Pro-choice media often refer to pro-lifers as “anti-abortionists.” I suppose the name is somewhat accurate, but it is obvious they are using it in a pejorative (put down) sense and they use it relentlessly despite our preference to be referred to as pro-life.
But if we are anti-abortionists, wouldn’t they be pro-abortionists? Pro-choicers typically bristle at this, noting that nobody really wants abortions to happen. I think for many pro-choicers that is true, so I try to use their preferred name. I sometimes slip and use “pro-abortion” in the sense of “pro-legalized abortion” but not in the sense that I think their attitude is “Woo-hoo! Abortions are swell!”
Still, most pro-choicers I am aware of publicly and privately do fall into this category:
Pro-abortion on demand for any reason up to and including partial birth abortion, without parental notification requirements for minors, without anesthesia for the unborn, lower standards than hospitals, against 24 hour waiting periods, government funded if necessary, and critical and unsupportive of Crisis Pregnancy Centers.
Phew. That is a little wordy, so I’ll stick to referring to them as pro-choice.