A perfectly unfair letter, from one Sandra Sharpe, the President of the Island Party, who fails to acknowledge any complexity in the abortion debate at all and repeats some falsehoods while she is at it. (There is no obligation for any physician to refer for abortion.) It’s not that she comes across as a myopic political hack in this letter, it’s that she does so with a wanton spite, pushing out all the old tropes about pro-lifers. (“They don’t care about poverty! Or women!”) I understand pro-lifers and pro-choicers have the obvious differences, but truly, some dialogue is possible. Not with people like this, though.
What is the difference between pro-life advocates and pro-choice advocates? Pro-lifers wish to impose their beliefs on all of society, while pro-choice advocates are exactly that – pro-choice which includes having children. If those advocating for the abolition of abortion spend half as much time working for and supporting the millions of impoverished children already living, the world would be a better place.