One of my friends on Facebook posted something about Planned Parenthood a couple of weeks ago. She tends to favor the Liberal side. And while I trend Liberal on Social issues, I find myself taking middle ground on abortion.
We had a wonderful discussion. While it was me debating 2-3 more Liberal friends, it was polite, engaging and civil.
However, during the conversation, one of the folks accused me of being one of those “Right-Wing extremists” who want to take away a woman’s right to choice when it comes to her reproductive rights. As expected, I objected that I was not an extremist* and furthermore, don’t object to a woman’s right to choose to reproduce when she wants, not to if she doesn’t or with whom she does.
Anyway, it got me to thinking.
The far FAR right-wing position on abortion is none ever under any circumstance.
The far FAR left-wing position on abortion is anytime prior to literal birth for any reason. If you really wanna go left you can claim the left supports preventing life saving care to a baby that survives an abortion.
So, my question is this:
Is it possible for a person arguing that a woman should be able to choose to have an abortion at any time for any reason to call anyone disagreeing with that position an “extremist”? I mean, are they themselves not representing the most extreme position on the Left?
* My position on abortion is that once life begins, the conversation changes. We are no longer talking about simply cutting a fingernail. However, I DO support abortion where the mother is a victim of a crime or in those cases where the life of the mother or child is at risk.
Before life exists, I do acknowledge that we are discussing the “fingernail” scenario. I support the “day after” pill.