Wednesday, May 29, 2013

News Roundup

Obituary: Dr. Henry Morgentaler, one of the leading supporters of legalized abortion in Canada, has died at the age of 90:

Dr. Morgentaler, a Polish-born socialist who survived Nazi death camps at Auschwitz and Dachau and emigrated to Canada after World War II, basically founded the Canadian abortion-rights movement in the late 1960s. Over the years he opened abortion clinics in major cities across the country, trained hundreds of doctors to perform abortions and said that he personally performed tens of thousands of them.

He was threatened with death, attacked with garden shears, roughed up by a mob, caricatured as a baby butcher, splashed with ketchup and accused of fomenting violence. He escaped injury when one of his clinics was firebombed. After several abortion doctors were shot, he began wearing bulletproof vests and installed bulletproof windows at home.

From his perspective, anti-abortion laws violated a woman’s right to control her body and imposed untold suffering on unwanted children to assuage the sensibilities of religious moralists, and he refused to shut up or be discreet.

Women typically don't have a choice about being the primary or sole breadwinners, traditional propaganda be damned.

Single mothers are also less likely to have a college degree, tend to be younger and are more likely to be black or Hispanic, whereas the married moms tend to be older, disproportionally white and college educated.

Can you say "racism" for a lot of the disapproval?

I seriously doubt that 80k a year for women who outearn husbands will hold, since wages and salaries are going down further, and unemployment remains scandalously high.

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