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Abortion March is Ugly Spectacle

Kathleen Parker

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WASHINGTON - All the slogans, chants, posters, stickers, gestures, speeches and slurs from Sunday's "pro-choice" march congeal in my mind as this single image:

A young woman in requisite belly-baring jeans is crab-walking sideways down Pennsylvania Avenue pointing defiantly toward her baby-bearing parts in graphic retort to three men dressed as grim reapers and bellowing thanks for marchers' generous support:

"We're pro-death!" the reapers shout. "We're with you! 1.2 million more this year!"

Forget gravitas. Forget anything you ever thought about the beauty of free assembly or the power of free speech. We have taken our gravest contemporary concern - the sanctity of human life - and reduced it to a carnival of the grotesque.

Read the entire article on the Town Hall website.

Posted: 4/28/04



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