“Choice”: The Mother of All Euphemisms

Do we pro-lifers believe a woman should have a choice of where she wants to go to college?

Or which doctor to go to?

Or what kind of car to drive?

Or what foods to eat?

Or … well, you get the idea.

Quite obviously, we believe women should have the right to choose any number of things (just as we believe men should have the right to choose any number of things).

And yet, those in favor of keeping abortion legal frequently refer to us not as pro-life, but rather, “anti-choice” — as if we were somehow opposed to women choosing anything.

“Choice,” they claim, is what they support. But the term “choice,” as they use it, is utterly vacuous. What is this “choice” that they speak of, if not a euphemism for the immoral and unjust decision of one human being to kill another human being?

Ask Them What They Mean When They Say “Choice”

In response to Blog for Choice Day 2012, our good friend Jill Stanek is once again spearheading the Ask Them What They Mean by “Choice” Blog Day — and the Pro-Life Action League is happy to be a part of it:

The idea is simple. On January 22, any time you read pro-aborts spouting obscure “choice” rhetoric on a blog, website, Facebook, or Twitter, call them out on it. Ask them to explain what the “choice” euphemism means. Tweeters plan to use their #Tweet4Choice hashtag.

Do your part and join in!

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