[Ads-l] backronym of the week: NASTY

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Sun Aug 5 20:15:36 EDT 2018


Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

>> On Aug 4, 2018, at 8:39 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM> wrote:
>> 
>> https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/7/25/1783521/-Massachusetts-passes-the-NASTY-Women-Act-to-repeal-173-year-old-abortion-ban?detail=emailLL
>> 
>> "Massachusetts [pro-abortion] advocates were officially successful last week when state lawmakers passed The Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women Act—aka the >>NASTY Women Act. The bill, whose name is a callback to Trump’s now infamous remarks during the 2016 presidential campaign to candidate Hillary Clinton, will officially >>stop a Roe v. Wade reversal from automatically banning abortion in the state."
>> 
>> - Jim Landau
>> 
>> _____________________________________________________________
>Perhaps it’s obvious, but the words in the bracketed material above are Jim Landau’s.  The advocates were identified in the previous sentence by the author of the piece, >Wagatwe Wanjuki, as “abortion rights advocates”, not “pro-abortion advocates”.  I think the distinction is a real one, since as far as I know none of them are advocating >abortion.  
>
>LH

Laurence Horn is correct.  I was in a hurry and failed to check the previous non-quoted sentence to find what kind of "advocates" they were.  My apologies.

- Jim Landau





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