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Monday, April 30, 2007

Boortz Does Not Want Pro-Lifers to Name Their Own Movement

Neal Boortz most of the time says things I can agree with. On some issues we have to part ways. It is no secret I am Pro-Life. When it comes to abortion Boortz often goes ballistic with an obsession that is quite striking for an otherwise man of reason. Today out of the blue he suddenly has an obsessive problem with the movement name those opposing abortion have selected: pro-life. He says:
The terminology for those opposed to a woman's right to chose should not be "pro life." Don't let them set the terms of the discussion like this. To call abortion opponents "pro life" is to say that those who support choice are "pro death." The appropriate labels are "pro choice" and "anti choice."
It is not that he disagrees with my point of view, nor that he is passionate about it. His words smack of one who obsesses over this topic night and day, dreaming in a troubled sleep night after night. It is almost like Lady MacBeth compulsively washing his hands again and again. The frequency that Boortz brings this topic up and this time without any context related to current events. Very, very strange.

Another odd ploy is that when he so frequently brings up the subject, he also refuses to take any calls on his show on the subject or receive any emails either. It is his show and he can say what he wants and set his own rules. This topic he simply treats like an OCB.

The attempt to stop the Pro-Life movement from calling their own movement what they want is right out of the Twilight Zone. It would be one thing to claim he thinks it is a wrong term, but to lash out with words like "don't let them set the terms of the discussion like this..." is crossing the line. Next thing Boortz will be going around trying to name other people's kids.

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5 Comments:

  • At 11:52 PM, Blogger Jacob said…

    I like Maddox's position on abortion:

    "I am neither pro-life nor pro-choice, I am pro-everyone-shutting-the-hell-up."

    http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=regressive

     
  • At 5:03 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    If only it were so simple.

     
  • At 10:11 PM, Blogger Incognito said…

    Actually, it was Lady Maceth not Macbeth... "Out, out damn spot"... :-) Just fyi.

     
  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    Incognito,

    I had a feeling I did not have it right. I am honored to be corrected by someone who likely has played the character. In any case, an expert. I have made the correction.

    As for the quote you gave, I thought that was my wife doing laundry after a soccer game.

     
  • At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    return to westernesse said,

    If we could just live with calling things what they are instead of trying to pick a name that sounds good, it might be simpler: pro-abortion vs. anti-abortion; or even pro-murder-of-innocent-unborn-children vs. anti-murder-of-innocent-unborn-children.

     

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