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Not so much about life as about rules

Opponents of abortion often present adoption as the ideal option for women in situations similar to that of Runkles, or for women in situations where they cannot afford a baby. But consider this: would choosing adoption mean Runkles could walk at her graduation? No. The issue, for the school, is that she had the sex that made her pregnant in the first place, regardless of how she chooses to address her pregnancy.

Those who advocate against abortion rights refer to themselves as pro-life, but, as Runkles’ situation makes clear, their opposition to premarital sex places limits in their ability to celebrate life. … For abortion opponents, it’s frequently not so much about life as it is about rules—and the consequences of not following them.

Source: “You can’t be pro-life, but then refuse to support the girl that keeps her baby”