My thoughts are a little scattered, but my feelings are perfectly clear on this.
I’m really not good at debating in general, but abortion is a topic that I have always felt strongly about and I have always thought I could do a good job discussing it. I didn’t pay much attention to the big Republican debate in Iowa, but in passing I heard Rick Santorum answer a pretty tough question about abortion. He did it so skillfully that I questioned my own ability to defend the right to life. That’s what I’ve been thinking about lately.
Here’s a link to a video of the question, from a bit of a liberal bias : http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/08/santorum-abortions-only-traumatize-rape-victims/
After mulling that over for a couple of weeks, I’m a bit more hypersensitive than usual to the pro-life cause. So when I see people defend the environment as if it were a living breathing human being, and then oppose the base rights of an actual living breathing human being? That makes me angry.
I’ll try to write a more organized, detailed post on this topic soon. It’s important.