It was only a month ago that Princess Charlotte was born, but it already seems like the initial hype has died down (hence why I say my thoughts are "late"). I've never been a big follower of celebrities or various royal families–even the British. Maybe its because I'm part Irish, who knows, but that didn't prevent me from having a very interesting thought about the successors to the throne relative to the issue of abortion.
What if William and Catherine decided to abort Charlotte?
I made a little sarcastic smile. I'd bet a lot of usually pro-choice people would very quickly become pro-life. At least for a little bit.
But really, think about it. A lot of people LOVE the Royal Family. And LOVE their newest additions. But what if, all of a sudden, the Royal Baby was taken away? All the hype, pomp and circumstance, general cuteness, gone.
Something tells me the pro-choice/Royal Family-loving crowd would be devastated. "How could they abort the Royal Baby?!" the distraught public might say. "She was going to be a Princess!" Of course, there would be the pro-choicers who stick to their principles and remain emotionally unfazed by what would quite possibly be the most high-profile abortion ever, but that's not the point.
Yes, yes I know this is all theoretical, but the point is this: why don't we obsess over every pregnancy as much as we do the Royal Babies? Every birth? Every life? Why don't we celebrate every child equally?
Of course, you could use the same hypothetical situation to suit anyone's interests–ask if someone important to them was aborted, famous or not. To your rap-loving friends, use Jay-Z. Maybe if you know some pot-smokers, use Bob Marley (I'm looking at you, residents of Colorado). For your hipster friends... you might be out of luck because the musicians they like will be too mainstream by the time you hear about them... huh. Well, when in doubt, use the famous Reagan quote: "I've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born."