23 February 2012

QUOTE OF NOTE: On "pro-abortion" and "anti-choice"

"Fair or not, my interest in your POV tends to plummet the moment I read the words 'pro-abortion' or 'anti-choice'."
- Mike Croghan
Virginia, USA

I was reminded of this quote, from an acquaintance in the Emerging community, this week after listening to an episode, "Employer's Morals, Your Insurance", of public radio's On Point. In amongst a great airing of some of the many sides of the issue there was use of the language above, needlessly mudding the waters and actually making the points of each user LESS clear. 

Certainly we could all be more generous, more honest, and less manipulative in our characterizations of the others around us. This is a prime and very timely example.

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