Roe v. Wade (1973) is back in the spotlight, and the pro-choice side is being lured into justifying abortion by proving that it isn't killing a human; on analysis, this is a trap, writes Siya Khumalo.
Men are told we aren't supposed to speak about abortion, which is impractical for reasons that won't be covered here. Instead, we'll look at why it's important to place the same responsibilities on people who steward life outside the womb that we place on people who steward life in the womb.
Many pro-choicers would argue about when life "really begins"; they'd say that abortion is a medical procedure like removing an appendix. They're choosing to preach to a very small choir that's convinced by those arguments. As someone who's pro-choice, I've never for a second believed humans really know what life is or when it begins.