Choice is a mental process. Mental processes cannot be controlled by external forces. You simply cannot prevent anyone from choosing anything. Only obtaining the options that we choose can be controlled, which should not be confused with the mental process of making those choices. Abortion is an option not a choice. The decision to obtain an abortion is a choice, not an option. For example, say I walk into an ice cream parlor and choose vanilla ice cream. The proprietor than informs me that they are out of vanilla ice cream. Did the proprietor prevent me from choosing vanilla ice cream, or making the choice to have vanilla ice cream? No, the proprietor did not prevent me from choosing vanilla ice cream, or making the choice to have vanilla ice cream. I was only prevented from obtaining the option of the vanilla ice cream that I chose. No one can prevent anyone from making any choice, because choice is a mental process, and metal processes cannot be controlled by external forces. Consumer behavior dynamically incorporates both conscious and unconscious mental processes to represent how consumers make decisions in the context of their daily lives. Mental processes or mental functions are terms often used interchangeably to mean such functions or processes as perception, introspection, memory, creativity, choice, imagination, idea, belief, reasoning, volition, and emotion, in other words, all the things that we can do with our mind. In science, cognition is a group of mental processes that includes attention, memory, producing and understanding language, learning, reasoning, problem solving, and decision making.<quoted text>
an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.
the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.
the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for the award.
an alternative: There is another choice.
an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates.
A specific instance of engaging in a cognitive process is a mental event. The event of perceiving something is, of course, different from the entire process, or capacity of perception—one's ability to perceive things. In other words, an instance of perceiving is different from the ability that makes those instances possible.