President Obama, bless his heart, is under the impression that it’s possible for pro-choicers to reach “common ground” with anti-choicers on abortion. Alas, he is wrong. He’s wrong because the pro-choice position IS common ground: The pro-choice movement supports family planning, contraception, adoption and sex-education in addition to legal abortion. The anti-choice movement supports outlawing abortion. That’s it. And Democrats For Life of America just removed U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan from its advisory board – because he wanted to promote contraceptive use to reduce unplanned pregnancies.
“I can’t figure out for the life of me how to stop pregnancies without contraception. Don’t be mad at me for wanting to solve the problem,” Ryan explained.