child this woman sees as nothing more than an inconvenience.
When that thought came to me, the true flaw in the logic of this bumper sticker’s argument was revealed: It’s not advocating abortion for extreme cases. It’s talking about abortion as if it were birth control.
Opponents of abortion are never going to be swayed by that kind of argument. At best, you can hope to convince us that abortion is a necessary evil in some cases. But we will never agree to killings of convenience.