Thursday, March 24, 2005
I'm amazed that all good forces seem impotent in this Schiavo affair. This isn't a hard case, by any stretch. And her dh is incapable of eliciting any real sympathy from anyone. Yet here we are. Today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story about how it's not so bad to starve to death, after all (www.post-gazette.com/pg/05083/476836.stm). How could a satirist even begin to treat this material? Can it really be just what the sound-byte feminists say it is -- all about abortion? Is abortion-on-demand the fundamental value from which we derive all other policy and principle?