Unfair for whom? The child or the mother? [nt].....
tenneck (Administrators; 18978)
Posted on: 09-26-2008 19:53.
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tenneck imparted these words:
...pro-life/pro-choice are the 2 labels chosen by the two sides to present their POV. Do yo think you should be able to choose whether or not pay your taxes? No? Then you aren't pro-choice!
Clearly pro-life refers to the abortion issue. Anything else is simply "reframing" the argument by trying to draw in outside issues that have no relevance to the issue at hand.
While I am 'pro-choice', I'm not pro-abortion; my wife and I have discussed that we'd not choose to have an abortion. However, it's unfair to say that others can't make that choice. So I disagree with the labels used, as they're intentionally emotional and inaccurate.
My real beef with the term 'pro-life' is when it's used in a somewhat religious context (eg, Christians being pro-life because killing babies is bad) because if you're truly pro-life, you can't also favor the execution of prisoners.
That notwithstanding, I'm fine with others being pro-life, just as I'm fine with others being pro-death penalty. I do disagree with both stances as they're typically framed, but it's unrealistic and unfair to think I should force my views on others.
Based on this terminology, it's ridiculous to elect an official solely on the single issue of abortion, other issues be damned. (Or, for that matter, on any single issue.)
"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -Winston Churchill
"The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher
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