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Posted in Pro-life v. Pro-choice by htbaird on January 14, 2009

Abortion: Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice
I have spend numerous hours in discourse with members of the National Review, and was stunned by the wide variety of opinions among the members on this topic. All of these folks consider themselves Republicans, yet their definitions of “pro-life” and “pro-choice” vary as widely as the Grand Canyon.
The effect of this confusion of definition has a more devastating impact on the GOP than any other issue, according to my research. The GOP nearly 35% of women voters in the 2008 Presidential election to the Democratic party, simply due to this issue.
Here is the problem: A vast majority of women who think they are pro-choice are actually moderately pro-life, as am I. For the purpose of this blog, I will label myself pro-life, although I believe the 1st trimester abortions are acceptable, as well as later-term abortions in cases of possible physical harm/death to the mother or rape.
I believe that an enormous number of “pro-choice” women also share this view. But when they hear the term “pro-life”, it rings of Nazi/fascist tones. The term “pro-life” is also often offensive to women, in that implies that if they sanctify any type of abortion at all, they are “pro-death”.
I have a solution to this problem that could pull these female voters – all otherwise conservative – back into the fold. I believe a new label is necessary for those with MILD leanings towards both sides. A compassionate standpoint that makes it clear that the GOP is not “out to control” women, but gives a sympathetic view on this matter, both to mother and unborn child. If the GOP were to incorporate this more moderate “party line” by 2012, we would benefit tremendously by gaining back our conservative to moderate women.
Here’s a challenge for you: the person who can create the best (most accurate and catchy) new “compassionate stance” party line will recieve a $50 reward from this author, my personal guarantee. I will wait until I have at least 10 entries, then put them up for a vote on this blog. Happy cogitating!