Tag Archives: Abortion

The Politics of Progressive Justice

If you were once an incarcerated felon, you would have qualified for free admission to a recent event in Portland, Ore., featuring progressive Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala. If you were the victim of a felon, you would have paid $10 to $40. How’s that for progressive? Put a smile on it. This is Portland. Liberal […]

Political Hands Rock the Cradle

Life begins with somebody getting screwed. Sounds cynical, but that’s how it is. Who’s getting screwed by President Donald Trump’s decision to end federal funding to organizations that provide abortions? Women and children – and, yes, some men. It’s ironic that Trump’s signature on a law targeting Planned Parenthood funding came in April, which happens […]

Lunatic of the Year

Not to offend Wayne LaPierre’s friends over at the American Psychiatric Association, but this country gets a little more psychotic every year. It isn’t just the economy that’s headed for a cliff, so is our grasp on reality. Consider Sarah Brady, the NRA leadership and Sen. Lindsey Graham. Until John Hinckley came along, Sarah Brady […]

This Will Never Stop

The 17-year-old girl was in labor when she arrived at the emergency room, strapped into a wheelchair because her physical and mental disabilities made it difficult for her to sit upright. She could not speak. Hospital staff remembered her from two years earlier – when she had given birth the first time. “This is the […]

The Smug Life: Having It All

Only in America would a woman with a husband, two children and her dream job at the State Department (with a back-up position as a tenured Princeton professor) complain that she can’t have it all. And only in America would the media gather around and commiserate. In the current issue of The Atlantic, Anne-Marie Slaughter, […]

The NRA vs. Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood needs a shot of testosterone, and I know just where they can get it: the National Rifle Association. For more than three decades abortion foes have whittled away at women’s reproductive rights while abortion supporters have compromised. Just earlier this month, House Republicans and 16 Democrats passed a bill that would limit abortions […]

Boehner’s Lust for Life

His mama was Catholic, and his daddy was horny. So it’s not surprising that John Boehner grew up in a family of 13 kids in a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home. But that’s not why he is moved to tears when he talks about the sanctity of life. It could have been worse. He could have grown […]