A BLOG BY SHANNON FISHER
Why is it so often assumed that everyone who is pro-choice is a godless heathen? It is as if by supporting a woman’s right to make extremely personal decisions, a pro-choice advocate is presumed to be a baby killer. I understand that anti-choice advocates feel abortion is murder, but I don’t know a single person who would support something they considered to be murder.
The debate isn’t really, “Is abortion murder?” The debate is, “At what point does life begin?” Some believe life begins at conception and that abortion is taking a life. Others believe that until a fetus can survive on its own, it is part of a woman’s body – and that she should be allowed to make her own decisions about it. Both sides have the right to their perspective. Being an advocate for women to continue to have the right to make personal decisions is in no way immoral.
I believe in God and that the Holy Spirit flows through us all. I also believe in free will, both spiritually and legislatively. I am a compassionate advocate for young girls who will grow into adults and sometimes face less-than-ideal circumstances and difficult decisions. I want to ensure that options continue to be available for them when that happens. If that causes some to view me as morally lacking, they need to rethink their perspective.