which is why men shouldn't really be legislating women's bodies.
i'm not arguing on behalf of women... i'm saying as a man, I don't understand so I'm gonna err on their side.
to me, the argument is "it should be up to a woman because it should be up to a woman"
it isn't really an argument, but an assertion.
Yes, women should be free to do what she wishes with her own body. That's why they can get inked, pierced, silicone implants, manicured, tanned, etc.
What if you abort a female fetus? Does that one have a say so in what happens to her body? Or does it only apply to adults?
Politicians have been making laws regulating how we live our lives since the earliest politicians. But with abortion... oh no, we can't have a politician telling us how to live our lives. Huh?
Not that I am for the regulation of lives - it should pretty clear by my postings here that I believe in the opposite. Abortion is a medical procedure, no? Leave it between the woman (and in a perfect world, the father would have some say so), the doctor, and the insurance company. All but the most party line toeing Republican jock sniffers can live with that.
Abortion doesn't need any political prodding. It's distraction politics and the politics of division. The reason it comes up at the same point each election cycle is to dig the trenches deeper.