I'm pro-choice. I believe that for the state to restrict access to abortion constitutes governmental violence against women.
Do I believe life begins at conception?
I believe life began approximately 3 billion years ago. Way way way back then it began as a self-sustaining chemical process and that through natural selection it organized itself into a highly complex process that constitutes an unbroken chain from the first self-replicating molecules to you and me. Does life begin at conception? Well, is the cluster of cells that constitute a human egg inside a woman's ovaries non-living matter? No, it's life.
It's pretty ironic that I have what I think is a stricter view of life than anti-choicers do and yet I am still in favor of a woman's right to choose.
Does life begin at conception?
No, life doesn't begin.
That already happened a long, long time ago.