From one pro-choice activist:
“The underlying emotion of “prolife” people is not love but fear, which is at least as strong a motivator but is less comfortably admitted….
[I]f we continue to be respectful and legitimate, we soon may be scouring the closet for metal [coat] hangers. … If their side airs commercials with cuddly babies, how about a few with terrified teenagers — children like your own — encountering filthy back-alley abortionists? … How about hooded Inquisitors stretching women on the rack: “Who did it? Where do we find him?” Or Gestapo types breaking into a sterile operating room, destroying science?”
Robin Tolmach Lakoff “The Rhetoric of Reproduction.” Conscience (newsletter of Catholics for a Free Choice), Summer 1992 [Volume XV, Number 1], pgs 4 – 12.Share on Facebook