Monday, January 18, 2010

Pro-Choice License Plates

Virginia Planned Parenthood's attempt to get pro-choice license plates in Virginia is a great idea whose time has come. I've often complained of the left ceding rhetoric to the right--"tax burden" and the like. In no place has this caused more damage than the pro-choice movement. Bill Clinton talking about abortion being "safe, legal, and rare," defends the principle of abortion, but not on the merits and as an unfortunate last resort. It's hard to rally people to defend a practice when your leaders won't even defend it vigorously. It allows anti-woman activists to claim that even pro-choice people don't really believe in the procedure and gives credence to their extremist rhetoric.

So something as small as a license plate is a step toward taking back the narrative.