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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

These are not the abortion providers we're looking for

At The American Catholic (which should probably be named Eighteen American Catholics, but what are you gonna do?), Blackadder quotes William Saletan writing about the Preventing Unintended Pregnancies, Reducing the Need for Abortion, and Supporting Parents Act -- and calling such a name Orwellian is like naming a disease after the doctor famed for diagnosing it; Minitrue would never have produced such gobbledegook.

But back to Blackadder:
Saletan's naivete regarding the abortion lobby's support for the bill is almost touching:
The National Abortion Federation, a "professional association of abortion providers," issued a supportive statement even though the legislation explicitly aims to shrink the abortion market. Try getting any other medical lobby to bless a bill targeted at its livelihood. That's real courage.
And, in other news, Ruminants for Change spokesman B. Rabbit was quoted as saying, "Whatever you do, don't throw us in the briar patch!"