It is not my decision to make as it's not my body. Until we have concrete medical and scientific evidence as to when life does start and end, it's just a cluster of self replicating DNA.
I also will state for the record here that I have absolutely no issue being a legally armed escort for a woman who wishes to use the legal services of an family planning clinic. I will also state that I have no issue whatsoever drawing my firearm and using it to legally defend said clinic, its staff or patients from acts of terrorism from overzealous anti-choice activists because it is legal in this country and I hope it stays that way. Using acts of terrorism against these clinics and their patients is just as criminal as 9/11. Like it or not, it is a freedom in this country, some freedoms are just difficult to swallow.
If you want to deal with the unwanted pregnancy issue, have the talk with your children and see about having your daughter's OB/GYN prescribe birth control. Or better yet, buy your teenage kids condoms. That's how you deal with the unwanted pregnancy and abortion issue if it bothers you so much. Educate your children so it won't be a problem. I'd rather deal with that then be a grandparent prematurely. An once of prevention is worth a ton of cure when it comes to getting surprise packages from the stork. Oh wait a minute. The same anti-choice zealots are also against schools teaching sex education and put their heads in their sand or have a proverbial gluteous maximus for head wear when it comes to the birds and the bees. No wonder we have such an issue with unwanted pregnancies.
It is not my place to impose beliefs that do not affect me personally or the safety of the public as a whole. A woman exercising her right to choose does not affect our society as a whole or any of us individually. That decision she has to deal with. It is her business and decision to make, no one else's.
Neither is it the woman's "body;" her baby's DNA is unique and therefore is the baby's body. Do you use the word "cluster" to dehumanize the baby? You used to be a "cluster" of self-replicating DNA.
This "cluster" has purpose; it is not a case of random chance; a baby will likely be born 40 weeks after conception. After a few weeks from conception this "cluster" has arms, legs, eyes, and a beating heart.
We have "concrete scientific data on when life begins and life ends"; check out the movie "Life in the Womb" or google "human reproduction". Most pro-choice folks don't even deny that the fetus is human life; they deny it's a "person". Which is what the US Supreme Court said in the Dred Scot case (i.e., Dred wasn't a "person" under the US Constitution); ironically they didn't address this question in Roe v. Wade. (Check out what Laurence Tribe says about the legal soundness of Roe v. Wade; Tribe is pro-choice.)
Even if there is doubt on the humanhood or personhood of the fetus shouldn't we give LIFE the benefit of the doubt? Some people question whether the 2A gives an individual right to keep and bear arms. Wouldn't we argue that it's common sense to give the individual right side the benefit of any doubt?
How can you advocate for gun rights (or any other right) if you don't believe in imposing you views on others? Politics and the political system is all about "imposing beliefs on everyone else." Anti-gunners honestly believe concealed carry is an imposition on their "right" to safety. Speed limits are an imposition on people who want to go faster than the limit posted. The income tax is an imposition on income earners.
If a BG kills an child or adult how does that "affect our society as a whole or any of us individually?" If you see a stranger being attacked and you're carrying, would you not intervene to stop the attack? What RIGHT do you have to intervene? Would you even try to assess the affect your intervention will have on society or you? You'd probably intervene to save the person's life because that is the morally correct thing to do; people have a right to life. Well, pro-lifers believe that life starts at conception, not birth.
There have been about 40 million people aborted since Roe v. Wade. If the overwhelming majority of current US citizens "affect our society" in a positive way, then overwhelming majority of those people aborted would also have affected our society in a positive way. There absence then "affects" the society negatively. Incidentially, how many prospective law-abiding gun owners were in that 40 million?