Or, alternatively, here's a hot take:
Writers and artists "not taking sides" on certain hot topic button issues? That's neither brave nor awesome. It's cowardly and harmful, a position that takes no risks to coddle one group while throwing another under the bus.
I've been thinking about this one novel, lately, "Unwound" by Neal Shusterman. Essentially, it's a dystopian novel set in a world where a civil war was fought over abortion and a compromise was reached: abortion is still illegal, but you can totally harvest 90% of a child's or teenager's body instead, and it wouldn't be murder!
The teens see it as murder, natch, and rebellion and runaways and all that is part and parcel of a YA dystopian novel ensue. Largely, the novel is a vehicle for the protagonists to debate back and forth about abortion... and the author goes out of his way to ensure that his work doesn't ultimately land on any side of the issue, that it doesn't lean too heavily for one argument or the other.