Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Why don't they call them forced-birthers?

Maybe that would be a good phrase to describe the people who call themselves pro-life. Even better than anti-choice, which doesn't sound half bad enough and most people don't use it anyway. They do want to force women to carry children to birth, after all, just like in The Handmaid's Tale. I think it might help a lot to get that forced, control quality into the equation, since that is what they want--control over women and their wombs in particular. The phrase makes clear that this is not a sweet little either-or, you either make abortion available or you force women to live their lives the way you want them to. I like it.

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