On this episode, Jay is going Eric Carmen style, all by himself. Bad Movie Night gets explained, Streets of Fire comes up (not for the last time), and midi-chlorians are identified as the bane of the Star Wars universe. On a more serious note, segment two evaluates the [...]
The New York Times recently published an opinion essay from Mary Zigler, Florida State University law professor and author of “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present" titled, “Anti-Abortion Groups Once Portrayed Women as Victims. That’s Changing.” Ziegler claims that opponents of legal abortion have gravitated away from offering legislation grounded in arguments framing women as additional victims of abortion.
Emailed question: Think about the life that a baby will most likely lead if born to a mother who was forced to carry the child to term because abortion was illegal. This mother wanted to kill the child, so isn't there a high likelihood that the unwanted child will suffer neglect and abuse at the hands of [...]
Is the RU-486 method of abortion any less cruel or "humane" than other forms of Abortion? Has abortion become safer and safer for women, undermining the point that abortion is dangerous? If abortion becomes increasingly private and less open to the charges of being gruesome and ugly, do these claims hold up to scrutiny? Does Jessica Valenti misunderstand or misrepresent the pro-life position?