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reaching common ground

By Diogenes (articles ) | May 24, 2005

The National Abortion Rights Action League's Ask Genny column answers highly realistic-sounding questions from highly realistic-sounding teen inquirers.

How can I help reach common ground with anti-choice groups??

Dear Genny:

Was psyched to get the alert about the open letter that NARAL Pro-Choice America issued to anti-choice groups asking that we work together to prevent unintended pregnancy. And I read the Time piece in support of NARAL's work by Andrew Sullivan -- it was really cool hearing an anti-choice person sound reasonable on the topic of reducing the need for abortion. So what can I do to keep this campaign going where I live?

-- Open to Discussion

Let me take Genny's place for the nonce and tender a response:

Dear Open:

Andrew Sullivan's proven techniques for "reducing the need for abortion" guarantee that none of his daughters will succumb to the anti-choice temptation. May I suggest you network with them?

-- Uncle D

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  • Posted by: - May. 24, 2005 10:37 PM ET USA

    This little tidbit from Sullivan's article about sodomy is all too pertinent: The first and most influential polemic against it was the hermit monk Peter Damian's "Book of Gomorrah." Damian's main concern was that Sodomy was a clerical vice, and that its ubiquity among priests threatened the integrity of the Church.

  • Posted by: - May. 24, 2005 1:47 PM ET USA

    As with abstinence, sodomy will not admit of conception every time. Visceral recoil from homosexuality is an intrinsically natural response by any species concerned with self-preservation and survival. The same can be said of abortion, but, of course, hardly ever is. Sullivan long ago subordinated his obvious intellect to his unnatural desires. He, too, should leave no progeny.

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