Given my recent debate with "pro-lifers" who defend faith-based medical neglect of the unborn, I must say I find this article on Salon.com extremely interesting.
As I tried to point out to the religious extremists who decry abortion but defend a couple not getting a stitch of prenatal care, the decision to deny prenatal care to an unborn child is just as much a pro-choice stance as abortion.
Of course, they denied this vigorously, but if you read the Salon article you'll see that the very same people who argue for the right to abortion also argue for a woman's right not to get any medical care during her pregnancy, even if she and her baby are at risk of death.
In other words, if you are anti-prenatal care you are in the pro-choice camp.
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