Voting Rights
November 28th, 2006 by Sonja

Here’s a bumper sticker I wish I would never see again:

“I Vote Pro-Life”

I see those all the time.  It’s so antagonistic and supercilious.  It’s symbolic of how polarized the political conversation has become in our country.  We have to be able to get beyond one sentence declarations of our platforms.

I was stuck in traffic behind one shortly after the most recent election.  I decided I would like to make my own version of that bumpersticker:

“I Vote Anti-Death”

6 Responses  
  • Deb writes:
    November 28th, 20066:51 pmat

    interesting that. I always wanted to wear a shirt that says “human being inside” — we forget when me marginalize…

    love your layout – it is exquisite!

  • Songbird writes:
    November 29th, 20067:10 amat


  • Doug writes:
    November 29th, 20069:34 amat

    sad that “pro-life” has degenerated to meaning only – anti-abortion. sad that politicians use this “plank” to garner votes and no politician has the cajones to actually do anything about it.

    sign me up for a “anti-death” bumper sticker.

  • Liz writes:
    November 29th, 200611:32 amat

    Yeah, I’ve always thought it odd that most “pro-lifers” are also in favor of the death penilty.

    I’ll take an anti-death bumper sticker, too.

  • John Smulo writes:
    November 30th, 20063:32 pmat

    Did you see that recent post by The Hungarian Luddite? I liked how he talked about this as well in terms of a ‘consistent life view’, where pro-life is about more than abortion only, but also about war and more.

  • aBhantiarna Solas writes:
    November 30th, 20069:16 pmat

    No, John … I haven’t had a chance to read that yet. I actually wrote this completely independently of his post. I’ve long felt that abortion is just one small piece of pursuing a consistent life ethic. It’s very difficult to be against abortion and for the death penalty. Or against abortion, and against health care for unemployed single mothers … for example.

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