Monday, October 06, 2003

It's got everything!

While googling for news on Pope John Paul II, I came across this opinion piece from the St. Petersburg (Russia) Times, written by Chris Floyd (doesn't sound very Russian to me, but hey!).

Floyd's opening line? "The defining issue of modernity is control of women's fertility." Uh, okay. Later, we get some samples of "today's fundamentalists": bin Laden, Bush, the Pope, Afghan warlords (U.S. backed), and Iranian mullahs. Nice, morally equivalent bunch Mr. Floyd has there. And what is it that these crazies cannot accept "at any cost"? Why, "the freedom of a woman's body," of course!

Floyd goes on from there, discussing abortion (but never the heart of the issue: the moral and ontological status of the human embryo) and some other things.

Pretty interesting piece, in a way.

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