What She Said #4Posted: May 31, 2010
From the fbomb again.
Two of the more socially acceptable, yet idiotic, terms are “Pro-Life” and “Pro-Abortion.” Let me just say this: is anyone PRO abortion? Who seriously sits around and is like, “You know what’s awesome…ABORTION! I think EVERYONE should get one!” The answer is no one…that’s just not what the debate is about. Similarly, I doubt that anyone involved in the abortion debate is Anti-Life. The debate is about CHOICE. So if all people were knowledgeable, terms like Pro-Life and Pro-Abortion wouldn’t be thrown around in intellectual conversation. Instead, the terms “pro-choice” and
“anti-choice” would be the more appropriate ones, because they are the ones that truly describe the two sides of the debate.
Seriously this makes so much sense it’s unbelievable. That last sentence is just *it*. Whatever it is. The thing is it’s so easy to manipulate people with terms like pro-life and it shouldn’t be allowed. Because the term automatically sets up non-pro-lifers as anti-life. SO NOT COOL. I am pro-choice. You are anti-choice if you are not pro-choice. That is the facts. Deal with the fact that you hate women. And men. And everyone. Own it.
Thankfully we don’t have such a furore about reproductive rights in the UK, but Cameron was promising to reduce the deadline for abortions. I’ve said it before – no uterus/medical qualification, no opinion dammit! No doubt we’ll have the ‘think of the children’ brigade out as soon as that happens. I hope it doesn’t. I have better things to do than persuade all the Daily-Mail-Readers in my family that the fact that a foetus managed to grab a doctors finger one time does not mean that we can choose for someone else whether they have a baby or not. You know, if they’ve been raped. Or would die. Or whatever their reasons is. It’s NOT OUR CHOICE. Which is surprising, given how pro-choice we are 😛