“Rare” is the wrong benchmark

Nick Kristof’s recent article in The New York Times describes some of state-level attacks on choice. If you’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed by all that’s going on, it’s a great summary of the incremental approach to dismantling Roe we’ve been seeing nowadays.

But then Kristof concludes:

The best formulation on this topic was Bill Clinton’s, that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare.”

And that’s where Kristof gets it wrong.

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Real quick: All the aspirin you want, ladies!

If you haven’t had the opportunity to really soak in Rush Limbaugh’s obsession with Sandra Fluke (and the sex lives of women everywhere)…now’s your chance.

And if you think this is just one man talking about just one incident, you’re wrong. Sexism in our media and in our communities is very, very real. It’s just so rarely captured so bluntly on YouTube.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go see a radio host about some aspirin.