Columnist Ellen Goodman goes searching for "Abortion’s Elusive Middle Ground," and finds– now get ready for a shock– that the "moderate" position is the one she occupies.
On one side, to her right, you’ll find the "extremists" who oppose abortion. And on the other side? Well now here’s the funny thing: Goodman doesn’t identify the other extreme position. You might be tempted to think that she can’t find anyone far to her left because the territory to the left of her is so very sparsely occupied. But that can’t possibly be right, can it, because she’s in the middle; she’s just told us that. All very confusing.
I guess she would hold that King Solomon took a moderate position when he said he would cut the baby in half. Though I guess once again a moderate position does indeed cut the baby and half or other fractions under the cover of choice. She then goes on to talk about the appointment of Dr. Eric J. Keroack as the new head of the new head of the Office of Population Affairs.
His appointment has produced a furor that has yet to diminish.
Funny I detected applause not a furor at his appointment – but then again I am not a "moderate" on abortion whatever that may be. Funny how a moderate can only find a Planned Parenthood spokesman to quote in their articles.
It’s not an accident that one of the first bills in the Senate with a new Democratic majority was the Prevention First Act, a wide-ranging family planning initiative. Representative Louise Slaughter of New York will follow next week with a similar bill described in one mouthful as a "bipartisan, bicameral, pro choice, pro life innovative approach to reducing unintended pregnancies." Then Representatives Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Tim Ryan of Ohio , a pro choice-pro life duo, will reintroduce an omnibus family planning and support bill with the lumbering title, "The Reducing the Need for Abortions and Supporting Parents Act."
If only all politicians like Louise Slaughter had names to match their pro-abortion advocacy. Rep. Dice Emm and Sen. Sly Some. Once again the question is why do we have to reduce abortion if there is nothing wrong with it in the first place? If Ellen Goodman really thought abortion was not morally wrong then why care about unintended pregnancies if getting an abortion is like taking a Tylenol for a headache?
Not when the president has handed the deed for common ground to the Count of Oxytocin.
Her parting shot against the good Doctor goes way over my head. Oxytocin, as far as I know, is used to induce labor or with partial birth abortions. So exactly how does a pro-life doctor become the Count of it? I only wish he was because we could Count on him not to dispense in to induce labor for abortions.