Wednesday, January 22, 2003

30 Years of Roe: I'm not a pro-lifer, but I still get the creeps when I hear someone, like Maddy Albright on NPR this morning, talking about saving the right to "choose." Right to choose what? This modern shibboleth is one of those constructions that can fairly be called Orwellian. The pro-choice side has worked hard to cleanse its PR of the word abortion. It's about reproductive "choice" and reproductive "rights" -- though, really, it's not about reproduction; quite the opposite. I suppose it must be market tested, as everything is these days.

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