February 13, 2004

Who's making our choices on choice?

I know that this is a few months old, but it still really gets me angry. A few months ago, President Bush signed into law one of the worst assaults on a woman’s right to choose in recent memory: the ban on late-term abortion. As is typical for one of Bush’s photo ops, he was surrounded by the usual chorus of dark-suited legislative yes-men. But in this case, I noticed something really frightening about the photo. Bush and his cronies (Hyde, Santorum, Orrin Hatch, and of course Tom Delay) are all smiles as yet another right is stripped away by an oppressive government. The scary thing is this: They were all middle-aged, white, and male. So who really is making our choices? -- Katie Stein

February 13, 2004 in Women’s Issues | Permalink | Comments (3)