I totally agree that “pro-choice” and “anti-choice” are really dumb terminology. In the first place, I guess you could say that God is pro-choice, in the sense that He gave us free will. Of course, we all know that He will be very disappointed if we don’t make the correct choice, according to His Will.
If a person says he is “pro-choice,” what does he (or she) mean by that? Well, a lot of people think that “pro-choice” people must be guilty of some kind of grave sin. I believe that in many cases we are misjudging them if we think that. Here’s why.
I don’t smoke, I always ask for the non-smoking section in a restaurant, and I always ask for a non-smoking motel room. However, I wouldn’t really like to see a law that totally bans smoking. I think that such a law would cause more problems than it solves. I believe that people are free to smoke if they choose to do so. Does this make me pro smoking and pro lung cancer? I don’t think so. Well, you will probably say that abortion kills a baby and smoking doesn’t kill anyone. Well, actually, smoking does kill a lot of people.
Similarly, I get upset when you say someone is pro-abortion just because they say they are “pro-choice.”
To me, the pro-abortion people are those who have had abortions and those who have participated in and/or encouraged abortions in some way. This includes doctors who perform abortion, people who work in abortion clinics, and husbands/boyfriends who give money to a woman for that purpose.
Just for the record, before I get a lot of indignant responses, I am anti abortion, and I would vote for any law that restricts abortion. I’m just not into judging my neighbors as guilty of sin when I don’t have a clue what they really mean by “pro-choice.”