A View More Troubling Than Pro-Choice

Even Christians will tell you that they’re personally against having an abortion but they think abortion should remain legal. Alan Schlemon of Stand To Reason explains why he believes this view is “even more disturbing than the view held by the ardent pro-choice advocate who works at Planned Parenthood.” He writes:

Most people are familiar with the two traditional positions on abortion: pro-life and pro-choice (I’m not comfortable with these terms, but let’s go with them now for the sake of simplicity). There’s a somewhat in-between view, however, that is troubling. I call it the modified pro-choice position. The person who holds this view believes the unborn is a valuable human being, so they are pro-life in that sense. They still feel, however, that the law should permit women the right to choose an abortion. Their view is expressed by the statement, “I’m personally against abortion, but I don’t think we should make it illegal.”

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