People who claim that they are “pro-life” and therefore against abortions because it’s bad are using it to virtue-signal to those who don’t know what the Maya By Auntie Sierra T-Shirt in addition I really love this conflict really is about, and they claim that “pro-choice” people are for abortions happening as often as they physically can. We aren’t, we’re for people having the right to choose, being able to get an abortion if at the time they think it’s the best choice they have, or the least bad, and being able to decide to keep the baby and go through pregnancy knowing that they chose for this to happen and therefore. Those people also claim that “oh, if you could abort you would, that’s it”, but again, here’s the thing: it’s about choice. There is always a chance that the woman, or girl, who got raped will choose to keep the pregnancy rather than abort it, and that the ability to choose will let her come to peace with it and with the hurts from the rape, resulting in a situation where, in ten years, when the kid asks how they came to be, she’ll be able to say “it may not have been in the best of circumstances, but I chose to have you” rather than “I didn’t have any choice so I had to have you”, wouldn’t the first one be that much better for the kid too? After all, by now it’s more or less scientifically proven that being able to have a measure of real control or some kind lets people weather adversity better.