There are many important factors in the abortion debate. I try to weigh all factors in forming my perspective. I am pro-life, but I don’t pick the side lightly. It seems the only options are restricting a woman’s control over her body or allowing the unrestricted killing of human fetuses. I take both outcomes seriously; something is sacrificed no matter which side you choose, and I think a lot of people recognize that.
But not everyone. A lot of people insist the issue is black and white, that their own view is the only obvious view. I think this happens because–out of the many factors that play into abortion–people decide which factor they think is the most important…and then they refuse to consider anything else.
For example, I’ve seen pro-choicers say that whether the fetus is a person is irrelevant because no person has the right to use your body against your will. I’d depict their perspective like this:
Similarly, I’ve seen pro-lifers say that it makes no sense to grant a rape exception because the fetus is a human being no matter how he or she was conceived. I’d depict their perspective like this: