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  •  I hope you're not surprised. (3+ / 0-)
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    esquimaux, dougymi, offgrid

    Call yourself "pro-life" and that's what you get. There are plenty of valid ways to oppose abortion, to try to reduce the abortion rate, or to deal positively with unplanned pregnancies. But using the "pro-life" meme is not one of them. And it doesn't belong here. It's a bullshit term that masks policies that are inherently anti-woman.

    •  I agree with you (3+ / 0-)
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      dkmich, dem4evr, ArkDem14

      on this topic. But I also agree with the point the diarist was trying to make by including the example, which is that the survey thing didn't include much room for nuance on a whole lot of issues -- there were several for me, too, where I was sitting there thinking, well, it depends on what you mean by that.

      He/she just chose a pretty charged example to make that point.

      •  It was a valid point about the poll. (0+ / 0-)

        But it wasn't just a charged example. Using the term "pro-life" without differentuating what he meant from the liers who coined it invites a robust challenge. That term does not belong here. It is the embodiement of RW framing. People who call themselves "pro-life" overwhelmingly are NOT.

        IMO, there is nothing wrong with being anti-abortion so long as one does not use it as a means to attack women. But if he means he is anti-choice, then he's got some 'splaining to do.

    •  I meant to say poll (0+ / 0-)

      where I wrote diary. My mistake.

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