Pro-choice activist talks about “dangers” of relying on science

A pro-abortion activist talked about how pro-choice people should not rely on science in order to defend abortion. This may be a tacit admission that all the legitimate science is on the side of the pro-lifers:

“Sally Sheldon points to the dangers that pro-choice campaigners can face if they rely on framing their arguments within the terms of medical science. The attraction is that such arguments are often perceived as “objective” and part of an approach that cites incontrovertible facts rather than opinions. But abortion is not simply a medical or scientific issue; it is political and personal. Science does not confer bodily autonomy on women. The right to have access to abortion and birth control has had to be fought for and defended in wider society.”

Judith Orr Abortion Wars: The Fight for Reproductive Rights (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2017) 94

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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