Feithy, we both completely agree.
Peter, the posters we’ve seen locally are all the one with the woman of color; as Dan’l pointed out, the website has a different poster with a white woman as well. You are absolutely right about the racial subtext, especially since the two posters aren’t being equally displayed, at least in San Francisco.
Dan’l,, thanks for being so clear about your position on abortion.
It seems to us that you are conflating “rights,” which are the prerogative of the government to define (either through the will of the people or the whim of the ruler) and “righteous behavior.” In fact, we didn’t say that it was wrong to legislate morality; we said that it we objected to legislation of morality in this area. Even in this post-modern age when it is fashionable to believe that everything is socially constructed and nothing is, de facto true, both of us believe that certain behaviors are morally right, regardless of government and/or individual positions. It’s interesting to be having this conversation with a Roman Catholic.
The temptation to dig into your comment and discuss it piece by piece is very strong. At the same time we’re both aware that these issues–abortion in particular and the role of government in social engineering in general–are not only deeply charged, many things one can say about them have already been directed into entrenched paths. We agree in some areas and disagree in other very important ones. And we really appreciate your comment.