1/08/2005

Reframing the term "pro-life"

Kos makes a great Lakoff-like suggestion:
"I wanted to pass on a term that I heard a Benedictine nun use when she was being interviewed on Bill Moyers' PBS show 'Now.' She accused those evangelicals who touted 'pro-life' positions of actually being 'pro-birth' only because they abandoned responsibility for maintaining infrastructure for deteriorating schools, health care, etc.--as well as ignoring the plethora of war dead, which always includes so many children.
I've been struggling for a term for so-called pro-lifers who look the other way on war, post-natal care, social services, death penalty, and other life and death issues.
Pro-birth. That does the trick."

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