Another Country Falls
Here's a clever sophism:
There is a very clear difference between pro-life and anti-choice: Anti-choice groups actively attack women's autonomy over their own bodies and lives. This is flagrant sexism. And sexism is not a mere "thought crime" as the editorial asserts, but rather is a violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code because it is a serious and systemic problem that has consistently subjugated women all throughout history.Let me try to adapt this logic to make a different point.
Pro-choice groups assert that women have autonomy over their own bodies and have the right to think, believe, and act as they wish. By going against fundamentalist Islamic beliefs, pro-choice people are anti-Islam. This is flagrant Islamophobia. Islamophobia is not a mere "thought crime," but rather is a violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code because it is a serious and systemic problem that has consistently denied devout Muslims their right to practice radical, misogynistic Islam freely. Claiming that women have rights is clearly vicious hate speech and has no place in a decent, well-ordered society.
So, chew on that one, Fräulein Shelton.