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What Does “Choice” Mean Anyway?

— Posted by John (January 18, 2012 at 8:30 am)

Do we pro-lifers believe a woman should have a choice of where she wants to go to college?

Or which doctor to go to?

Or what kind of car to drive?

Or what foods to eat?

Or…well, you get the idea.

Quite obviously, we believe women should have the right to choose any number of things (just as we believe men should have the right to choose any number of things).

And yet, those in favor of keeping abortion legal frequently refer to us not as pro-life, but rather, “anti-choice” — as if we were somehow opposed to women choosing anything.

“Choice,” they claim, is what they support. But the term “choice,” as they use it, is meaningless. What is this “choice” that they speak of, if not a word for the immoral and unjust decision of one human being to kill another human being?

Ask Them What They Mean When They Say “Choice”

In response to Blog for Choice Day 2012, our good friend Jill Stanek is once again spearheading the Ask Them What They Mean by “Choice” Blog Day — and Generations for Life is happy to be a part of it:

The idea is simple. On January 22, any time you read pro-aborts spouting obscure “choice” rhetoric on a blog, website, Facebook, or Twitter, call them out on it. Ask them to explain what the “choice” euphemism means. Tweeters plan to use their #Tweet4Choice hashtag.

Do your part and join in!

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3 Comments on “What Does “Choice” Mean Anyway?”

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  1. Rebecca says:

    “What is this “choice” that they speak of, if not a word for the immoral and unjust decision of one human being to kill another human being?” you say.

    Well no, its not a word for abortion. It means a choice to become a parent, to adopt out or to abort. Not just abortion. A choice of options. Unlike yourself.

    Comment posted January 20th, 2012 at 1:10 am
  2. Addyson says:

    What’s sad is that under the name of ‘freedom’ people believe that they can choose whatever they wish. But the bottom line Rebecca, is that some choices are wrong. Why do you belive that the choice to abortion – ending the life of a human person – is on par with the decision to give that child up for adoption?

    Comment posted January 21st, 2012 at 3:34 pm
  3. Rebecca says:

    Abortion doesn’t end the life of a ‘human person’ . There was a vote on that and you lost.

    Comment posted January 22nd, 2012 at 6:08 pm