The New Abortion Rhetoric: Out of Touch With Nearly Every American

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Posted: Jun 18, 2022 12:01 AM

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In the dying embers of a movement, a much darker truth which lay underneath it is revealed. Abortion advocates have shed the “pro-choice” mantle and now openly embrace what was the implicit goal of their movement all along: abortion. Not “choice” — abortion.

Any moderates who once supported the movement out of commitment to compromise ought to be alarmed by abortion advocates’ escalatory tactics and arguments in recent weeks.

When “pro-choice” was coined as a political stance, it ostensibly represented a group of Americans who believed that women should be able, with some limitations, to choose for themselves the outcome of their pregnancy. This seemed plausible to many at the time as a middle ground position, and polls indicate it still does resonate with many Americans.

When Bill Clinton ran for president in 1992, he repeatedly said abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare.” His Democratic Party has since called for taxpayer-funded abortion in its last two party platforms; the

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