Women and Children First

A Federal judge in Austin (Lee Yeakel--or is it yokel) has struck down provisions in Texas' new abortion law requiring abortionists to have hospital privileges within 30 miles of their murder site.  Right-to-lifers are angry, but, really, the judge has a point:  Why should we care about the life and health of these latter-day Medeas who kill their babies?  A more even-handed approach would permit women to have abortions only if they themselves submitted to a retroactive abortion.  After all, euthanasia is the most rational response to the massive abuse of the healthcare system that Obamacare will only increase.  Let us give the devils their due: Feminists are way out in front of the leftist pack in turning  genocide from mere hope into  grim reality.

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming

Thomas Fleming is the former editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He is the author of The Politics of Human Nature, Montenegro: The Divided Land, and The Morality of Everyday Life, named Editors' Choice in philosophy by Booklist in 2005. He is the coauthor of The Conservative Movement and the editor of Immigration and the American Identity. He holds a Ph.D. in classics from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Rockford Institute, he taught classics at the University of Miami of Ohio, served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Education, and was headmaster at the Archibald Rutledge Academy. He has been published in, among others, The Spectator (London), Independent on Sunday (London), Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, National Review, Classical Journal, Telos, and Modern Age. He and his wife, Gail, have four children and four grandchildren.

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