Precinct 333

Saturday, September 11, 2004

But She's Pro-Choice, Don't You Know?

Well, the face of "right to choose" hypocrisy looks an awful lot like Ellen Barkin. She currently tars in Palindromes, a film fanatically attacking pro-lifers as extremists and terrorists. In it, a twelve year old runs away from home after becoming pregnant, to avoid being forced to abort by her mother. The girl is then cared for by a Christian woman who protects her, her child, and her choice to become a mother.

But who is the fanatic here?

Barkin said this about the situation faced in the film at the Venice Film Festival.

"I am the mother of a 12-year-old girl and I can tell you unequivocally that if my daughter was pregnant, I would take her kicking and screaming to have an abortion," Barkin said at a press conference Tuesday to publicize her new movie.

Well, I thought that the rhetoric of the abortion industry was that of choice. What we are hearing here is that the actual issue is abortion -- and it doesn't matter if it is wanted or an assault upon the person of the pregnant female.


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