Congratulations, Amy—how clever of you for having located a nun (‘we did it—finally!’) who would fall in with your ill-informed, mean abortion-on-demand festival, at which you would be—what?—the pom pom girl?
Was activist/author Doug Valentine correct, then, in identifying your media enterprise via Hypocrisy Now? Specifically, for this argument, on your often-repeated sophistical theme, it would appear so.
Other than this one ‘feminist’ coup aired today, do you generally ‘coach’ Catholic guests (e.g., Sr. Megan Rice, Frs. Vitale and Dear, Kathy Kelly, etc.) before recording DN! with the shrewd injunction not to talk about that ‘A’ word?
Dan Berrigan—whom you continuously claim to have been a close friend—condemned abortion-on-demand, as did Dorothy Day. And, all you could manage was to artfully gloss over that inconvenient point when you showcased their life’s work? Not surprisingly, then, your protégé, too, betrays the penchant for scheming ‘street creds’—but, with his brother (‘I lived with Phil Berrigan’ [?]).
The ‘feminist’ faux Left media personality posturing herself as emissary of truth for the non-violent revolution—shame on you, Amy, for this demeaning crusade you have not actually thought through: the destruction of the life of a nascent human being cum feminist ‘liberation.’ It’s too easy, it’s just too facile a ‘fix’—don’t you see that?
The consistent life ethic: no to war, no to capital punishment, no to abortion on demand—this is the ethical battle as it stands. Granted, it is immense, and a terrible moral campaign inheres for those who would right all of the ills which plague us, i.e., humanity as Community.
If, then, we have not the stomach for that fight, we adopt the ‘path of lesser resistance’ worldview—as you, Amy, have fashioned. If, by the same token, we are game for the truth, then, like Dorothy Day—another New York feminist journalist, though one not interested in ‘career moves’—aching, we ‘bear it away’…
Further, if you’re genuinely interested in what a courageous (i.e., non-politically correct) feminist has to offer on this woeful, all-too-pressing concern, see Naomi Wolf: ‘Our Bodies, Our Souls‘.
Abortion-on-demand will never be the fait accompli you long for—never. It simply strays too far from what ennobles us, for example, the essential life-drive that sustains our capacity to dream. In a word, it is a nightmare masquerading as a ‘fix,’ or solution—the problematic (we failed to address) abides.
[Thomas Paine: ‘I am distressed to see so little attention paid to moral principles: it is this that injures the character of our revolution–and discourages the progress of liberty all over the world…’]