A common pro-choice sound bite is that “Government should stay out of our bedrooms.” It is an emotional play on the theme of privacy, but the logic is poor for several reasons.
I don’t know of any abortions that occur in bedrooms. I’m pretty sure that most take place at abortion clinics.
Rape, incest, pedophilia, murders, thefts and a host of other crimes can occur in bedrooms, but I don’t hear anyone suggesting that the government ignore those.
I realize the first two items were taking the claim literally, but the pro-choice reasoning also fails in a figurative sense. Groups that claim to want the government out of bedrooms sure have cashed a lot of government checks for “educating” our youth on sexually related matters. As detailed here, Planned Parenthood and the like appear to have a great deal of interest in your bedroom activities and those of your children, and they crave and receive massive government funding. If by “government out of our bedrooms” they mean “government out of our sex lives,” then Planned Parenthood supporters should ask that they refund all the money they have received ($3.9 billion since 1987) and get out of our schools.
As with most pro-choice arguments, this claim ignores the primary issue of abortion: Whether or not an innocent human being is killed. If abortion doesn’t kill an innocent human being, then of course the government shouldn’t be involved in determining whether the procedure is legal. However, if it does kill an innocent human being, then it really doesn’t matter where the life of the unborn started.