Butler Shaffer (in 2004)

One can see, in the microcosm of this debate, just how intellectually confused and impoverished are the minds of so many Americans. Almost all who advertise themselves as ‘pro-choice’ are not pro-choice at all: they are quick to endorse measures to prohibit people making choices on the basis of racial or ethnic discrimination, or to demand that taxpayers fund day-care facilities for working mothers. They want an abundance of state rules to preempt the choices of individuals.

Nor are the allegedly ‘pro-life’ advocates what they profess to be: far too many are flag-waving defenders of the war system, or supporters of capital punishment.