Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Doing the pro-choice movement a favor

I'm not going to hold the newly-disclosed views of Richard Nixon against the pro-choice movement as a whole:

Nixon worried that greater access to abortions would foster “permissiveness,” and said that “it breaks the family.” But he also saw a need for abortion in some cases — like interracial pregnancies, he said.

“There are times when an abortion is necessary. I know that. When you have a black and a white,” he told an aide, before adding, “Or a rape.”

Nixon was just a politician, after all, and a Republican, at that--it's not like he was the founder of Planned Parenthood, or anything.


Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Brief pro-life thoughts on the Tiller murder

From a moral perspective, it was an outrage.

From a public relations perspective, it was a disaster.

From a movement perspective, it was counterproductive, at best.

From a historical perspective, John Brown wasn't all that successful, either.

From any perspective, it was a travesty.