September 26, 2005

I agree

with Jesse. This makes me happy.

One of my favourite bits:

So, in other words, women who procure abortions are committing first-degree murder—but should not be punished. (Enshrining this principle into criminal law would certainly have interesting consequences; if you want somebody killed, just pay somebody to do it, and as far as you're concerned it’s all nice and legal.) There are two possible explanations for this bizarre combination of policies. The first—which is the reason that abortion laws passed in the 19th century (including the Texas law struck down in Roe) applied only to doctors—is that Republicans do not consider women to be responsible rights-bearing subjects (unlike, say, the first-trimester fetus that inhabits a woman’s body.)


Noumena said...

Per my standards of relevance, I'm just going to pass over your first four paragraphs.

According to the Republican Party's platform, they want the 14th Amendment to cover developing foetuses. Now, not being a lawyer, I couldn't say for sure, but it doesn't seem like conspiring to destroy what is legally a full citizen can really be called 'manslaughter'. Refusing to do so is either a display of cognitive dissonance, a disgusting utilitarian 'pragmatism', or, as it appears to be with you, both.

Noumena said...

Nonono, you're supposed to dismiss feminists by calling us 'shrill' before running away.

MosBen said...

Well, realistically we don't get much posting because we don't get lots of traffic. Good buddy Drew's blog is around three times larger than we are and he gets marginally more comments. I mean, just checking The Dawn Patrol, she usually gets a small handful of comments per post with occassionally large discussions. On the other hand she get's about 20X the traffic that we get and has been around about twice as long.

Anyway, I truly hope Colleen doesn't leave. I usually don't agree with her, and occassionally things she said riled me up a bit, but I certainly found her posts read-worthy.