Anti-choice redefined
May 17, 2009
To the editor:

Upon reading your article “2009 Missouri Legislature: successes and failures,” I wanted to bring a particular point to your attention. Your use of the term “anti-choice” is very misleading, and shows a significant misunderstanding of the term.

The term anti-choice by definition means “one who opposes ALL choices”, no matter what the topic of choice be. The opposition to abortion does not stem from the opposition of choices in general (as the term anti-choice would lead one to believe). Those who oppose abortion are against feticide and embryocide, thus making them anti-feticide, anti-embryocide, or anti-abortion. Just as someone who opposes the choice of a man to hit his wife is not anti-choice, but anti-domestic-violence, the correct label for aperson who opposes abortion would be anti-abortion (or anti-feticide, anti-embryocide, etc.).

I would invite you to visit the website,, to review and read more information on this subject and on the use of the term anti-choice.

Thank you,
Liz Wheeler

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