Monday, March 6, 2006

Dogma Bites Man

As Tim Graham notes in Newsbusters, a recent article warning breathlessly of "'pro-life' zealots" supposedly waiting in the wings to attack a South Dakota abortion clinic was "angle is just a little nuts, considering that Dr. Barnett Slepian was the last abortion doctor to be killed in America, and that was eight years ago."

Yet pro-abortion violence such as Friday's incident happens every day and only gets mentioned in a couple of dinky little rags out in Podunk.

No offense, Idahoans and Wyomingans; I'm being facetious. But really, how much press do you think the story would get if it were an angry pro-lifer driving her car into a rally of abortion supporters?