Well I recently had an argument with this “pro-choice” woman who claims that if she ever becomes pregnant she will definately go and have an abortion. She does not intend to get pregnant, but she knows it can happen even if you are using contraception (which she is).
She says she will not stop being sexually active, because she enjoys sex (she isn’t married either, by the way) but never wants to have kids.
Anyway she asked me what I thought about voluntary sterilization and I have to admit, in her case, I am for it. If she is just going to go out and kill her baby if she does get pregnant, then shouldn’t the more moral thing be to make sure that never happens at all?
What do you say to someone like this? I know sterilization is risky and not even 100% effective either, but it is a lot more effective than other contraception, and most likely will not lead to a pregnancy or abortion in this case, whereas if she keeps going on like she is, that probably will happen.
Of course the most moral thing is to try to convince her that abortion is wrong and she should have respect for herself enough not to misuse her body like that, being promiscuous and all. But I already tried that approach and she just won’t listen.
What would you do?