I am writing everyone I know to urge a change in vocabulary so that we might reclaim our message on women's reproductive rights.
Heretofore, we must abandon the term "pro-life" and replace it with "pro-criminalizaton." Every elected official who proclaims to be anti-abortion must be labeled as "pro-criminalization." That puts the spotlight exactly where it should be and forces the public into an awareness of the gravity of the situation. We should be asking the anti-choice folks questions such as "who should go to jail and for how long?" We must drive home the reality that criminalization is the intended outcome of the anti-choice movement.
Could we please stop allowing our opponents to define the vocabulary of the debate?
All together now: "It's the criminalization, Stupid!"