pro-death: majority or minority?
Posted Sep 9, 2004 21:54 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: Republican governors in Democratic states
Parent article: Linux in Government: Will Schwarzenegger Terminate Windows? (Linux Journal)
>pro death advocates
You know perfectly well there aren't many people who are in favor of death per se. In fact, there's a high correlation between being in favor of death of fetuses, but against death of criminals, stupid or poor people, and animals. When you're making a point about abortion advocates, you'd make it better if you'd say exactly what you mean: pro-abortion. You could even embellish it to emphasize the part of abortion you don't like (the death): pro-abortion-death.
Also, I believe most of the people you would call pro-abortion aren't actually in favor of abortion per se, but only when the mother wants it. Hence pro-abortion-choice is more technically accurate.
"pro-choice," of course, is as ridiculous as "pro-death."
Liberals are almost by definition in the minority. Conservative mostly means you favor the status quo. People take their cues on what to believe from the existing laws, so the majority tends to favor whatever is the law now. Ever since the law in the US changed to pro-abortion, public opinion has been moving that way. When US law changed to pro-black-equality, pro-black-equality public opinion was a distinct minority; now it's an overwhelming majority.
Some day, it may be the liberals trying to save the fetuses.
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