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."