Don’t get me wrong, I like Margaret Wente, and one bad column isn’t going to change that.
But the biggest problem in the so-called “war on reproductive rights” is not Republicans but the media.
There’s some of this column I agree with. There’s a lot I disagree with. But in areas where I haven’t followed closely, or am not sure, you can be sure I’m not trusting Margaret Wente or most any other mainstream media source.
Why? Because Wente clearly thinks that abortion is part of “women’s rights.” For starters, any journalist can and should ask what “reproductive rights” are. And why they include abortion. But no journalist ever does that, because most of them drank the Kool-Aid.
Who knows whether these laws Wente mentions are sound or not. I’m likely to say no, but that would be because my approach to the life issue is more grassroots/cultural.
But any media commentator who shows such disrespect for the idea that abortion is not part of women’s rights, and who fails to note that more women than men are pro-life, or who fails to not only notice but respect the sizable proportion of pro-life women, particularly Republican women (as concerns this column) certainly isn’t going to get my trust for attempting to learn about the other issues.
Ah, Toronto, my hometown. Land where views contrary to those of the Toronto Life ed board make you a “knuckle dragger.” So glad I got out of Dodge. (And now I’m not sure I’ve used that phrase correctly, but it’s what came to mind, so I’ll leave it stand.)
Sad to see Margaret Wente present the standard liberal meme where typically she offers a fresh perspective.by