An article in today’s L.A. Times described the large pro-choice rally that took place in Washington over the weekend. The link is here, though I warn you, here be popups galore. You may also have to register to see it, but it’s free for a few days. The headline of the article is
Abortion Rights Marchers Decry Global Setbacks
but I can’t think of any “setbacks” anywhere but in the U.S. Before going any farther, I am pro-choice, and I’m aware of the partial birth abortion ban that was enacted in this country recently. Many pro-choice advocates consider that a major setback, using a thin-edge-of-the-wedge argument. I don’t agree with that, not considering such a late-term abortion to be the type of procedure that was meant to be covered by Roe v. Wade. On the other hand, I realize that R.v.W. is in a somewhat precarious position should Bush be reelected, and existing liberal justices retire over the next few years.
And the article wasn’t much help. I really can’t find any relevant passages to quote. What am I missing? Aside from places like Iraq, which may soon find itself living under a theocracy, where is there the prospect of a retrenchment in abortion rights?