Reproductive Rights and the Long Hand of Slave BreedingQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|I hate liberalism's language of 'choice.' I always have. Redolent of the marketplace, it reduces the most intimate aspects of existence, of women's physical autonomy, to individualistic purchasing preferences. A sex life or a Subaru? A child or a cheeseburger? Life, death or liposuction? In that circumstance, capitalism's only question is Who pays and who profits? The state's only question is Who regulates and how much? If there is an upside to the right's latest, seemingly loony and certainly grotesque multi-front assault on women, it is the clarion it sounds to humanists to take the high ground and ditch the anodyne talk of 'a woman's right to choose' for the weightier, fundamental assertion of 'a woman's right to be.'|
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