"What if your mom had aborted you?"
If you're involved or ever going to be involved in debate with anti-choicers, this talking point is bound to come up at least once. It is yet another emotionally charged point that's most likely coming from an anti that won't bother to listen to your answer, anyway. It's also full of crap.
Seriously, I don't even know where to begin with this one. I'm pro-choice because I care about people, I really do. I care about pregnant people. I care about their right to choose. I also love my mom. Of all people, I'm going to stand up for her rights, first. What makes these people think that I want all people to have reproductive rights EXCEPT for my mom? I know this is hard for some antis to believe, but it's not always all about you. It's not about me. It's about my mom, my cousins, my aunts, my best friends.. It's about everyone BUT me.
What if my mother HAD chosen abortion when she was pregnant with me? The truth is, I wouldn't really care. I wouldn't have the potential to care. Why don't anti-choicers ask us what would have happened if our parents chose to stay up and watch TV instead of having sex? What if my parents never met? What about all of those brothers and sisters I would have had if my parents had children back to back? Isn't it wrong to deprive those potential children of life? Shouldn't we force people to have children back to back, so we won't be depriving anyone of life?
If you ever debate with antis, you're going to be bombarded with a myriad of stupid arguments. This is just one of them. Be prepared.