Thinking about mainstream journalism's role in framing abortion as a hotly contested issue when, in fact, 75 to 80 percent of the public has wanted abortion legal in some form since the 1970s, while those who want it banned has hovered about 20 percent or lower
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And the framing that this was about a “right to abortion” as opposed to “a right for the government not to bother me about whether to have an abortion”
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Replying to @theleoji
It was never even frames as a right to abortion, but a right to “choice”

Jun 24, 2022 · 7:06 PM UTC · Twitter for iPhone

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Replying to @thrasherxy
I have great complaints against all the leading editors in the news industry for just how fucking badly they screwed up on the national conversation about abortion And yes I am swearing at them today
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You know what, I’m just gonna expand that to “every fucking national conversation”
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"Choice" is a girlified version of the issue. The issue is decision-making, and Roe v. Wade moved decision-making regarding abortion to the woman or girl having or not having one.
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