January 21, 2008

A great many bloggers are participating in "Blog for Choice" today. From a roundup of feminist response to the anniversary in Salon (advertisement req.)

I wish young women knew how deeply their way of life offends the right-to-life establishment and how set this establishment is on changing our lifestyle, either by criminalizing the things that make it possible (the most common forms of family planning) or filling our heads with fears and lies (abstinence-only curriculum). Today, 95 percent of us have sex before marriage, 85 percent of couples have sex once a week (decidedly not for baby making), 90 percent use some form of artificial birth control. The "right to life" movement is dedicated to stopping this.

Nevertheless, many bloggers have neither forgiven nor forgotten that NARAL endorsed Joe Lieberman in Connecticut over Ned Lamont, and Bush-dog Al Wynn in Maryland over Donna Edwards.

Digby said it way better than I could... NARAL is

Yet another thing that has to be cleaned up --- the foolish, moribund, liberal interest groups of the Village that refuse to enter the 21st century. It's exhausting.

Back on topic, this video, which asks anti-abortion protesters exactly what should happen to women who have abortions, is extraordinarily telling.

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