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Pro-Choice - Really?

, posted: 1-Aug-2009 12:49

So many politically-active people call themselves "Pro-Choice".

What they are generally referring to is the choice for a mother to abort her baby. Or not.

Yet, coincidentally, it is mostly the very same "pro-choice" people who are denying parents the right to choose how to correct their own children.


(Note to potential commenters: if you cannot tell the difference between a smack and a punch, then don't bother commenting. I am tired of arguing with those who distort language on purpose.)


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Comment by Buttonmash, on 1-Aug-2009 17:30

Erm..  You're mixing two seperate and unrelated arguments to falsely make a point.

Comment by nate, on 1-Aug-2009 18:22

What a complete waste of time and money.  Unless we change referendums so that they are binding on government, it makes little difference if the Yes or No camps win.

The Government can choose to completely ignore the results and we've wasted $9 million at a time we could be spending that elsewhere.

/end rant.

Author's note by dmw, on 1-Aug-2009 20:55

Buttonmash: Not at all. My point is one of hypocrisy regarding Personal Choice v What the State Allows.

It is contradictory philosophy that espouses freedom of choice in one matter pertaining to parents and children, and yet advocates State interference in other parent/child matters.

Nate: Blame Helen Clark for the referendum not being run in conjunction with the General Election last year. Goverrnments that ignore referenda will be judged by the voters. See my Open Letter to John Key re Anti-Smacking Referendum for my thoughts on how the govt should respond to this referendum.

Comment by cyberhub, on 2-Aug-2009 14:10

Here is a fantastic satire on The ambiguity of the referendum question.  It is really funny.

Here is the link incase the embedded Youtube version does not work"> name="allowFullScreen" value="true">" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340">

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David White
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Goon fan, .NET developer, contrarian seeker of truth