04 June 2009

Terrorism on the American Right

The murder of Dr. George Tiller, a physician who was willing to insure that the legal right of women to abortion is not simply lip service, is not a tragedy. It is a crime. It is a crime sustained by right wing theocratic ideology. And it is a reflection of an extreme asymmetry in American politics. In the "debate over abortion, as Katha Pollitt succinctly notes: "Only one side wants to force women to live by its so-called morality, and only one side murders and bombs to make its point. Only one side has a terrorist wing." Just so.



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