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Reader’s comment: The Left’s abortion fetish

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In response to Philippa Taylor: One every three minutes – abortion as contraception, Owen_Morgan wrote:

Coincidentally, yesterday United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his impending retirement. Feminists and the American Left immediately responded with predictions about abortion bans. Justice Kennedy, 81, was sworn at, very widely, and effectively told that he had no right to retire until a Democrat-dominated Senate would be once again in position to confirm a Left-leaning Justice to replace him. The way abortion became the instant idée fixe of the Left, in the aftermath of Justice Kennedy’s announcement, was pretty bizarre, but the less so because the self-styled feminist Left has obsessed about abortion for so long.

Indeed, the concept of ‘women’s rights’ has been pretty well rendered down into a fetishistic worship of abortion on demand, with periodic gripes about ‘glass ceilings’ stirred in from time to time to add a tiny hint of variety. One Mary Elizabeth Williams, a writer of sorts, produced this gem on Twitter yesterday: ‘My mother couldn’t get a legal abortion and I can’t ******* believe I have to worry my daughters won’t be able to either.’

How unhinged does somebody have to be to wish that her mother had had an abortion and that her potential grandchildren will never see the light of day because – you know – killing babies is much more enlightened?

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