There has been much talk about "Is there such a thing as "Post-Abortion Syndrome?" the cover story for the NYTimes Magazine today which is really a smear of post-abortive women and their suffering. Yes liberals have finally found a psychological syndrome that they say doesn’t exist.
The writer of the article Emily Bazelon, is a contributing editor of Legal Affairs, senior editor of Slate magazine, has written for Mother Jones, and featured by NPR.
Dawn Eden tipped me off about about Emily Bazelon advocacy and background.
Here is just a selection of some of the articles she has written in regards to abortion.
Suffragette City A unfavorable look at Feminists for Life which over and over again quotes Frances Kissling, president of Catholics for a Free Choice.
She is also s the granddaughter of pro-abortion judge David L. Bazelon and a relative of Betty Friedan (her grandmother was Betty’s cousin). She has wrote favorably of Betty Friedan who wrote the Feminine Mystique and was one of the founders of NARAL.
Now the NYT containing an extremely biased articles is not exactly news but their having her write an article on this subject is like asking Rep. Tom Tancredo to write a balanced article on the border fence.
Amy Welborn looked at the same article the other day and had some excellent critiques of the article and its obvious bias. She ended saying:
I must be getting old. I remember a time when it was all about "listening to women’s stories."
I guess that day is over.
At least when the stories don’t have the ending you want.
Annie at the After Abortion blog has some good advice of what we can do to help post-abortive women and that there is in fact healing available – regardless of what the NYT says.