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March 8, 2005

An abortion ban the left can support?

I have remarked before that the Democratic Party is "a coalition of innumerable special interests whose goals often conflict with one another." It turns out that abortion is one such area.

One of the most powerful constituencies of the left, the feminists, has promoted the philosophy that the right to abortion on demand, for any reason, shall not be infringed. Ever.

But wait! There's another constituency on the left that is steadily growing in influence -- homosexuals. Many in this group insist that homosexuality is genetically determined. If this is true, then a predisposition toward homosexuality could be revealed through genetic screening of preborn children. This, they fear, would lead to the abortion of many of these babies.

Although no such gene has yet been discovered, homosexual activists want to be ready. In Maine, the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians is supporting a bill banning the abortion of unborn children who are somehow determined to be "gay".

I am very curious to know how NARAL, Planned Parenthood, NOW, and other organizations that have never wavered from their commitment to unrestricted abortion, but which in some cases have also championed the cause of "sexual minorities", will react to this proposed ban.


dadahead said...

I doubt most gays will support this law. Note that it is an explicitly anti-abortion gay group that is promoting it.

dadahead said...

Incidentally, I noticed that your blog has some weirdness going on with regard to line spacing (sometimes double, sometimes single). I assume this is not intentional on your part, because I had exactly the same problem on my blog. I emailed blogger about it and they just fixed it, so if it bothers you you might try that.

Tim said...

Thanks for the pointer on the spacing. I suspect that at least some of the fault is mine, since I often cut and paste text directly into the WYSIWYG editor. It's heartening, though, to have a legitimate reason to blame Blogger. :-)