I just attended a demonstration in London to mark the 40th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act, which made abortion legal in the UK. While there, the following genuine question occurred to me, as I’ve never seen the issue addressed in these terms. As most of the people I know are against abortion, I don’t have anyone to help me answer it, so I’m hoping that people reading this can.
Everyone involved in the debate, on either side, was a foetus once. So, if you are someone who believes that abortion should be solely a woman’s free choice, would you have supported your mother’s right to terminate you?
If yes, isn’t that a scary thought?
If no, isn’t your position inconsistent?
Thanks to anyone who can help me here. Let’s keep it civil, people.