But allow me to quote Ms. May directly, from a candidates' debate held during the London by election:
So if one group of people say, "A woman has a right to choose", I get queasy, because I'm against abortion. I don't think a woman has a frivolous right to choose. What I don't want is a desperate woman to die in an illegal abortion. But I also don't think it's right to say - Well, you see, you end up
having this conflict.
What I'd like to do in politics - and I've talked about this in some other settings besides here today, because this is the first time it's come up in London North Centre - what I'd like to do in politics is to be able to create the space to say, "Abortions are legal because they must be to avoid women dying. But nobody in their right mind is for abortions."
No, Elizabeth. Abortions need to be legal, because a woman should have the right to make choices about her body for ANY reason. There are lots of people "in their right minds" who are for abortion. I'm one of them. Sometimes women are in grave medical distress, and need an abortion for that reason. Other women simply don't want to go through with a pregnancy. Some of them have been raped, and others participated in joyful, consensual sex. Either way, we get to choose whether or not to terminate a pregnancy. That's the point.