December 17, 2007


Abortion Politics 2008 (Hadley Arkes, December 17, 2007, First Things)

here is in his campaign a sobering truth that cannot be evaded: The nomination and election of Rudy Giuliani would mark the end of the Republican party as the pro-life party in our politics. And that would be the case regardless of whether pro-lifers respond to his nomination by refusing to vote for Giuliani, forming a third party, or folding themselves into a coalition that succeeds in electing Giuliani.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 17, 2007 11:43 AM

I can't understand how any man could be pro-choice.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at December 17, 2007 12:55 PM

Let me suggest an answer, Robert: If the "man" in question wants to get it on with as many women as he can, without the risk that he might actually incur the obligations of fatherhood. In other words, if he finished puberty but never grew up.

Posted by: Mike Morley at December 17, 2007 1:34 PM

And of course, Hadley Arkes never once thinks that the vast majority of the momentum the Pro-Life movement has had comes from good-old-fashioned street protest and (yes, OJ) Puritan shaming. That's such low-born behavior, isn't it Hadley?

Even if we prolifers were to go in the unlikely direction of abandoning the GOP, methinks Brandi Swindell and her cohorts can get along just fine.

Posted by: Brad S at December 17, 2007 2:25 PM

That's just it Mr. Morley. Being pro-choice doesn't get rid if the risk if you are a man. If anything, it makes it greater. Children have gone from a partnership to "Heads she wins, Tails he loses". And with the pro-choice movement's destruction of Marriage we(the men) went from possibly being cads to risking debtor's prison. I just don't see any gain for a man....

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at December 17, 2007 4:00 PM

Naturally, all men should be pro-abortion, since it absolves them of any responsibility to women or children. But men are, uniquely, moral creatures.

Posted by: oj at December 17, 2007 8:16 PM

Under our system of abortion, the men lose any rights to women or children and cannot escape the responsibility. It has brought back Debtor's prisons and Slavery. I don't see how any man could be deluded enough to think it made his rutting safer.

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at December 17, 2007 11:53 PM

Which is why under liberal and libertarian theory they should want the kids dead.

Posted by: oj at December 18, 2007 7:05 AM