I have always believed the one thing that has the best chance of us keeping our freedoms alive is that we defend people's rights to have them even when we may not agree with the person's opinion. For example, if you believe in true and equal freedom for every American you have to defend the freedoms of even people you don't agree with at all times to truly protect freedom.
This is kind of the way I view being pro-choice. It's a simple stance it means you believe in choice. You believe the person who is pregnant has the choice of what happens with that pregnancy. There are many "choices" including keeping the baby, putting the baby up for adoption or having an abortion. That's the important part to remember every single decision with every single baby is a choice. Even the ones where happy healthy babies are born and loved for the rest of their lives, a choice was made.
So today while wandering the internet I saw an article that reinforced my opinion that no matter what your view is on abortion you should be pro-choice. We already know there are several countries where you can be forced to get an abortion. The only reason that can't happen here is because we have a CHOICE. So here is the article that sparked my thoughts.
The government is attempting to force a mentally disabled woman to have an abortion against the will of her parents who are her legal guardians. Now, this story has some major concern points like why everyone knows this woman was heading to truck stops and having sex with strangers and no one ever did anything about it. However, even if all the circumstances were shady at best I have a real problem with the government trying to court order an abortion. The same problem I have with someone trying to legislate away a legal medical procedure in this country.
So the reality is whether you think abortion is a necessary evil or you wouldn't even consider it under any circumstances you should be Pro-Choice. Being pro-choice is the only thing that makes it so the choice is solely yours and not someone else's. That said it will also be the thing that stops anyone from forcing this girl to have an abortion.