- I may be opposed to abortion, but I cannot/should not force my beliefs on anyone else.
- Abortions will be performed “no matter what”, and we should keep it safe and legal.
- I don’t think you can say it’s a human life until it can survive outside the womb.
- Abortion is not a matter for the government to be involved in.
- I don’t let the pope or bishops tell me how to vote.
- Poor women need to be able to have an abortion as easily as women who are not poor.
- I have to vote for the candidate/party that works in my best interests, the interests of those I care about, and in the best interests of the social class or demographic with which I have an affinity.
- Abortion is just one of many issues, and I vote for the candidate/party that is the best overall.
- The pro-life candidate is so horrible that it is the lesser of two evils to vote for the pro-choice candidate.
- My family has always supported that party and they’ve always looked out for people like us.
- I’m never going to have an abortion, so it doesn’t concern me.
- Nobody is being forced to have an abortion, the law merely allows it.
- There can be a good reason to have an abortion, and we need to keep it legal at least for situations such as that.
- Abortion is only one of many “life issues” — capital punishment, climate change, affordable health care, feeding and caring for the poor, job security, world peace, and so on — and the “pro-choice” candidate is overall better on the “life issues” taken as a whole.
- None of the candidates are truly “pro-life”.
- The “pro-choice” candidate may actually have solutions that will make it easier for a woman to carry her baby to term. (This is why I voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 primaries, that and the fact that he is not Hillary Clinton.)
- It’s time that we had a(n) [insert social group here] president, even though they are “pro-choice”.
Can anyone think of any others?
Note: I am merely asking what reasons people could possibly give, not whether you, yourself, believe in any of these reasons. Also, there could be a scenario (such as the 2020 Democratic primaries) where all the candidates are “pro-choice” but some of them are less “pro-choice” than others (Tulsi Gabbard seeking restrictions on late-term abortions, Pete Buttigieg acknowledging that late-term abortion is a horrible thing, etc.).