Why I created this site
I first became aware of the abortion controversy when I was just a little girl. My mom and I were walking through her former college campus when we suddenly came across a set of tables covered with gory images of fetal tissue. Milling around the tables were a number of protesters holding signs stating that abortion was an ongoing holocaust. My mother, visibly disturbed, told me that abortion was something women had to do sometimes when they didn’t want to be pregnant anymore, but that this group wanted to take that ability away.
In the years since, I’ve become deeply interested in the abortion debate. I’ve read dozens of pro-life arguments as well as philosophical defenses of abortion. My overall conclusion is that the ethics of pro-life reasoning is deeply flawed. I believe bodily autonomy arguments provide an effective justification for the permissibility of abortion. But more importantly, I think the pro-life reasoning that abortion is a kind of murder is simply incorrect. On this site, I hope to provide interested pro-choice people with tools and arguments for justifying abortion.
I also hope that this space is one for good-faith debate on the abortion topic. I have tried to formulate (and rebut!) the best arguments from the pro-life side. I also recognize that my views are stronger than even that of many pro-choice people, including many feminists. I welcome good faith comments or criticisms, and I will do my best to address them.