Tuesday, July 29, 2014
"Pro-Choice" Label Loses Favor for Failing To Reflect Broader Range of Reproductive Issues
The New York Times: Advocates Shun ‘Pro-Choice’ to Expand Message, by Jackie Calmes:
For all the talk about women’s issues in this year’s midterm election campaigns, something is missing. One of the most enduring labels of modern politics — pro-choice — has fallen from favor, a victim of changed times and generational preferences.
That shift might seem surprising in this political season, when there has been a renewed focus on reproductive issues like access to abortion and birth control. Yet advocates say that the term pro-choice, which has for so long been closely identified with abortion, does not reflect the range of women’s health and economic issues now being debated. . . .