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Full Disclosure or Burdensome Restriction?

A reader sends along this link to a WaPo story on state regulation of abortion and comments:

In the print edition, this was on the front page of the Post, below
the fold.  What I find most amazing about it is what I would almost call
the innocence of the reporter.  She seems utterly unaware of the
inconsistencies between the rhetoric of her clearly pro-choice position and
the actual substance of the laws reported.  Women deserve full
disclosure for (say)breast implants, but not for abortion; programs that support
the choice of adoption are "restrictive;" etc.

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Mary Kay

posted August 31, 2005 at 4:42 am

It has long amazed me that those who are claim to be so concerned about women seem to forget about informed consent when it comes to abortion. Also the inconsistency of “health care” but resist accountability (ie reporting the number of abortions) that is standard for health providers.

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Gerard E.

posted August 31, 2005 at 7:47 am

Many inconsistencies revealed among the pro-aborts this summer. The La’Toyia Figueroa murder case here in Philly exemplfies this and more. Ms. Figueroa, of course, was the young Hispanic woman, seven months pregnant with her second child, who disappeared July 18. The baby’s biological father was caught a week and a half ago, trying to transport her body from the Chester, PA site where he buried her. Much roiling among local pro-aborts because this punk confessed to the murders- plural, not singular- and faces the double wrath of the law as a result. Not to mention the attention a liberal blogger gave to the case- that the national MSM will devote weeks and weeks to missing middle-class Caucasian women, but not a woman of color from the inner city. But that’s a separate issue……

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posted August 31, 2005 at 12:22 pm

I found out too late that Ceci Connolly, the WaPo reporter for this story, was on the Diane Reems (sp?) show on NPR this morning, along with Kate Michelman and some pro-lifer (male, natch). In our area the show will be rebroadcast this evening, though of course without any new calls.

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Sandra Miesel

posted August 31, 2005 at 2:28 pm

Wasn’t it Justice Blackmun who said that if accurate medical information would disuade a woman from having an abortion, then she must not be told.

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