When I was interviewed for last week’s Slate article, the author asked me how I became pro-life. My answer (which was not included in the article for the simple reason that it’s boring) is that I don’t know. I’ve just always been pro-life, from the time I knew what abortion was. It did not come from my parents, neither of whom are all that politically active, and it was never mentioned in school or church. It came from within me, based on my own values of fairness and sticking up for the “little guy.” My pro-life convictions became stronger over time as I participated in student activism, took a college course in prenatal development, did my own research, and befriended like-minded people.
Now, I pose the same question to you. Can you pinpoint what made you pro-life? Were you once pro-choice and switched sides, or have you been pro-life for as long as you can remember?