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Old 06-26-2009, 10:52 AM
mmacklem mmacklem is offline
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Default Re: Two Men, No Uteruses (Steven Waldman & William Saletan)

Originally Posted by Me&theboys View Post
Does anyone really care what these two men have to say about abortion? I can't imagine why. I'd be interested in what abortion service providers have to say. And what women who have had abortions have to say. And what women who have been prevented from having abortions have to say. And what women who have undergone back alley abortions have to say. And what doctors who treat the latter have to say. And what people who deal with unwanted, abandoned, abused, or neglected children have to say. And what women with 6 children and a 5th grade education and a patriarchal &%$@! of a husband have to say. And what men whose wives/girlfriends have had abortions have to say. But these two? Why?
Presumably because they've written books and articles which have involved them talking at length to many people like those you describe. And ebcause having written on this topic, they are the destination for letters and emails from many people who have experiences like those you describe and who wish to share them with somebody. That would be my assumption.

If they have nothing interesting to say, then their ideas are certainly worth writing off. But writing them off entirely at the outset is not an interesting thought or rebuttal.
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