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Call them Pro-Coathanger, Because That's Just What They Are

 
 
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 For years, I have been saying that liberals should avoid the false dichotomy of "pro-life" vs "pro-choice." Instead, we should focus on the basic moral premises of the discussion and describe those opposed to women's rights as "pro-coathanger." 

Fellow liberals are often appalled "Pro-coathanger" is too polarizing. But coathanger abortions - and worse - are exactly what those opposed to legal abortion advocate. Absolutely nothing is to be gained by trying to finesse the consequences of the right wing's position. After all,  do not have the moral high-ground regarding abortion. We do, by advocating safe, legal abortion on demand.
Finally, finally, language and arguments appropriate to this controversy-that-shouldn't-be-at-all-controversial is becoming more commmon. Good.

Hullabaloo / By tristero

Posted at May 21, 2012, 4:06am