Pro choice is just a shorter phrase for "Mind Your Own Business." It is neither pro-life nor pro-abortion. It as much about birth control as it is about deciding whether or not to end a pregnancy or continue one. Here's why:
A miscarriage left me with the understanding that abortion would never be a good choice for me. Even so, I believe the decision to end a pregnancy or carry it to term—yes or no—belongs solely to the woman it concerns and to nobody else.
Some days I think I am watching George Lucas's THX1138. Advertisements pelt us continually with news about one drug or another. Each new drug seems to be a miracle cure for whatever might ail us. Each ad suggests you "ask your doctor" about the drug. The inference is to ask your doctor to prescribe it.
It's easy to go overboard about clean. If folks downsized their carbon footprints to triple-extra-small, someone would still be at them with a wipe.
These days, Republicans seem to want to privatize everything except the personal things that should be private. The government shouldn't have the right to control how we choose to maintain our physical and mental well being.
We have partners, family, friends, clergy, and counselors to support us in those decisions.