You say you are Pro-Life.

I am Pro-Life.

Everybody is Pro-Life.

Hitler was Pro-Life…except for Jews.

Stalin was Pro-Life…except for his enemies.

Serial killers are Pro-Life…except for their targets.

What you mean by Pro-Life is not what I mean.

For you, it is a euphemism for anti-abortion.

Pro-Life sounds sweet and innocent, but it is acidly passive-aggressive.

What you mean is that if I am not anti-abortion, I am pro-abortion, and therefore anti-life.

That Is a logical fallacy, a false dichotomy.

I am not pro-abortion.

I am Pro-Choice.

Pro-Choice is not a euphemism.

Whether a woman wants an abortion or not is okay with me.

But if a woman wants an abortion it is not okay with you.

You are anti-abortion.

Pro-Life has absolutely nothing to do with it.

Hiding your agenda behind a euphemism is disingenuous.

Passive-aggressive behavior is cowardly.

You are against abortion. Why not be courageous and honest about it?


Bert Bigelow graduated from the University of Michigan engineering school, and then pursued a career in software design.  He has always enjoyed writing, and since retirement, has produced short essays on many subjects.  His main interests are in the areas of politics and religion, and the intersection of the two.  Many of his writings are posted on his web site,  You can contact him at

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