Talk:Roe v. Wade

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Change Anti-abortion[edit]

You keep calling them anti-abortion in the document, but that shows how biased you are, being politically correct towards a left! There should be a prolife v. pro choice if you are going to label them. Otherwise you should call it pro-abortion v. anti-abortion. Perhaps you meant no harm, but as I have learned in my many sociology and Multicultural education classes, this shows you have a hidden bias, and therefore I am in justice and as your fellow human being supposed to call you out on it! Pdblum12330 (talk) 00:57, 25 January 2017 (UTC)

I second this because if you are going to call it pro-choice vs anti-abortion you might as well change it to pro-life vs. pro-killing. if you are going to be just blatantly biased like it is worded and try to hide the fact that Pro-choice = choice to Kill. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 104.128.164.136 (talk) 13:39, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

I second this. I believe the naming used in the article should be changed due to three facts:

  • First, I think we can safely state the fact that each side uses mainly the terms "pro-choice" and "pro-life", respectively, to identify itself.
  • Second, we can also accept that "pro-abortion" and "anti-abortion" are terms that, even though correct, neither side uses as often as the terms in the previous point to identify itself, but are more frequently used by one side to refer to the other.
  • Third, throughout the main body of the article (not counting the references) there are 3 instances of "pro-choice", 2 instances of "pro-life", no instance of "pro-abortion", and 4 instances of "anti-abortion". These slightly unbalanced numbers can be considered to some extent ,as biasing. Personally, this is the view I hold.

Therefore, I suggest using the self-accepted terms "pro-life" and "pro-choice" every time when referring to the positions in the debate. This shouldn't apply to the times when the terms "pro-abortion" and "anti-abortion" themselves are being explained, or situations where the terms "pro-choice" and "pro-life" are not used due to aesthetic reasons, like avoiding repetitions. Fleon11 (talk) 20:31, 1 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 April 2017[edit]

Please change Roe v. Wade reshaped national politics, dividing much of the United States into pro-abortion and anti-abortion camps, while activating grassroots movements on both sides to "Roe v. Wade" reshaped national politics, dividing much of the United States into pro-abortion rights and anti-abortion rights camps, while activating grassroots movements on both sides.

As "The Associated Press and Reuters encourage journalists to use the terms "abortion rights" and "anti-abortion", which they see as neutral."[1] Natashark304 (talk) 23:08, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. EvergreenFir

(talk) 06:37, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

And how, pray tell, does one request a consensus discussion? The Crab Who Played With The Sea (talk) 16:12, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

I concur with the suggestion to add the word rights at the end of the two abortion opinion descriptors. DaveSays1 (talk) 23:49, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Goldstein, Norm, ed. The Associated Press Stylebook. Philadelphia: Basic Books, 2007.