So here's where I show my conservative roots.
Yes, that's right, I'm anti-choice. Anti-abortion.
I believe life begins at conception, and should be protected at implantation as much as possible.
Women have a choice. To not have sex. To try something called birth control.
To say, "its not fair that men don't have to carry the baby..." blah blah blah. Its not fair. Its nature. Tough. There's always adoption.
But Pro-Life goes beyond just abortion.
The consistent life ethic, or seamless garment, or even total pro-life standpoint is about supporting life from birth to death.
That's why I'm also against torture and rendition. And unjust wars.
From wikipedia's consistent life ethic entry:
This viewpoint was especially emphasized by Pope John Paul II in his encyclical, 'Evangelicum Vitae' (1995). In it he emphasized the value and inviolability of human life. In the United States, several organizations have promoted the "consistent ethic of life" approach, including both Catholic groups (e.g., the National Conference of Catholic Bishops), and broader coalitions, such as Consistent Life, founded in 1987 as the Seamless Garment Network. The ethic and its organizational expressions are difficult to define in terms of the conventional U.S. political spectrum, since those who subscribe to the ethic are often at odds with both the right wing over capital punishment, war, and economic issues, as well as the left wing over abortion, embryo-destructive research, and euthanasia.
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