July 22, 2004

The big A

Ehrenreich on abortion, `defective' pregnancies, and how we try to avoid talking about it openly, letting abortion rights slowly erode.

Choice can be easy, as it was in my case, or truly agonizing. But assuming the fetal position is not an appropriate response. Sartre called this "bad faith," meaning something worse than duplicity: a fundamental denial of freedom and the responsibility that it entails. Time to take your thumbs out of your mouths, ladies, and speak up for your rights. The freedoms that we exercise but do not acknowledge are easily taken away.

1 comment:

MosBen said...

Like all liberals, I think that, along with gay marriage, abortion should be required for everyone.