Apr 15 2010
A reader sent the link to this McGill piece. The author is against graphic images–fine, some of the women on this team are, too. He’s also against the rather soft-spoken women of Silent No More, standing with images that say “I regret my abortion.”
Fohl’s professed love for dialogue is bizarre, since for a brief period this year, it seemed that Choose Life’s tactics had destroyed any hope of a meaningful discussion of reproductive rights on campus. When you confront a woman with a sign reading, “I regret my abortion,” for instance, you cannot expect students to eagerly engage in dialogue.
One is left with the distinct impression that the author wants women–only pro-life women, though–to go and “dialogue” in a dark closet somewhere, by themselves. Talk about a wimp. If you can’t handle a gentle woman holding a sign, you’ve got a problem and should probably get some help. Just by the by, this is precisely the sort of person I warn women against dating: in a crisis pregnancy he’ll smile and nod and say–it’s your choice, honey. (Now I’m gonna get a beer and watch the playoffs.)