Why Do People Think This Group Is Confusing?
I'm always amazed when people cannot seem to understand how someone can be pro-choice and anti-abortion. It is not just a play on words or a game of semantics. Let me be make this clear:
Being pro-choice doesn't make you a fan of abortions. In fact, there is an entire platform of ideas that go along with being pro-choice which actively work at reducing the number of abortions. If a person is pro-choice, it is extremely likely that they also support: comprehensive sex education, easy access to forms of birth control, easy access to family planning, state and federal aid for single mothers, and increasing accessibility of healthcare to all. Every one of these stances work towards reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies and therefore work to reduce the number of women who are forced into the difficult position of making that choice.
Being pro-life has its own affiliated ideas. Most pro-lifers are very religious, and so they don't support comprehensive sex ed and access to contraceptives, since sex outside of marriage is viewed as "sinful" and they don't want to "promote" teenage sexuality. They support abstinence-only programs which are proven failures. They oppose and demonize state and federal aid such as welfare and food stamps. They oppose universal health care. Every one of these stances will end up increasing the number of uneducated mothers with unwanted babies, who lack the means to take care of their babies and access to healthcare for them, thereby pushing them towards choosing abortions.
Anyone that is pro-choice should want to do everything possible to reduce their frequency.
Legal, but rare.