Can a pro-choice person and an anti-abortion person have a healthy relationship?
I love my girlfriend very, very much. We're very serious and have talked a lot about getting married. But we disagree on abortion. I'm anti-abortion (except in the cases of rape and life-threatening pregnancies) and she's pro-choice. Wanna hear the funny part? She believes in God, wants us to go to church together, even prays before meals, and I'm an atheist. You'd think our views would be switched. I disagree with abortion for logical reasons, not religious reasons. Anyway, I don't want this question to become a debate about abortion. I just want to get your opinion- can we have a healthy relationship even though we disagree on this issue? She listened to my reasons for opposing abortion and I listened to her reasons for supporting it. We both agreed that we understood where the other was coming from and that we respected each others' views. We haven't really talked about it since then. But I just saw that seinfeld episode where Elaine dumps the guy because he's pro-life, and it reminded me of this. Do you think our relationship is doomed to fail because of this? Do you think she secretly views me as being misogynistic, and wishes I was pro-choice like her?