From Rhys Tuck comes news of an online satire depicting the "Sweetwater Post-Natal Abortion Clinic. Anyone know the story behind this? Whoever created it was well acquainted with the flowery graphics popular with abortion clinics' Web sites. Make sure you click the llink for information about "services."
Although the black humor of the Sweetwater site may be heavy-handed, its message is completely relevant to Roe vs. Wade: If a court or government may choose an arbitrary point in the human life cycle at which personhood is created, no one is safe. The great science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick made the same point in 1974 with his short story "The Pre-Persons."