Susan Stamberg: Do you all at the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) make room for pro-life women? Woods: We do not support candidates who are not pro-choice.
Those of us who are pro-choice are also, passionately, pro-life. Most of us love babies, love children, and love our liberty not to mention loving sex and our right to have it when, how, and with whomever we choose.
I think the fear in the [abortion rights] movement is if we admit abortion is hard for some women, then we're admitting that it's wrong, which is totally not the case. I've heard from women who are having problems dealing with their abortion who are still ardently pro-choice.
There's still the shame thing, even among people who are pro-choice ... We are still seen as dirty, even among our own people.
In recent years, the antiabortion movement successfully put the nitty-gritty details of abortion procedures on public display, increasing the belief that abortion is serious business and that some societal involvement is appropriate. Those who are pro-choice have not convinced America that we support a public discussion of the moral dimensions of abortion.
Having a baby and giving it up for adoption, as pro-life people advocate, is not seen by most pro-choice people as a moral solution to the abortion problem. To transform a fetus into a baby and then send it out into a world where the parents can have no assurance that it will be well-loved and cared for is, for pro-choice people, the height of moral irresponsibility.
Of course I'm following the Supreme Court nominations - I have a uterus! I'm stocking up - I got three abortions on the way here. . . I'm pro-choice. . .
Even if you are pro-choice, no one likes to see a dead fetus.
[Doing abortions] can make you feel bad ... No matter how pro-choice you are, it makes you feel low.