A nontraditonal take on important issues such as abortion, religion, youth rights, and feminism.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Pro-gun: I support the right of others to choose to own a gun, but do not necessarily support them myself. Pro-gambling: I support the right of others to choose to gamble, but do not necessarily support it myself.
Pro-X means pro-right to X.
There is no right to choose; "choose" is a transitive verb. There is, however, a right to choose X. Just like there is no right to punch. You may punch a brick but not a person. There is no right to choose to rob a bank. There is a right to choose what clothes to wear.
"Live" is an intransitive verb.
By the pro-abortion logic, anti-gambling people are anti-choice. "Pro-choice" would mean supporting choice in general.
Sorry, but those who are pro-abortion don't get to claim choice as exclusively refering to abortion.