If You are Pro-Choice, can You be a Conservative?

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If you are pro-choice, can you be a conservative?

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  1. Toro
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    If you mean social conservative, no. But actual conservatives are pro-choice...not that many of them exist these days.
     
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    See what happens when you don't participate in every life/choice discussion? :lol:
     
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    That is a bullshit response.

    Abortion is a scientific arguement....wtf does that have to do with conservatism??

    Some believe it is a human life...some do not.
     
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    I'd have to ask what her definition of "pro-choice" is. I am pro-choice as well. I believe a woman has a choice too, but the choice of bearing a child must be made before the conception of that child. Others believe in different definitions of choice while many believe a woman should have the right to kill a child at any time during a pregnancy.

    Can you be socially conservative and pro-choice? Maybe the best one could do is claim to lean toward the conservative point of view in most cases, but not in the case of abortion.

    Immie
     
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    I know a lot of folks that are conservative, and support pro-choice.
     
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    I just read the thread where she introduces herself as a "pro-choice conservative". As I said earlier, it depends upon her definition of "pro-choice" and she doesn't seem to be pro-choice in the traditional sense of the phrase. The traditional sense of the phrase is that there is only one choice and that is the right to choose abortion. Boxcar Girl listed the idea of choosing adoption as well as raising the child and made it plain that she believes that women in crisis pregnancies should be given all the options. That clearly is not the traditional viewpoint of the "pro-choice" world.

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    Perhaps I should clarify my definition of "pro-choice." I am pro-life, in that I believe abortion is the taking of innocent human life, but, as in "pro-choice" I think a woman should be educated on all available decisions and the cooresponding responsibilities as stated in my thread. Not just told the only "way out" is abortion.

    And yes, I imagine there are conservatives which support abortion. Just as there are liberals which oppose abortion.
     
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    What makes you think they aren't?
     
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    A Libertarian would be a pro-choice conservative.
     

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