The almost universally loathesome Frances Kissling, formerly of Catholics for a Free Choice, now Associate Barnacle for Democide at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, has actually managed to shock me.
In an article in the WashPost today, she...
admits her side is terribly wrong.
She admits that the pro aborts are losing the argument.
She admits that the younger generation is more and more strongly pro life.
She admits that scientific advance has proved what prolifers have been saying since 1973: that the 'trimester' scheme is bullshit and that the extermination of the unborn is indefensible--
--SO indefensible that she calls on the prochoice movement to concede on restrictions on later term abortions, less the whole structure be banned.
As as an abolitionist absolutist, I must say that I am utterly delighted by what I read here. Normally I would not pollute our discourse with a lengthy discussion of rantings from this criminal-against-humanity but this is too, too, too important to miss.
Over the course of the last 20 years there have been three major defections from abortuary orthodoxy: Naomi Wolf's admission in 1995 that abortion is deliberate killing of a person; Norma McCorvey's defection to the prolife movement in 1997, and... this.
And Ms. Quisling just blinked.
(PS. Let me note that one of the reasons why the next generation is prolife is that the prochoicers are the ones aborting themselves off. The article is called "The Empty Cradle Will Rock" by Larry Eastland and is probably THE single most important article run in the history of the Wall Street Journal. And it is the other reason why abortion will be abolished in the United States in our lifetime.)