Originally Posted by thouartgob
I guess I disagree to a certain extent. I just threw this into another diavlog comment thread. I say it's anti-choice not pro-life. Logically anti-choice is the more accurate label. The position you discuss is more like pro-innocent-pre-born-human-life-created-consensually-or-not...
When it comes to the terms that participants in political debates use for themselves and their opponents, I don't think it's particularly fruitful to try and figure out which labels are accurate or not. Pro-lifers can play the same game with the pro-choice side; after all, one might argue that legal abortion doesn't preserve the choices of unborn children, and around and around we go. Because people disagree about the philosophical starting point of discussion, the consequences of potential policies, or both, they will almost always think that their antagonists aren't accurately describing themselves. So while I hate it when conservatives use "pro-growth" as a code word for "low taxes and deregulation," it isn't possible to convince people that such a label is inaccurate without convincing people that I'm right and they're wrong. Such arguments are always a waste of time and a diversion from what we're really arguing about.