The movement to keep abortion legal has resorted for decades to the word “choice.” Recently, for example, abortion advocates have lobbied for a specialty license plate in Virginia that reads, “Trust Women – Respect Choice.”
But they neither understand the issue, nor practice what they preach.
They fail to understand that women do not get abortions because of freedom of choice, but because they feel they have no freedom and no choice.
Abortion advocates also oppose measures that would enhance the choices of women – such as the pro-life specialty license plates, which fund alternatives to abortion. These advocates also oppose measures that would inform the woman’s choice by giving her information about the risks of the abortion procedure and the development of her child. And they want us to think they respect choice.