…Based on the right’s passionate and indignant opposition to any and all policies that would curtail them:

  • Deaths from gun violence.

  • Deaths from war.

  • Deaths from drone attacks.

  • Deaths from torture and mistreatment of military detainees.

  • Deaths by execution.

  • Deaths from tainted food and poorly tested drugs.

  • Deaths from accidents in mines, oil rigs, nuclear plants, or any other unsafe workplaces.

  • Deaths from polluted air and water.

  • Deaths from infrastructure collapses.

  • Deaths from lack of health care.

  • Deaths from poverty and starvation.

  • Deaths from natural disasters.

  • Deaths from abnormal pregnancies.

  • Extinction of endangered species.

The right’s definition of “life” as fetuses and corporations is as narrow and misguided as their definition of “civility” as the absence of swear words.

(Cross-posted at Multi Medium)