Laura at Thinkerbell is taking back the word:
The Religious Right is Pro-Fetus, Pro-Zygote, Pro-Little-Bunch-Of-Cells, Pro-Sea-Monkey, Pro-People-Seeds. Those labels all fit very well. But where is the Conservative Christian fighting for the life of the rape victim mother? Where is the anti-abortion activist who cares about the 23 year old woman who barely earns enough to support herself, let alone a new child? Where is the Religious Right who cares about the life of the woman more than the life of the blastocyst?
… I am offering up a challenge:
Stop letting the Religious Right call themselves Pro-Life. Don’t give in to the use of their hijacked term. Call them Anti-Abortion, or Anti-Choice, and Anti-Life…anything but the label they now claim. Because those of us who support a woman’s right to choose, and a PERSON’s right to live, we are the true Pro-Lifers.
It brings to mind one of my favorite George Carlin bits of all time: