Claiming to be “personally pro-life” is to say nothing at all at best, and to display enormous hypocrisy at worst. Being “personally pro-life” is actually worse than the position of most radical abortion supporters—they at least generally deny the humanity of the pre-born, however obliviously. To be “personally pro-life” is to recognize that we are, indeed, talking about a human life—and that the opposing position supports the brutal extinguishing of that life. It’s like saying you’re personally opposed to slavery, but don’t support having a debate that might infringe on the “rights” of slaveholders to own human beings as property.
— Jonathon Van Maren