Here is a demonstration of how the most common pro-choice arguments are quite more extreme than most people would think:
“Abortion is a personal choice between a woman and her doctor.”
“If you don’t like abortions, then don’t have one.”
This sounds suspiciously less like a well thought-out argument and more like a way to get the other side of the debate to be quiet. This argument, too, could be expanded: “If you don’t like slavery, then don’t own slaves,” “If you don’t like torturing cats, then don’t torture cats.”
“Women have the right to do what they want with their bodies.”
Here is where the issue becomes trickier—yes, women do have the right to do what they want with their bodies, but this right is not absolute. Where a mother’s children are involved, she is expected to give up a certain part of her bodily autonomy to breastfeed her children. Pregnancy is a natural extension of this. Whether a person has the right to do something that damages only their own body is highly debatable, but a person cannot do something that hurts the body of another, especially one they have a parental obligation to. Otherwise, terrorists have every right to put explosives in their bodies and detonate them later!
“Abortion should be safe, legal and rare,” often coupled with “Nobody likes abortion”
If nobody likes abortion, then why? Is it for the same reason nobody likes killing born humans? In that case, why not make murder “safe, legal, and rare” so as to protect the murderers from harm? They’re going to kill their victims anyway, so shouldn’t we try to make murder as safe for the murderers as possible?
“Abortion is the law of the land, and Roe v Wade is here to stay”
Yes, abortion is the law of the land, but that does not mean it will be so forever. While the United States is under common law, preferring rulings based on precedence, this does not mean that precedence cannot be overcome. The Dred Scott decision was the “law of the land” for as long it was in effect, until it was overturned by a later Supreme Court ruling. Does this mean we should reinstate this decision?
When looked at rationally, one sees that the most common pro-choice arguments justify many extreme behaviors that most people can intuitively assert are wrong.