Friday, January 22, 2010

Clueless pro-abort

Charlotte Taft start off a post like this:

What do Sarah Palin, the right wing group Focus on the Family, and the Abortion Care Network have in common? They are all celebrating choice.

As we mark the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Sarah Palin and her
daughter, each holding their babies, smile out at us from the cover of In Touch magazine with the caption, “We’re Glad We Chose Life”. Focus on the Family has committed over $2 million to a Super Bowl ad about a football player’s mother who made her own choice about whether to continue a risky pregnancy.

This is why the "choice" rhetoric doesn't work when people critically examine it.

When pro-lifers say things like "Smile, your mom chose life" they're implying that choosing life is a good choice and abortion is a bad choice.

Pro-aborts don't acknowledge such a distinction.

Everybody makes choices in life. The ability to choose doesn't make one choice better than the other. The choice itself must be examined.

But that's why abortion has always been cloaked in the "choice" rhetoric. Supporters do not want people to examine it, and just accept it uncritically.