November 30, 2009

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WANTING THE POWER TO KILL...:

In Support of Abortion, It’s Personal vs. Political (SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, November 28, 2009, NY Times)

It has been nearly 37 years since Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established a right to abortion, and in that time, an entire generation — including Mr. Obama, who was 11 when Roe was decided — has grown up without memories like those Ms. Slaughter says are “seared into my mind.” The result is a generational divide — not because younger women are any less supportive of abortion rights than their elders, but because their frame of reference is different.

“Here is a generation that has never known a time when abortion has been illegal,” said Anna Greenberg, a Democratic pollster who studies attitudes toward abortion. “For many of them, the daily experience is: It’s legal and if you really need one you can probably figure out how to get one. So when we send out e-mail alerts saying, ‘Oh my God, write to your senator,’ it’s hard for young people to have that same sense of urgency.”


...and having been a potential victim.

A generation of women who recognize themselves as being powerful don't need the power to kill in order to prove it to themselves.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at November 30, 2009 6:40 AM
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