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Pro-choice/Pro-life Identification

2015-02-13 Comments off

Lots of people will tell you that abortion should be legal, though they personally are pro-life. Logically, all of those people should be called pro-choice, but some of them will tell you no, they’re pro-life. The pro-choice side thinks that’s a contradiction, that people who identify this way just don’t understand what they’re talking about.

I think the difference here is due to how people are defining their views. Pro-choice people are making a purely legal decision. They’re not talking about their plans if they find themselves pregnant; they’re talking about what the laws should look like. Their label is about public policy, not a declaration of their personal moral code as the prolife can be.

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