Boston Globe columnist Joan Vennochi can't understand why NARAL ever approved the infamous TV ad.
The tone was all wrong, displaying ignorance and arrogance about the public's current feelings about abortion.Well, yes. Also it was completely dishonest. Some people thought was more than a matter of "tone."
The Vennochi column is worth reading, if only because it illustrates the plight of the "pro-choice" pundit at a time when loyalty to the cause entails more and more willingness to abandon reason. Her fellow Globe columnist Derrick Jackson takes the required leap without a strain, railing against the "religious fanatics" who vote for Republicans. But Vennochi, a bit more tightly tethered to rational discourse, finds herself unable to say anything nasty about pro-lifers except that they shouldn't make common cause with rap musicians who glorify "unprotected" premarital sex.
Fair enough; I'm ready to make that deal.
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Posted by: sparch -
Aug. 16, 2005 10:40 PM ET USA
So the "antiabortion" people "altered public opinion". Really. And when did this wave of mind-washering flow across the media in the last few years. This is what the women's movement did in the early seventies, changing the outcome of abortion surveys to project their stance in support for their cause.
Posted by: Gino -
Aug. 16, 2005 8:59 PM ET USA
Truly pathetic; aren"t they?