Matt Yglesias links to this piece in TNR debunking the false hysteria promoted by the rhetoric of the pro-choice crowd. I understand that they must use this sort of nonsense to whip up their base, but it is really unappealing to the vast majority of voters. You think they would have learned this by now. I am pro-choice (within reason), but I have little sympathy or patience with the rabid abortion-at-all-costs that gets all the press. They make my head hurt as much as the Falwell’s and the Robertson’s. Every time Al Gore got up on the podium during the last election and said in his drawn out faux-good-old-boy accent “The right for women to choose is in deep peril,” I just wanted to smack him in the face. I am assuming I am not alone.
Matt closes with this remark:
At any rate, you won’t see me supporting pro-life Supreme Court nominees.
That is fine- everyone has their issues and their reasons. But can we stop the lying and the hysteria (and Matt agrees with the article, so I am not insinuating or implying he is lying, so don’t go flaming him)?
*** Update ***
Yglesias has updated his comments and I don’t know if initially interpreted him in the manner I should have. To hell with it. Go read the TNR article.