A friend recently attended a reproductive justice conference. The pro-choice experts didn’t refer to those of us on this side of the debate as “pro-lifers” (generally our preferred designation) or “anti-choicers,” but simply as the “Antis.”
Example of common usage: “Faye believes that unborn children are human beings deserving of respect, value and dignity. Faye is an Anti.”
Andrea adds: Funny. On a different, but related note, I would personally very much love it if all PWPL readers could commit, sign a pledge, whatever it takes, to never using “poor-choicers” instead of “pro-choicers.” I don’t think our readers do. That said, I’ve seen it from pro-lifers of goodwill and to me, it is asking for someone to poke fun at you. And when I get made fun of, I like it to be for the right reasons.
Andrea adds again: I suppose I should ask whether your friend learned anything useful?
Faye adds: He did. Perhaps we can blog about it at some point. Hmm… (And there I leave off the longest PWPL thread in history.)by