The Democrats' abortion problem


Amy Sullivan, an editor of the liberal Washington Monthly, writes in the liberal Boston Globe about all the havoc the pro—abortion (euphemistically called "choice") extremists are creating for the Democrats. She cites the disastrous NARAL ad against Chief Justice Roberts, trying to tie him to abortion clinic bombers.

For a denizen of the Beltway, Sullivan is remarkably naive. She neither understands the fanaticism of abortion activists nor their role in her party. The Democratic Party is not a party of ideas, it is a party of interest groups. And it cannot wean itself from the aboriton fanatics, who will only become more shrill if the party follows Sullivan's prescriptions. I credit her for seeing the problem, but not for seeing a solution.

Thomas Lifson   9 30 05