Abortion is murder. In my view women have — and ought to continue to have — the right to murder their unborn babies. Each abortion is a tragedy, some necessary and others not, and all of them are murder.If you let me caveat Rall to add “Post-viability” before each occurrence of the word “abortion,” I’d be totally with him.
Pre-viability? The issue is even murkier yet.
And, that’s the point.
It’s also why, although I know Planned Parenthood does other things, they’re one liberal organization I’ve never given money to.
(Now, is it possible that the likes of Greg Abbott want to take us back to pre-Roe days, per Perry? Yes, it is. Although none of them want to take the logical next step, per conservative Grade-A asshat Kevin Williamson, and arrest either women or doctors as murderers, let alone give them the death penalty.
As Perry notes, Williamson has made a career out of dickery that's just slightly less offensive than that of racialist Steve Sailer.)
Besides, whether on this issue or others, you can’t, won’t and don’t convert wingnuts by acting like them.
That doesn’t mean that liberals, per public radio, should act like Nice Polite Republicans. It means, on some issues, you still keep the mailed fist inside a velvet glove and on others, you never put it inside armor in the first place.
But, some women want even that — criminal convictions, at least for abortion providers, but not with death sentences — that doesn't mean they're self-hating.