Abortion arguments hold no interest whatsoever now, because it has descended into such utter lunacy on the pro-life side that not dismissing them makes me doubt your sanity.
In his closing debate in favor of SB 1387, Sen. Chuck Winder, R-Boise, said, “This bill does not require a trans-vaginal exam. … It leaves that up to the patient and the physician to make that determination.” He said, “Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this. I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.”
My stance on abortion has now fully evolved from general apathy, to “abortion is okay until an poorly defined period after conception”, to it’s current form of complete agreement that a woman has the right to do whatever she wants with her body.
That’s it. End of story. Her body. Her Organs. Her cells. Her atoms. Her life to lead as she pleases.
What I am more concerned about would be the safety of the woman who had to undergo abortion; which would indeed make me oppose abortion under special circumstances. This is therefore akin to opposing you taking a laxative before entering the cinema. It won’t hurt me, but it may probably hurt your experience.
These claims against abortion on biological grounds therefore fall under the purview of testable claims. And the results are in.
Spoilers: None of the claims stack up under scientific scrutiny.