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Mr. Homnick seems to believe that simply because we don’t hear about Hollywood starlets having abortions that it must not be happening. For some reason I just don’t think that is the case because there is a lot of stuff that goes on in Tinseltown that we in the American hinterlands don’t hear about. There are plenty of instances of extramarital affairs in Hollywood that go on that we never hear about, but does that mean it doesn’t go on? For years people thought that Rock Hudson was just the quintessential hetero heartthrob, when he was in fact a closeted homosexual; we didn’t hear about his sex life, but that didn’t mean he didn’t have one!
As for “giving Hollywood credit” for their treatment of the abortion issue, movies like Juno are more the exception than the rule. For every movie or television show that doesn’t promote abortion, there are a score of them that do. According to most Hollywood scripts abortion is the noble way out when people are too young, too poor, or unprepared to be parents; a script like Juno stands out because it is so utterly different from the usual fare.p>It is fine to give credit when it is due, but don’t give too much credit to those who don’t deserve it. Juno and Jamie Lynn Spears notwithstanding, Hollywood is still not all that adverse to the notion of abortion. Just look at all the celebrities who turn out for the big pro-abortion rallies and then tell me that Hollywood has “taken over the cause of teaching the world that life, even when the titles and subtitles are out of synch, is always beautiful.” br> — Eric Edwards br> Walnut Cove, North Carolina /p>
Mr. Homnick’s declaration that Hollywood starlets don’t have abortions is rather absurd. I don’t think that the myriad of press agents and publicity handlers that serve them would release monthly squibs to Cindy Adams on their clients’ latest abortion details.p>However, there are quite a few Hollywood tarts that have been hospitalized for “exhaustion” (cough, cough) and several of them have had more than one “appendectomy.” (wink, wink).
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?
H/T to National Review Online