Pro-choice. Pro-life. Anti-abortion. Reproductive justice. Life ethic. Words have become weapons in the war of ideas and positions surrounding the a-word: abortion. People on all sides of the issue compete for media coverage, public opinion poll supremacy, and the quickly-dwindling resource dollar. I think we all can agree there are few topics in today’s society that provoke stronger responses. But there’s something we also should remember. Behind–sometimes too far behind–the unfurling banners of the culture war are real women, men, children, and families who have in some way experienced the results of this life-and-death decision. Some of them are hurting, some in denial, and some just want to be left alone.