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"pro-life" is just an assertion as well.

And it's inaccurate and dishonest because it implies, subliminally, that any opponent is "pro-death".

I'm not even completely comfortable with allowing them the framing "anti-abortionists", because it implies I am "for" abortion, which is a sly distortion of the truth that I am in favour of the right to choose.

We shouldn't give such easy ground by letting others manipulate the language of the debate.

For what it's worth, in my opinion, "Anti-choice" has the benefit of being entirely accurate and frames the debate around the central issue.

by Sassafras on Fri Mar 21st, 2008 at 08:18:00 PM EST
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