The Corner

Flying Mad

Erica Jong:

The contempt for women and for medicine that underlies the Christian right’s attack on choice is as shocking as it is invisible. The right has been absolutely brilliant in cloaking an indifference to women’s health in language that seems to affirm life.

Please tell me how the Women Deserve Better movement show contempt for women.

More Jong:

The partial-birth abortion ban strips away this right and returns us to the antique notion of woman as womb. If a woman is defined basically as her reproductive organs, her right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is secondary to the rights of her foetus. It is this principle that the partial birth abortion ban seeks to establish.

Partial-birth abortion? That’s this she is talking about.