Sunday, January 27, 2013
Ross Douthat on Feminism and the Anti-Abortion-Rights Movement
The New York Times (op-ed column): Divided by Abortion, United by Feminism, by Ross Douthat:
IN 1942, 71 years before last week’s Pentagon decision allowing women on the front lines of combat, the United States government established the Women’s Army Corps, with Athena as its insignia, and welcomed our country’s first female military recruits.
One of these pioneering women was a corporal from Big Spring, Tex., named Nellie Gray. . . . [T]he soldier-turned-bureaucrat-turned-lawyer helped found one of America’s most enduring mass movements, establishing an annual protest march that continues to the present day.
That protest is the March for Life, the annual rally against Roe v. Wade. . . .