I am Pro Choice. I have blogged about needing to make that choice before on Pinky and the Geek.
Tonight I was driving home from watching Cars2 with the kids, which was really cute. At the end of DJ Fresh’s show was a comedy minute and the woman was talking about abortion she said that she was Pro Choice but somehow people always seem to hear wrong and interpret this to be Pro Abortion.
At first these may look like one and the same thing but as she went on to say no one says “oh I am bored lets have an abortion for fun” or has abortion parties. No one relishes the idea, just sometime it is the best decision (choice) for that woman at that time and as such her right to choose should be respected. Knowing no one goes into it lightly and without it having an effect on them, sometimes the alternative is worse.
Of course prevention is better than cure and no one goes around telling everyone it is a fantastic idea and great fun. It is just a hard difficult option.
So I agree with the comedian (and she was actually funny, I know it sounds like a strange thing to write comedy about, but she was good at highlighting a sensitive issue) I think there is a difference between pro choice and pro abortion. Or is it just semantics? What do you think?