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OneTenthofOnePercent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-11 05:18 PM
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Why is this topic forum called the "Choice" forum?
Edited on Tue Apr-12-11 05:21 PM by OneTenthofOnePercent
Wouldn't "Reproductive Rights" or something similar be both more descriptive and fitting?
"Choice" just seems kind of vauge to me.

:shrug:
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-11 05:29 PM
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1. Reproductive JUSTICE would be my suggestion
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SammyP Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 02:00 PM
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2. because it is a choice?
Choice is the best name for it because it is a choice made by
the mother. It doesn't matter if your pro choice or pro life
the name fits it exactly right. Plus if you use a name that
is focused on just women people might get offended( even
though it is the women choice) 
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-21-11 03:15 PM
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3. The fertilization of a single-celled egg
does not make someone a "mother".

It is a choice made by the WOMAN.

And I still say we should call this group "Reproductive Justice".
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-11 11:01 AM
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4. Reproductive rights works for me. I see "choice" as the choice of a legal hygienic abortion vs
a illegal back alley one unless you are rich, famous or powerful enough to afford your own private doctor. Keeping that choice open is a big issue for me.

It is not the choice of "abort or not" but "legal safe hygienic abortion or not". Reproductive Rights works for me as it doesn't get into the "choice to abort or not" or into Pro-choice/pro-life bs.

Should we post a poll and then ask Skinner to change the name if enough who post here agree? Assuming he can see the results and see which votes were by posters and which by ts'd assholes that is. Or maybe have each person just comment as well as vote?
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Sadena Meti Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 08:20 AM
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5. I vote for Reproductive RIghts
It would cover a lot more issues. Contraception availability, EC, etc.
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Spinny Liberal Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-28-11 11:24 AM
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6. I haven't been here long
but based on the threads, it seems to be working out nicely. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :-)
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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-24-11 08:09 AM
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7. "Rights" are something that are granted. Choice is about making your own decisions
Edited on Tue May-24-11 08:12 AM by ehrnst
The issue of reproduction goes deeper than simply reproducing. It's about women getting to make choices about their lives that unplanned, unwilling childbearing eliminates.

By taking away the choice of giving birth - they take away our choices about so many other things.

The anti's can't stand using the word "Choice" because it's so correct. When they say, "It's a child, not a choice" they are reducing a woman's entire life - her dreams, her will, her contributions outside of reproduction, to nothing.

"Choice" is threatening to them precisely because of all it represents.
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Pterodactyl Donating Member (415 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-20-11 08:16 PM
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8. .
Edited on Mon Jun-20-11 08:22 PM by Pterodactyl
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