Originally Posted by bjkeefe
If you were personally acquainted with a woman who was considering having an abortion, and you wanted to encourage her to consider alternatives, I would not call that extremist.
If you wanted to start or work at a center that provided adoption placement assistance and offered counseling regarding alternatives and things of that nature to women considering abortions, and you wanted to put effort into publicizing and fund-raising for this center, I would not call that extremist.
If you wanted to lobby a government (federal, state, county, city) to provide funds to support the above, I would not call that extremist.
However, if you want to pass laws making abortion (or some abortions) illegal, that to me is extremist. It's a demand that your views outweigh other individuals' right to make their own personal choices, that your notion of how things ought to be should trump others' moral and medical decisions, just because you say so.
(Not you you, unless applicable.)
Ok, well perhaps I'm wrong, but I really don't think I was being that unfair to your view, simply because I don't think there are many pro-lifers who wouldn't want to pass such laws. It doesn't seem like there'd be a lot of people who partake in the above activities who wouldn't be in favor of striking down Roe. Again, I could be wrong, but that's just my instinct.