I always choose life. What makes it strong.
Without a law allowing abortion, women end up trying to do surgery on themselves in the worst possible way. If our society doesn't help prevent the need for abortion, then the law needs to stand.
I wouldn't want to have an abortion, yet, physically, I ended up with one despite my choice. Endometriosis made it difficult to participate in society without using birth control pills as medication, and later to have surgery. I could have lived with endometriosis, bleeding all month long, month after month until someone tracked me down in my bed and fathered a child on me, but I saw I had no life this way. I chose life, but many religious organizations would condemn taking the birth control pills, having the surgery, not enduring the medical problem without treatment, and on and on. Our society is not sophisticated enough to provide women with endometriosis a solution.
Many women become pregnant without wanting to. It would be ideal if women could choose to get pregnant when they wanted and could raise the child. We have not reached this level of chemical sophistication. It would be ideal if every woman who became pregnant had a committed and loving father to help raise the child. We have not reached this level of societal sophistication.
When people try to change the abortion laws, they are working at the wrong problem, way too late. They are not working to end illness. They are not working to teach children morality. They are not working to improve the lives of unwed mothers. They are not making the fathers pay the same societal cost as a mother for unwed parenthood. In short, they are talking loudly about a law that aids life without providing adequate support for making the law go away.
People that work at solving the problems of society without judging the people who have to decide their best hopes for life with limited choice whatever the case are the people that attract me.
I have written stories about women and men faced with some of these issues because they educate about the complexity of parenthood, about the emotional costs of bad relationships.
So where does that place me politically? I don't care. Label me as you will. I seek intelligent solutions to societies problems in my stories as my life now. Many may reject them. I don't care, I am well amused with my books.