I lived in a country where abortion was illegal. On top of killing close to a million women during a 25-year span, that law intruded on the intimacy of couples and families. I have male friends who had to provoke unsafe abortions on their wives, risking their life and freedom.
It defies all logic that these staunchly pro-life luminaries of Catholic legal scholarship would take these positions if the ludicrous charges about Obama supporting "infanticide" were in any way true.
Issues encompassing welfare, contraception, abortion and sex education remain at the nexus of an ideological agenda that marginalizes and imputes inferiority and sexual sin to women and minorities, while protecting male power and prerogatives of behavior.
If Palin wants the public and press to leave her family alone, she should do the same for the American people. And yet, Palin supports government interfering with a family's private decisions about abortion, gay marriage and religious teachings.
Anti-abortion protesters created a makeshift memorial to the unborn just outside of the Pepsi Center where the Democratic National Convention delegation is meeting this week. Each day during the convention they are placing flowers on the security barricade and holding prayer vigils.