People’s stances on abortion are often nuanced, with many folks supporting or opposing abortion in some, but not all, circumstances.
As a writer, I think it’s tricky to employ one or two adjectives and hope to capture someone’s viewpoint in these cases. But as a reporter, I don’t have the luxury of infinite column inches in the newspaper.
The Bible Belt Blogger brought up an interesting question about a recent New York Times article discussing Catholics in Scranton and how they think about abortion and the church’s teachings on abortion. (More after the jump.)
The NYT writer describes the Catholics in Scranton who are willing to support pro-abortion rights politicians as “progressive.” He labels Catholics who support only anti-abortion candidates as “conservatives.” At least, that’s my reading.
What do you think of this “progressive” label? Better than liberal and conservative or left and right?