Amid the rhetoric and vitriol coming from both sides of the health care/abortion debate, Jennifer Senior, writer for New York magazine, has managed to set aside the scripted talking points and provide a complex and emotional look at the resulting tragedy of pitting the lives of women against the lives of unborn children. Senior remains adamantly pro-choice while she self-consciously questions the contradictions and complexities of her position, examining the real lives and emotions behind all the slogans and politics.
Please read it.
It hits at the heart of the abortion debate more than anything published in quite some time. For whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, nearly everyone can agree that abortion is a tragedy for both the mother and the unborn baby. The question is simply whose life do you value more: that of the mother or the baby? However you answer that question, determines your position—and no talking point will change that.