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Originally posted by washingtonsghost
With all the uproar over the potential for state funded abortion, I was wondering where are all these 'pro-lifers' are with regards to the US state funded terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq? What about the real Iraqi and Afghan children that US tax dollars are killing and injuring in the thousands? I think when God said 'thou shalt not kill' he also meant dont bomb the s@%t out of people. I for one am sick of the hypocrisy!
Originally posted by Seiko
reply to post by 12GaugePermissionSlip
To be fair there are organizations that offer to raise a child rather then see them aborted. They are few and far between, but they do exist.
Both "pro-choice" and "pro-life" are examples of terms labelled as political framing: they are terms which purposely try to define their philosophies in the best possible light, while by definition attempting to describe their opposition in the worst possible light. "Pro-choice" focuses on the fact that the alternative viewpoint, on this issue, is "anti-choice", while "pro-life" implies the alternative viewpoint is "pro-death" or "anti-life". Similarly each side's use of the term "rights" ("reproductive rights", "right to life of the unborn") implies a validity in their stance, given that the presumption in language is that rights are inherently a good thing and so implies an invalidity in the viewpoint of their opponents. The Associated Press encourages journalists to use the terms "abortion rights" and "anti-abortion" [continued...]
Originally posted by crw2006
Ive often wondered how some people could be for the death penalty but against abortion or for abortion but against the death penalty.
As you can see there is major hypocrisy on both sides of the issue.