open minds

By Diogenes (articles) | Jul 22, 2005

Hanna Rosin gives a fair shake to nominee John Roberts's wife in the Washington Post (thanks to Amy).

In 1995 Jane Sullivan walked into the tiny downtown office of Feminists for Life, a group she'd heard about from a friend. Serrin Foster was staffing the front desk and explained to her what they were about: The group was a kind of updated antiabortion group that concentrated more on "prevention than rhetoric." It was started in the '70s by some "hippie anti-nuke, anti-death penalty activists," including two women who had been kicked out of a National Organization for Women meeting for saying they were antiabortion.

Just curious: how many pro-life women have been kicked out of Operation Rescue or the American Life League for saying they were anti-nuke or anti-death penalty?

All of us drooling, cross-eyed, crotch-scratching pro-lifers who move our lips when we read will appreciate the magnanimity of the following concession:

"In her politics and her faith she has an enviable clarity, and she always has," says Tina Kearns, a fellow partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. "But she is not a pro-life caricature. She would be more defined by how highly intelligent she is and how interested she is in other views."

Quite.

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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