What an excellent article!
I must add, though, that as a pro-life FDR/Stevenson Democrat, I have often
felt marginalized, "disfellowshipped," and excommunicated by the Party I've
loved and worked so hard for, for well over 45 years.
Tommie, I must take issue with you on the subject of "Roe."
How long is the Democratic Party going to abandon good pro-union, anti-war,
pro-civil rights, pro-environment, liberal progressive Democrats like myself to
the right wing, where we are not comfortable, are not meant to be?
I walked precincts with my little daughters, made phone calls, licked
envelopes, babysat other people's children so they could walk
precincts, to elect people like George Brown, Jr. (remember him?) and other
good people. I worked my heart out for Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern and
many, many others. And all that work forgotten, when the Party decided the only
"choice" for Democrats is abortion.
Tommie, I don't know how many children you've carried, born and held in
your arms. Which of them are expendable?
How many desperate teens, women facing a crisis pregnancy have you
counseled? I've been a crisis pregnancy counselor for 34 years. I've worked with
young girls, young boys, men and women who have been through the abortion
experience. The pain, guilt, sadness, self-sabotage is unimaginable. There are
physical consequences of abortion, too.
I had a great mentor. She is best clinician and the wisest woman I've ever
known. She began her career by counseling death camp emigres to this Country.
She listened carefully as they taught her how the European Holocaust began, with
the killing in Germany of the "useless eaters," the unwanted, the unlovely, the
If Democrats are to win elections again, to put an end to war, to reclaim
the high ground, they must move away from the abortion industry and embrace life
as the best "choice" available to the father, mother, baby and the