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Friday, October 2, 2015

"Nobody likes abortion." - Master post of pro-abortion examples.

A lot of people who support legal abortion object to the label "pro-abortion." They tend to prefer the term "pro-choice," claiming "pro-abortion" incorrectly implies they like abortion or would encourage people to get abortions. In reality plenty of people think abortion should be legal but consider it an inevitable tragedy or necessary evil. They are not pro-abortion any more than people who think adultery should be legal are "pro-adultery."

[We asked our followers what they think the difference is between "pro-choice" and "pro-abortion." Read the answers here.]

However, when these pro-choicers reject the "pro-abortion" label, their objections often go beyond "I personally am not pro-abortion" to "There's no such thing as 'pro-abortion.'" For example, in Bill Nye's recent nonsensical video on abortion, he claimed "Nobody likes abortion."

But Nye is wrong. While most Americans see abortion as morally contentious, there's a significant faction who embrace abortion as an unadulterated good. For those curious about what this mentality looks like, below is a sampling from people who actually are pro-abortion:

  1. You can find many such stories at Shout Your Abortion (updated continually)
  2. Abortion is morally good, New York Magazine, May 17, 2019
  3. mistress misandry tweet: "I am not pro-choice. I do not think abortion is a necessary evil. I am pro-abortion, and I think abortion is an unequivocal good. It's a modern miracle that abortion is now incredibly safe, especially in comparison to how unsafe it once was. Abortion is good." Published February 15, 2019.
  4. Twitter thread starting with "Hate when folks say 'nobody is pro-abortion'. Speak for yourself. I am pro-abortion..." followed my countless agreements. Accessed January 27, 2019
  5. "In 'Shout Your Abortion,' a Celebration of Life," Yes Magazine, January 22, 2019
  6. Check out billboards stating "Abortion is a blessing," "Abortion is a family value," and "Abortion is sacred" at MyAbortionMyLife.org.. (Accessed January 13, 2019)
  7. Buy your "Abortion is a Goddamned Miracle" shirt here, Etsy, October 16, 2018
  8. "This Hilarious Webseries Is Changing The Narrative About Abortion," BUST, January 31, 2018
  9. Buy your "Abortion is a Miracle" products here. December 15, 2016
  10. "Saying goodbye to abortion shame." Bust, February 16, 2016
  11. "Actually, I Love Abortion." The Frisky, September 25, 2015
  12. "My abortion made me happy: The story that started the #shoutyourabortion movement" Salon, September 22, 2015
  13. "I am pro-abortion, not just pro-choice: 10 reasons why we must support the procedure and the choice" Salon, April 24, 2015
  14. "Katha Pollitt On What The Pro-Abortion Rights Movement Gets Wrong About Choice" Huffington Post, October 15, 2014
  15. "Abortion: Not Easy, Not Sorry" Elle, October 14, 2015
  16. "Stop calling abortion a 'difficult decision'" Washington Post, August 15, 2014
  17. "Why I Filmed My Abortion" Cosmopolitan, May 5, 2014
  18. "5 Problems With 'Keep Abortion Rare'" Everyday Feminism, April 25, 2014
  19. "So what if abortion ends a life?" Salon, January 23, 2013
  20. "Abortion As a Blessing, Grace, or Gift -- A Renewed Conversation about Reproductive Rights" Institute for Ethics & Emerging Technologies, January 12, 2013
  21. "It Happened to Us: Abortion" XO Jane, May 8, 2012
  22. "I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Women's Rights" RH Reality Check, March 14, 2012
  23. "In Defense of Abortion On Demand and Without Apology" Gender Across Borders, September 22, 2011
  24. "Labels, Labels, Labels: The Best One?" The Abortioneers, December 2, 2009

Picture taken by Zombie at one of San Francisco's Walks for Life.

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