Yes, I finished the Deathly Hollows today and I greatly enjoyed it. So hopefully it’s back to normal posting from now on. Speaking of which – check out Colleen Carroll Campbell’s column in the St. Louis Post on the new breed of feminists:
For decades, the feminist establishment has declared the question a no-brainer. The right to abortion is the premier women’s right, feminist leaders argue, so support for unfettered abortion access is the litmus test for concern for women. And restrictions on abortion or abortion providers — such as the new provision in Missouri law that holds abortion clinics to the same health and safety standards as other outpatient surgical centers — are, by definition, anti-woman.
This simplistic logic permeates much press coverage of abortion. The terms “women’s rights” and “abortion rights” are used interchangeably. Pro-choice politicians are presumed to have a lock on the women’s vote. And pro-lifers are depicted as fanatical about babies but indifferent to their mothers.
Like most conventional wisdom, these assumptions have grown stale. The claim that pro-choice advocates have a corner on compassion is belied by the reality of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers that offer women food, shelter, clothing and emotional support. These centers, for which state support was solidified under the new law, serve women abandoned by a society that considers pregnancy a woman’s choice — and a woman’s problem.