As Twitchy reported earlier, you won’t be hearing chants of “safe, legal, and rare” anymore; now it’s “safe, legal, and accessible.” The Pro-Choice Caucus has put out new talking points that ironically instruct pro-abortion advocates to stop using the word “choice,” and use “decision” instead. The list of harmful language vs. helpful language doesn’t explain why the Pro-Choice Caucus has decided to stop using the word “choice,” Drew Heineman found some guidance on the website of the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts. “Choice” assumes that everyone has the choice to get an abortion even if it’s legal — what about black women and other birthing people of color who face racist and classist policies “that keep them from the care they need.”
Messaging gurus aka People of Color telling Democrats that “choice” doesn’t accurately describe their struggle. pic.twitter.com/ym6Y8vrKfC
— Drew Heineman (@drewheineman) May 12, 2022
“Choice” ignores the lived realities of black people and people of color.
Apparently the language was not inclusive enough https://t.co/tp8d7VFuDx
— David Weigel (@daveweigel) May 12, 2022
this is stupid in about seventeen different ways but at the top of the list is that "decision" has all the same alleged issues that "choice" does
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) May 12, 2022
how does "decision" solve this?
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) May 12, 2022
As I understand it, "choice" involves selecting among options, wheras "decision" involves picking among options.
— Mr. Stevens (@DarlingtonHall2) May 12, 2022
Even accepting this logic (and it’s nonsense to be clear) it would be fully applicable to “decision” too.
— zach (@zamartin) May 12, 2022
Nothing said there makes "decision" a better word. I wish I got paid tons of money for opening a thesaurus.
— Slim Goodbody (@slim_goodbody_) May 12, 2022
This is such a vapid word salad, I can only assume that this, like so many messaging decisions, is driven by activists seeing if they're powerful enough to make everyone do something dumb
— That Fuzzy Bastard (@thefuzzybastard) May 12, 2022
Fun fact. Black women get more abortions than white women.
— Jack Napier (@JackNap74801603) May 12, 2022
Levels of support for legal abortion track alongside higher levels of income.
— Donny Ferguson (@DonnyFerguson) May 12, 2022
"Lived reality" is both redundant & dumb.
— the_Flailer, Dirty Old Red-pill (@TheFlailer) May 12, 2022
It’s intersectionality — these people have been indoctrinated by universities to see everything in terms of victimhood and who is the biggest victim … so women suffer more than men, but black women suffer more than white women, and black trans women suffer even more. You need to rack up as many victimization points as possible to win the game.
New Dem talking points on abortion from the Pro-Choice Caucus swap out 'choice' for 'decision,' abandon 'rare' entirely https://t.co/0tlbgaFBZH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 12, 2022