|Source: FBN- Hadley Heath-|
I partially disagree with John Stossel's title here, because not all Democrats are anti-choice. But there is a fringe anti-choice wing who have the idea that pro-choice is just about women's health (like abortion) and sexuality, especially as it relates to gays. And just about everything else like gambling, what to watch on TV, gambling, guns, marijuana, and now even junk food and soft drinks, should be subjected to government review first.
Liberals and even Liberal Democrats, still believe in choice especially young Democrats. We are still not just pro-choice on abortion and other women's health care issues, but are pro-choice on sexuality, including gay marriage, but marijuana now, gambling as well and even gun ownership. Pro-choice short of someone hurting an innocent person intentionally or unintentionally.
I wrote a blog about this about a month ago, but today's so-called modern Progressive Democrats idea when it comes to choice, has to do deal with abortion and other areas where they tend to feel that Americans should be able to decide these things for themselves. Like same-sex marriage, they call it equality. But as far as how people can spend their own money, what they can eat and drink, gamble, how they pay for their health care and so-forth, they prefer the state (meaning the Federal Government) make these decisions for us. Rather than individuals having the freedom of choice to decide these things for themselves.
Barney Frank and Dennis Kucinich would be exceptions to this so-called progressive prohibition, where they are more liberal-libertarian on social issues. But this is why I prefer to call people who are statist and big government-centric on the left, (Socialist rather than Liberal) , because they have more of a statist position on these issues, more collectivist, than society as a whole. Meaning the Federal Government should decide how we approach these issues, rather than individuals making these decisions for themselves.