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Or how about a petition signed by women who had undergone an abortion explaining what steps the rest of us could take to best discourage other women from undergoing the procedure? “We were wrong and don’t want others to make the same mistake” could be the message. They could tell us what steps might have deterred them, and how to help reach women similarly situated today.
But Ms. magazine’s signers seem to have no regrets. “We terminated a life, and we are proud that we did so,” is the apparent message: “Don’t hold us accountable for our actions, however inappropriate they might have been.”
Some 45 million babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade created a largely unconstrained right to an abortion. That’s hideous number. And one that should fill all of us, whether we’ve had an abortion or not, with regret.
Again, forget for a moment the political question whether abortion should be prohibited. Certainly it should be lamented. And discouraged. Honest liberals could agree on that.
But not Ms. magazine.
Although the legal fight remains important, the main battlefield for abortion these days is moral suasion. Even if Roe v. Wade is overturned, many states would likely keep the procedure legal. Which means people will have to be persuaded not to exercise their legal right. People will have to be convinced of what Ms. magazine does not understand: every abortion is a tragic outcome of a wrong decision.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?