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Anonymous asked: I don't know if you have addressed this topic before; but what are your opinions on abortion?
I consider myself to be pro-choice. The only point I make on the topic that is even close to controversial is that I think the dependance of the fetus is an important factor to take in to account. Once a fetus reaches about 20 weeks it is possible for it to survive on its own entirely independent of the mother which I do think constitutes “life”. At that point I am certainly not saying that the fetus’ rights are more important than the mother, but I feel that it should have some rights. Thankfully the vast majority of abortions take place before 20 weeks, and the majority of those that do happen to take place after 20 weeks are for a medical reason. I think it seems to be a reasonable middle ground view, it only seems ridiculous to those that hold an extreme view on one end or the other.