"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Thursday, March 02, 2006

George Neumayr on Democrats & Abortion on National Review Online

George Neumayr on Democrats & Abortion on National Review Online: "Katha Pollitt, writing in a February issue of the Nation, expresses annoyance with pro-choicers who consider abortion 'bad' and call for 'zero abortions.' Stop giving the game away, she admonishes them. 'The trouble with thinking in terms of zero abortions is that you make abortion so hateful you do the antichoicers' work for them,' she writes."

The message is becoming tarnished and displaying abortion as something it is not is becoming all the more difficult as people wake up.

Further down in Mr. Neumay's article he links to a "paean to abortion" in the NY Times; a line of which, does not hold water logically.

"You can blame a lot of folks, from media bigwigs to bishops, if we lose our reproductive rights,..." "Reproductive rights?" How is an abortion a reproductive right? What of those that cannot have children no matter what? Where and/or what are their "reproductive rights?"

If it cannot be spoken of in plain terms, plain terms that may even morally offend, maybe it isn't so defensible.


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