Saturday, November 7, 2009


The guys (and I use the word advisedly) over at The Corner are squabbling about an apparent conflict between two of what they call “conservative values”: being anti-abortion and being pro-family. This strikes me as the stupidest argument I’ve seen in a long time. I am not anti-abortion across the board but I simply don’t see how anyone can believe that abortion is a good thing because it reduces the number of single-parent families.

Thank goodness for sensible women. Kathryn Jean Lopez’ response to all this is:

There's no conflict. If you want to assume humans have no reason and can't be encouraged to exercise sexual discipline for the sake of self-respect, if nothing else — which I do not — there is another a word that avoids the "abort or be a single-mother" distraction equation: adoption.

That's not always an easy solution. But it actually is one that avoids ending a human life.

Amen, sister.

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