A woman and the fetus she carries are intimately bound with each other. Yet today, some politicians have taken upon themselves the right to decide for every woman what must happen during her pregnancy. Hypocrites! They moralize about abortion. What have they done to protect the lives and development of children already alive today? Nothing. What have they done to overcome the horribly high rate of maternal and infant mortality in this enormously wealthy country? Nothing, and this is the most outrageous. Most of those deaths could be avoided if the two big parties found the funds to assure decent medical care to every pregnant woman. Let them take back the tax breaks and subsidies they give to the wealthy classes.
Abortion is a cruel choice: life is involved, that of the woman herself and of her fetus, and women know this full well. But it is a choice made necessary by the inability and absolute unwillingness of capitalist society to provide a decent existence to every one of its members. Until every child already alive has the possibility to have a decent life, until every woman who brings children into this world is able to do it without suffering deprivation, much less death, abortion will be a sad necessity. The choice what to do can only be made by the woman herself.