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Can We Have the Banality Without the Moralizing?

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On March 27, 2009
Amanda discusses Saletan’s latest. The column gives us the two sides of Saletan. First, we get the pro-choicer originating bog-standard ideas: This may sound strange, but I don’t consider myself a real abortion foe. I have friends and sparring partners who think abortions should be illegal or at least heavily restricted. To me, that’s the […]

Who Says Why?

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On November 20, 2008

Ed Kilgore says that “a critical plurality of Americans don’t much like abortion but care a whole lot about when and why abortions occur.” Assuming that this is true — and ther

Wishing Conflict Away

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On November 17, 2008
I certainly respect E.J Dionne far more than I do Will Saletan. But it must be said that his new column has a pretty strong whiff of the “originating policies pro-choicers have been advocating for many decades” routine that Saletan has patented. Apparently, the solution to ending the conflict over abortion includes “contraception programs, even […]

Free Ride

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On June 27, 2008

To follow up on Dana’s excellent analysis of Jim Wallis’s latest bit of abortion concern-trolling, I continue to be irritated by these kinds of assertions: Without calling for restrictions

Finally, A New Idea!

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On March 28, 2008

As the primary season drags on, you might be getting tired of always hearing about the same stuff. Fortunately, someone has a brand new idea: Democrats throwing reproductive freedom under the bus! Kin

Emphasize Law , Not Morality

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On February 27, 2008
Various bloggers have reacted negatively to Amy Sullivan’s claim that her support of legal abortion can’t be labeled “pro-choice” because she believes that abortion is morally problematic. Kevin Drum defends Sullivan, arguing that it’s entirely possible for a good pro-choicer to acknowledge the moral complexity of abortion. And this is true as far as it […]

The Rightness of Roe

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On January 23, 2008

In honor of it’s 35th Anniversary, here’s my three part series on why Roe v Wade was correctly decided: Part I Part II Part III The short version is that 1)it’s flatly false to say t

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