Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pollitt: The Wrong Woman For The Job

Katha Politt (of The Nation) tells is as she sees it:

Here's the reality: Palin is a rightwing-christian anti-choice extremist who opposes abortion for any reason whasoever, except to save the life of the girl or woman. No exception even for rape, incest, or the health of the woman. No exception for a ten-year-old, a woman carrying a fetus with no chance of life, a woman on the edge of suicide... She wants to force over one million women and girls a year to give birth against their will and judgment.

She wants to use the magnificent freedom the women's movement has won for her at tremendous cost and struggle--the movement that won her the right to run those marathons and run Alaska -- to take away the freedom of every other woman in the country. (emphasis mine)


  1. When I saw your posting on finding the little dog I thought you must have felt empathy for the family that, you knew, were missing their family member but then you post this article?

    Even Obama tried to quote the Bible when he referenced “In as much as you have done it for the least of My brothers, you have done it unto Me.” Do you think God was speaking of the unborn when he said this? Is the smallest the "least"? The unborn are very small. You can hold a 3 month old baby in one palm of your hand. 12 weeks. Wow.

    Do you think they know who Doug Kmiec is at St Andrews?

  2. This isn't an easy deal for me, and if it's hard enough for me to wrap my head around it, I'm not about vote to make this decision for all the women in the Nation. Women are sacred; it's simply not my place.

    Apparently although Doug Kmiec doesn't agree that women can be trusted with their own medical decisions, and that the government can tell people who they should be able to make a lifetime committment to, he does think that a McCain/Palin presidency would be bad for America and is endorsing Obama.

    Interesting guy.

  3. An easy deal? No, it's very easy. You don't have to make a decision for all the women in the nation. You just have to make the decision for one child. Think how easy everything else is. Someone tries to grab your wife, you stop them. You see someone slap a child in Walmart, you confront them. Someone abandons a dog, you rescue it.

    All of those are easy but to stop someone from killing a baby isn't? I guess I'm confused