Liberal-minded people have argued that women will always vote for the pro-abortion candidates. In their view, women should be feminists, and feminists should hold pro-abortion beliefs.
I understand that women do make up the majority of the electorate. However, many of us are pro-life. We understand that one can be a woman – even a feminist – without advocating the slaughter of unborn children.
If the pro-abortion argument is summed up as “a woman has a right to choose,” then what if a woman “chooses” to murder her husband, abuse her children or lie on her income taxes? Why should we enforce the laws that ban these choices and then permit any woman to kill her unborn child on the basis that the abortion was her “choice”? Does it make the government anti-woman to imprison women for murder or theft? So, why is it anti-woman to ban abortions?
So, yes, women’s voices will be heard in the voting booth, but many of us still believe that a “woman’s choice” is not sacrosanct when her choice is to kill, or otherwise harm, another human being.