Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Slate Stupids

I don't know if Slate just hires stupid people, or if working at Slate somehow makes you stupid (perhaps whatever Kaus has is infectious), but either way for years Lord "YOU MUST ADMIT ABORTION IS ICKY!" Saletan has been marveling at himself in the mirror for his brilliant idea that if only the pro-choice movement would push contraception as a means for reducing abortion then they could find common cause with anti-choicers. Everyone from yours truly to Katha Pollitt to, well, basically every sentient human has tried to explain to him, very slowly, that the pro-choice movement has always pushed contraception and that the anti-choice movement (not all anti-choicers, but the movement) isn't just anti-abortion but anti-sex and anti-contraception. It seems like the sweet light of understanding is beginning to penetrate, just a little, the Slate Helmet of Confusion which protects his brain from inconvenient facts which contradict his stupidity.

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