While Democrats generally self-identify as “pro-choice,” they also are more likely to advocate for and enact policies that actually reduce abortions. On the other hand, while Republicans generally self-identify as “pro-life,” they generally oppose policies that actually reduce abortions and instead advocate only for the criminalization of abortion.
The “pro-life” and “pro-choice” labels are unnecessarily divisive and don’t accurately reflect most American’s beliefs about abortions.
Very few issues seem more polarizing in American politics and discourse than the issue of abortion. On “both sides” of the issue emotions run high and rhetoric flows like a mighty river at flood stage.
For several years now I’ve been wrestling with the intersection of Christianity and political involvement. Is there a way that I can leverage my privilege for the benefit of the marginalized without compromising my own convictions about political involvement?