Sunday, August 03, 2014

Abortion Advocates No Longer 'Pro-choice'

In the 1970s, those advocating legalization of abortion freely used the word "abortion," but once Americans began to fully understand "pregnancy termination," the label "pro-choice" was invented, and then "reproductive rights" -- all to avoid being labeled "pro-abortion." Now, Planned Parenthood says that they're dropping their self-anointed label "pro-choice" in favor of the label "advocates for women's health."
“. . . the ‘pro-choice’ language doesn’t really resonate particularly with a lot of young women voters.”
-- Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
These students of the radical 1960s liberal icon Saul Alinsky, author of “Rules for Radicals,” have learned well that communication/language is the most important tool in manipulating people, changing the culture, and controlling a nation.

For background, read Planned Parenthood Kills a Baby Every 94 Seconds and also read Planned Parenthood President Asks, Who Cares When Life Begins?

In addition, read Taxpayers Provide 46% of Planned Parenthood's $Billion$

-- From "Political speak: Planned Parenthood dumps ‘pro-choice’ for ‘women’s health’" by Cheryl K. Chumley, The Washington Times 7/31/14

Pro-choice become popular in the wake of the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling, because it succinctly countered the pro-life tag used by those who opposed the procedure. But around 2010, Planned Parenthood said the label started falling on deaf ears of younger women.

It’s still not clear what phrase could comfortably substitute for the pithy “pro-choice.” But some activists have been slinging about “women’s health” and “economic security” while talking about Planned Parenthood policy.

Meanwhile, those opposed to abortion — the “pro-life” crowd — have picked up on Planned Parenthood’s attempt to change the message. And they’re seeing that switch as something to cheer.

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From "Advocates Shun ‘Pro-Choice’ to Expand Message" by Jackie Calmes, New York Times 7/28/14

Pro-choice became commonplace after the 1973 Roe ruling, to counter the pro-life label of the anti-abortion movement. The description was seen as having broader appeal than “pro-abortion,” since it fit those who were personally against abortion but opposed any government control over women’s health decisions.

But by 2010 some abortion-rights activists began to sense in their outreach to young women, whose support was needed not only for the midterm elections but for the movement’s future as well, that the term pro-choice was virtually meaningless. That was confirmed by postelection polls and focus groups that women’s organizations and Democrats commissioned to understand what went wrong.

. . . such results also showed the weakness of the pro-choice label, advocates and pollsters said. Planned Parenthood took the lead, conducting research on public attitudes throughout 2011 and then presenting the findings to allies in various meetings.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Also read 2011 Poll: Pro-choice Americans Disagree with Abortionists and read 2012 Poll: Most Americans Pro-life and read Liberals' Own 2013 Poll: Most Americans Oppose Abortion

From "We're Fighting for Access, Not Choice" by Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice President, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Federation of America 7/30/14

. . . The issue isn't that "pro-choice" is no longer sufficient. It's that "pro-choice" was never sufficient for many . . . women of color fighting not just for "choice," but for full reproductive justice.

And there's good reason for that fight. The concept of "choice" speaks only to those who had (and have) the ability to make and exercise choices in the first place.

We at Planned Parenthood recognize that organizations and leaders of color made this shift decades before we began to doubt the capacity of the "pro-choice" label to fully represent the dreams of our movement.

Pregnancy and childbearing have been experienced quite differently by women of various races and economic classes. White married women with economic privilege, who have been able to prevent or terminate unintended pregnancies, indeed have been able to "choose" abortion since it became legal in 1973 with Roe v. Wade. However, historically women of color have not had choices because the ability to control their bodies and reproduction was stolen from them. Racist policies and attitudes have obstructed the ability of women of color to choose whether and when to bear children.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read of the genocide in New York City where about two-thirds of all black babies are killed in the womb

From "Losing the Abortion Debate, Planned Parenthood is Abandoning the Term 'Pro-Choice'" by Kristan Hawkins, 7/29/14

. . . an actual pro-choice person would want women to see ultrasounds before they decide to have an abortion or to have access to all the information they could on what abortion is, how it affects the women on a physical, mental and spiritual level. Logically, the term pro-choice just doesn’t make sense.

The abortion lobby wants to use terms like “women’s health” instead to promote abortion. But women’s health isn’t about abortion. Please. Any woman is going to see through that fa├žade.

Women’s health isn’t about abortion – it’s about mammograms (which Planned Parenthood doesn’t do), well visits, making sure women are eating healthy and taking care of themselves so they can take care of their families, mental well-being, work-life balance, and other things that yes, deal with reproduction, but also deal with the impressive body and inner workings of being a woman. The “right” to end the life of her child doesn’t encompass “women’s health.”

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion’s Grim Reality May Explain ‘Pro-Choice’ Label Drop" by Maggie Lawson, CNA/EWTN News 7/31/14

“Health is a popular buzz word for abortionists, but is much weakened as medical science shows women’s health is harmed by abortion,” said Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of Americans United for Life.

“The abortion industry is moving from 'choice' to coercion, changing its strategy from mainstream abortion in culture to integrating it into health care,” she said.

“Thanks to the miracle of the ultrasound, generations are able to see what the abortionist’s ‘choice’ is: the death of an unborn child. And thanks to a growing body of medical research, we know that ‘choice’ hurts women as well,” Yoest said.

“Today, the abortion industry has moved from ‘choice’ to coercion, attempting to use the force of government to force compliance with an abortion agenda, or face dire consequences.”

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