Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Part 2: Why Do They Hate Terri?

Reihan notes Rik Hertzberg's writing on Terri Schiavo. You'll recall that the question is whether the left wants Terri dead because Christians want her alive, or because they see saving her life as a blow to abortion rights.

Judging by Hertzberg, it's a little of both.

But let's pose this hypothetical: Had the movement to save Terri been identified primarily with disability rights groups (as it was in the early years of the case), and not with Christian pro-lifers, would the left have reacted so strongly in favor of her death?

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