Putting an End to the Albatross Myth

In her June 22nd New York Times op-ed, “Why Pro-Choice Is a Bad Choice for Democrats,” Melinda Henneberger sends a mixed message to pro-choice politicians. She criticizes them for failing to address the complexity of the abortion issue, but she tells them instead of giving up on voters who consider themselves pro-life, they should give up on defending abortion rights. I don’t think they have to give up on either.

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Jessica Arons

Director, Women\'s Health & Rights Program