If I may be forgiven for adding a grisly detail to today’s already grisly discussion of abortion, one more thing about that wire hanger: I am aware of only one documented case of a hanger’s being used in a self-induced abortion. It did not happen during the pre-Roe era but during the era of legal abortion, just a few years ago, in fact. Clinical but nonetheless horrifying details here.
To understand the American gun-control debate, you have to understand the fundamentally different starting positions of the two sides. Among conservatives, there is the broad belief that the right to own a weapon for self-defense is every bit as inherent and unalienable as the right to speak freely or practice ... Read More