I think it is important to remember when considering the abortion issue the inherent paradox routinely overlooked, or worse, ignored; that is, the further liberation and, hence, power over another human life, we grant an expecting mother, the less freedom and rights the unborn child retains. So, the question becomes, why has this point been largely left in the dark when it so naturally derives from the subject matter? Why is what is oftentimes a result of irresponsibility on the potential mother's part--an unwanted pregnancy--left to the irresponsible party to make a grave/very serious decision, literally one of life or death? Personally, I think the innocent, the future human resident of this world, having played no derisive role in the decision-making process of abortion or the advent of his or her new life, ought to have the same rights currently granted/given legal sanction to his mother! I know there are always exceptions to those that take advantage of the convenience/accessibility/"safety net" of the availability of having an abortion (rape, incest, inability to care for the child, risks to the life of the mother if pregnancy is carried out full-term, etc.). For that reason, I hesitate to appeal to either pro-choice or pro-life politics specifically. Instead, I approach it as you have at the end of your comment; the terms pro-life and pro-choice make two-dimensional an issue multi-faceted in its very nature. I just urge anyone who reads this to consider the common "liberal" stance of pro-choice, juxtaposed with what the human, who would come into existence without the interference of a liberated woman's constitutionally-given right to choose whether or not to carry the pregnancy to full-term, is left with, as far as rights and freedoms. Just how liberal is a public policy which completely NEGATES the rights/freedoms/liberation of another human being?! It's just dumbfounding and appalling to me. Sorry to vent. The hypocrisy is just rampant in popular political ideologies, both liberal and conservative. It's just frustrating. Perhaps a major step in the direction of true liberation would be an admission both by society as a whole, and also by each individual within that society, that we are all, to some degree, hypocrites! It seems like name-calling; a bad word; slander. But, I ask you this, the only way to avoid being a hypocrite is to be steadfast in everything you believe and know; but experience and education increase our knowledge of the world and its issues, so opinion and stance on issues is necessarily a fluid entity....to not be a hypocrite, one would have to be in a state of constant perfection, void of any miscalculation or error. Are any of us without flaw, without a single wrongdoing committed in our life thus far? Can anyone honestly say that they have NEVER changed their mind about something? Has anyone NOT been influenced/affected by their personal experiences? Until the humble replaces the obstinate and the arrogant, people will continue to live in a state of denial and fear of being labeled "hypocrites". I say, we ought to liberate ourselves; admit we are all guilty of hypocrisy at some points in our lives. Only through this admission and act of humbling ourselves in the face of the vast tapestry of information that makes up our world, both spiritually and physically, can humanity ever hope to attain true liberation and freedoms provided for all. Until then, self-absorption and the need to be accepted by the community will hold free thought and altruism at bay, if not in chains. Hypocrisy has been demonized through popular culture, the political correctness and hate/slander rhetoric; it is time and again labeled negatively with naivete. To be guilty of hypocrisy is to admit one is still a mere student in this world; that one still has more to learn. When seen from this perspective, I think it is pretty clear that to NOT be a hypocrite is silly, unrealistic and completely pompous and self-aggrandizing, at the expense of the values and principles set and enforced by a society and its government.
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