Okay. We've all seen pictures of protesters with red tape over their mouths and the word "life" written on the tape. There's another one in the NYT today - a woman protesting abortion.
I don't get it. What exactly is the message here? The natural assumption is that tape over the mouth is about being silenced, and God knows that the abortion protesters are anything but quiet. And their issue certainly isn't a first amendment issue. And there's no bureaucratic "red tape" issue here. I don't get it. Why the hell are they putting red tape over their mouths?