Friday, February 03, 2006

For Pro-Life Bloggers, a New Hubris

In the first place, let's get this straight, once and for all.

These people are not pro-life, if they are for the death penalty and support wars of aggression. They are anti-abortion, or as we like to call them, pro-fetus; cause they sure don't give a damn what kind of life the newborn has to look forward to, not unless the parents of the newborn are card carrying members of the 700 club.

I don't know anyone who is anti-life, except maybe murderous sociopaths and world leaders who enjoy turning the countries of others into killing fields for their own hidden, or not so hidden, agendas.

The term pro-life is really useless. Let's not use it anymore.

Before and after the annual March for Life on January 23, the capitol was host to a dizzying array of receptions and conferences, masses and youth summits and strategy sessions--an ingathering of the pro-life tribe. Father Frank Pavone, of Priests for Life, was making the rounds, playing the role of movement granddad. But there were newcomers, too: The women of Silent No More, who have been on the road for the past four years regretting their abortions, were a popular draw, as were the directors of A Distant Thunder, a "supernatural courtroom drama" that they promise will blow the lid off "partial-birth abortion," and the ubiquitous brother of Terri Schiavo. This reporter found herself in a conference room at the Family Research Council on G Street at the first-ever convention of antiabortion cyberati, Blogs for Life.

It seems that while the rest of us were quixotically forwarding our Filibuster Alito action alerts and speed-dialing quivering prochoice senators, the antiabortion set had already moved on. "We're entering into a whole new policy era," Family Research Council vice president Charmaine Yoest told those assembled. "It's what I call 'post-Roe America.' " Read On


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