After suggesting in GQ that abortion was an individual choice, Michael Steele is once again backpedaling:
I am pro-life, always have been, always will be. I tried to present why I am pro life while recognizing that my mother had a ‘choice’ before deciding to put me up for adoption. I thank her every day for supporting life.
Right. She chose life. See, Mr. Steele, we can be both pro-life and pro-choice. In fact, you can be both anti-abortion and pro-choice. So your first answer still applies: you support individual choice, but you're against abortion. Honestly, I don't know anyone who loves abortion, but I know a lot of people who don't think it's their place -- or the place of the government -- to make that decision for a stranger.
Speaking for myself, I think abortion is awful but sometimes necessary. Yet it's not my place to decide for someone else whether they should or shouldn't have one. Just like you said: your mother chose life. Bristol Palin and Sarah Palin each chose life. The operative words being "chose" or "choice."
Adding... Isn't the last name "Steele" beginning to seriously underscore how Michael Steele is most decidedly not made of, you know, steel?