Via Evan at Peek
This lengthy post was mentioned on Peek as a discussion of how Dems might reframe the abortion issue. As usual, the guys don't get it.
The missing element in your argument is autonomy. Women are autonomous beings. Free citizens in a Democracy. We are not incubators, and we still do not have representative input in government. No body of rich old white men has any business telling young women how to conduct their lives, period.
"Slave births" harm society as a whole by increasing the crime rate and placing an additional burden on social services but that's not the real issue, either. It's that my actual life takes precedence over what may or may not constitute life, and as an American citizen I am guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Whether or not I choose to host a fetus has a dramatic and unchanging effect on my happines, and may impact my life. I agree that we need to stop calling it 'choice' - it is NOT a 'choice' if it is your only chance to survive.