Recently, Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" posted a video on Youtube defending abortion.
Firstly, in response to the title "Stop telling women what to do with their bodies!" "It's a private matter!"--I think it's important to offer a parallel. Prior to the 1960's, it was totally legal for a man to beat his wife in the privacy of his home, provided that he didn't leave a mark on her. In other words, the paradigm was: "Stop telling men what they can do in the privacy of their own home!"
Of course, no morally sane person believes that a man can do whatever he wants in his own home, if it harms another human being.
Similarly, no morally sane person ought to believe that a woman can do whatever she wants with her own body, if it harms another human being.
Nye also states:
"I mean it’s hard not to get frustrated with this everybody. And I know nobody likes abortion, okay. But you can’t tell somebody what to do. I mean she has rights over this, especially if she doesn’t like the guy that got her pregnant. She doesn’t want anything to do with your genes; get over it, especially if she were raped and all this."
This prompts the question, "Why doesn't anybody like abortion?"
If it's nothing more than the extraction of a tissue from the body, why does nobody like abortion?
I never hear anyone say, "Nobody likes appendectomies!"
We simply view it as a necessary surgical procedure to remove an unwanted, diseased tissue.
The reason "nobody likes abortion" is because we all inherently understand that it's a human person that's being extracted. Not a piece of tissue.
I think any time we're in a discussion with someone who is pro-choice and concedes, "Nobody likes abortion. It should be safe, legal and rare"...we ought to ask why it is that nobody likes it.