My schoolmate Caleb Jones has written up a conversation he had with a Planned Parenthood volunteer that is earning him predictable applause on Facebook for his brave truth-telling. I think he did a good thing by at least trying, however unsuccessfully, to engage with someone on the “other side” of the issue. But [...]
Are back-alley abortions coming back to America? In her latest column, Michelle Goldberg points to several examples of women who faced prosecution for inducing their own abortions. One particularly difficult story involved a 17-year-old Utah girl whose impregnator is now facing charges of child pornography. She did not have transportation to the abortion [...]
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the anti-abortion group Live Action and their undercover video stings at Planned Parenthood clinics. I was critical; I don’t think the videos show what Live Action claims they show, and they are spinning the circumstances to appear way more sinister than they actually were. Now, the group [...]
Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell has just been indicted on eight counts of murder—and just one page of the grand jury report should reshape the abortion debate. The 281-page report describes severed baby feet in plastic containers, a clinic stained with cat urine and blood, unlicensed employees administering dangerous medications, and sedated [...]
I’ve written before about abortion compromise, the idea that anti-abortion and pro-choice sides should come together on reducing abortions. Now, Will Saletan, in my opinion the leading writer treating abortion with both moral concern and pragmatism, has written a dispatch from a Princeton University conference on “life and choice” that [...]
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