En Tequila Es Verdad/progressive conservatism/post/2009/02/17/1300
February 17, 2009 1:00 PM - Mike
Mike at The Big Stick said...
I will address some of your points later, though this one jumped out at me right away…
Waaaaaay back at the beginning of the abortion discussion I raised the notion that abortion is used as birth control by a lot of women. I suggested it was a Plan A for some women and a Plan B for others, both being part of the liberally-accepted birth control toolkit. This was your response:
01/14: The conservative claim that abortion is being used as birth control is... obscene.
Today I said:
"If she’s only worried about her own future, then she should have factored that in to her risk assessment of having sex."
That does follow logically if you see abortion as a crime, but of course we disagree on that. The onus remains on you to show why it should be viewed that way.
Since you are saying that if abortion isn't a crime then the woman's future need not be part of her risk assessment, I think you are confirming what I said above, which is that abortion IS part of the accepted birth control tool kit. So long as abortion is available, her future need not be in jeopardy…correct?