Monday, May 14, 2007

Suffer the Little Children -- Using Abortion to Target Disabled Kids
by Laura Echevarria
May 13, 2007 Note: Laura Echevarria is the former Director of Media Relations and a spokesperson for the National Right to Life Committee and has been a radio announcer, freelance writer active in local politics. She is a new opinion columnist for

Last Sunday, the LA Times ran what can only be described as a chilling opinion piece by Dan Neil called "The Abortion Debate Brought Home." Neil writes the “800 words” column for West magazine, a publication of the LA Times.

He opens his piece with a sentence that is cavalier, if not bordering on flippant: "My wife and I just had an abortion. Two, actually." The reader immediately knows this is not likely going to be a mea culpa.

Neil describes himself and his wife as “pro-choice,” but writes that they “never expected to actually confront the Choice. . . .And yet there I was, holding [my wife’s] hand, watching the ultrasound as a needle with potassium chloride found its mark, stopping the heart of one male fetus, then the other, hidden in my wife’s suffering belly.”
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