Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What about that?

Sometimes I start reading news articles already half-pissed off because I know that the content of the article is some right wing, neocon rant that is based on the alignment of the stars. Normally I am correct and I move quickly into full-blown rage about the B.S. Sometimes I am (I admit it) wrong and the article turns into a thoughtful, thought-provoking message.

I was pleasantly surprised by this Anna Quindlen article on abortion. It raises a definite point on the criminality (is that a word?) of abortion.

"If the Supreme Court decides abortion is not protected by a constitutional guarantee of privacy, the issue will revert to the states. If it goes to the states, some, perhaps many, will ban abortion. If abortion is made a crime, then surely the woman who has one is a criminal. But, boy, do the doctrinaire suddenly turn squirrelly at the prospect of throwing women in jail."

Nice one.


andante said...

""They never connect the dots," says Jill June, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa."

...and with that statement, Ms. June perfectly sums up the conservative movement.

Neocons just don't acknowledge the dots exist.

LeftLeaningLady said...

Good point, andante, but I think sometimes the Neocons acknowledge the dots. The dots THEY choose to acknowledge, they just do not allow those dots to touch the other dots!

Thank you for stopping by!

Pete Bogs said...

I second that notion on the storms!

criminality is indeed a word!

LeftLeaningLady said...

Thanks Pete, I thought you would enjoy that. And I appreciate the English check, sometimes I do like to make things up!

The Double-U Show said...

I've got my views on abortion, but if I ever want my blog to mean something I don't want one side of the group to start throwing firebombs inside of my house, and there's only one side who would really do that wink wink

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