“Can it be that women know something very deep inside, even deeper than fear and shame? Can it be that women know it is their responsibility to decide when to bring new life into this world? Women are not the enemies of our children–even those we decide not to bring into the world.”
– Quoted in “Good Women have Abortions,” which appeared on the pro-abortion sitewww.rhrealitycheck.org/node/21883.
I readily concede the obvious—that I am not the target audience for stories at rhrealitycheck.org—at the same time I’ve been reluctant to grant what has become more and more apparent: I am dumbfounded by many of the arguments made in defense of abortion.
We are told that the author, Beverly McPhail, “is a long time feminist and writer and academic.” More interesting in light of this curious piece is we are also informed that she “was recently credited in a Salon article by Irin Carmon for being the first published piece to make the claim that these new mandatory sonogram laws constitute rape by the state.”