What Makes Us Human?

Theater of my mind

Are you pro-life or pro-choice?

I always slyly slink away from this question whenever it somehow comes up in casual conversation with people. I just smile, tilt my head to the side and say I don’t know because, well, I quite simply do not know.

I know what I would do if the situation arose where I had to make a decision about taking a life or not (in the abortion, euthanasia and self-defence scenarios) but I don’t know if it will be the right decision or not.

And I don’t know not because I cannot decide what side of the argument I believe in – its not some failure of logical fortitude or another manifestation of my ability to effortlessly sit on many fences at the same time – I don’t know because there is a problem. The problem is that we haven’t accurately defined the problem.

Before we begin, a brief summary of what I mean by ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’

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