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Do you think that pro choicers would be ok with abortion if rape was an exception? Or do they just that as a talking point?
They just use it as a talking point. Because they bring up "failed contraception" as an excuse as well.
Why is failed contraception not a valid reason?
Why would it be? Should wearing my seatbelt and using my turn signal absolve me of liability if i run someone off the road?
It is known to practically everyone that contraception can fail. It is, therefore, an accepted risk when one decides to have sex. Rape, on the other hand, is nonconsensual.
Because the reason for the pregnancy is irrelevant, just as the reason for murder is irrelevant.
Well....once again, you are failing to take personal responsibility for the possibility of a new human life being created by your actions. Since contraception is not 100%, it's always a possibility even with perfect use let alone imperfect use. Plus 50% of abortions are due to not using contraceptives at all anyway.
Talking point, i ask them many times about it, they always go back to saying that they are in favor of all abortions.
They are using rape victims as meat shields, instead of actually caring about them.
I can say for a fact that they wouldn’t. I’ve seen them claim that “pregnancy shouldn’t be a punishment for sex” in response to a rape exception.
That’s like saying “having to poop shouldn’t be a punishment for eating food.”
I would argue that it’s even worse. Unlike sex, eating is actually necessary to live.
No, they wouldn't. They may call you a hypocrite and a slut shamer because you "only want to punish women that had consensual sex" though. And other such things. Don't make the mistake of thinking that they want a compromise or that they are good faith.
99% of abortions happen for convenience reasons.
No, it’s just an attempt to appeal to emotion to support their argument. Many pro-lifers would be OK with banning abortion and making an exception for rape. If you support abortion in all cases and not just rape, don’t bring up rape as a talking point.