This is not about saving innocent lives. It’s never been about saving lives. “Pro-lifers” only care about controlling women’s bodies. They could care less about the fetus and even less about the babies that are born to mothers who are unable to financially support their children. This is made abundantly clear by their lack of support for programs that provide medical and financial support to the mothers and children who need it, and the lack of outrage over immigrant babies in cages. No, this is not about saving lives. This is about preventing women from taking control of their own lives and futures. That is what they are really against, and once you understand that, everything they do makes sense. If “pro-lifers” wanted to prevent abortions, they would be lobbying to make birth control more accessible. Birth control has been the most effective method of reducing instances of abortion, but that is not what this is about for the people who claim to be “pro-life.” They are pro birth, not “pro life.” Anti abortion activists want to push their religious beliefs on us. That is why they continue to push abstinence education in schools, despite the spike in teen pregnancy and abortion rates in states that only offer this kind of sex ed. Their response to creating programs that provide birth control to those who can’t afford it is that women they should “keep their legs closed.” Not all of us subscribe to your antiquated notions that sex is purely for procreation. Sex can be solely for pleasure. Women are not incubators. The futures of living, breathing, conscious women are not secondary to the potential futures of a cluster of cells that are completely dependent on her. I’ll never have children because I don’t want any, and I refuse to let my government determine my or any other women’s future by forcing us to give birth against our will. How dare you put the rights of a cluster of cells over the rights of a living, breathing, conscious woman. How dare you deny us healthcare and access to birth control and then take some moral high ground, waving the flag of “pro-life” while you imprison immigrant children, and deny funding for programs to help single mothers who made the “right” choice. Go fuck yourself, and give yourself a vasectomy while your at it if you are so concerned with preventing abortion. Every single unwanted pregnancy/abortion was caused by a male orgasm. Men, if you want to prevent abortion, stop impregnating women that do not want to be pregnant. In the history of orgasms, a female one has never caused a pregnancy on it’s own. In fact, you don’t even need one to get a woman pregnant. How about we make coming inside a woman who doesn’t want to be pregnant a felony? Why is none of the onus on the man in this situation? We know what it looks like to outlaw abortion. Women die in back alleys, in pools of their own blood on bathroom floors. We will not go back to this. No, this has never been about saving innocent lives. It’s about controlling the bodies and futures of women. If you want me to believe you are “pro life” demand free and accessible birth control. Demand support and healthcare for single and impoverished mothers and their children. Demand support for children in foster care. Demand support for getting immigrant children out of cages, and back to their parents. Otherwise, your arguments will be lost in the roar of your own chosen ignorance and calloused hypocrisy.