Rites of Choice
We respect the right for any woman to choose what is best
for her body and her soul. We believe that there is no right
or wrong side. Merely, the right to choose, whatever the end
The Inner Bottom Line?
It is a boundary issue. A respect issue. A privacy issue.
And a power and control issue.
“The ethics are not in what choice is made. It is in
the right to make it.”™
Throughout the sorry and pointless debacle of what we have
dubbed “The Clinton Silliness,” we kept wanting
to ask for a show of hands from every single member in Congress
who, while voting adamantly for censure, had NOT strayed at
any time from their own marriage or relationship vows.
We knew, of course, just on known statistics of how people
in glass houses behave, that the hand count would be few or
none. But our leaders, in a sad display of righteousness,
along with the majority of the public, were very willing and
often very quick to criticize someone else for the very behavior
they themselves had probably indulged in at some point in
We do not endorse or condone infidelity, since, on ethical
terms alone, we believe it to be disrespectful behavior that
crosses all kinds of appropriate boundaries.
But the irony in the outcome is that, on just one of the many
issues at stake, the majority of women who, in a backlash
to hurt Clinton, crossed party lines and elected Bush, now
stand to lose a lot more than they thought they would ever
gain. As do their daughters for generations to come.
The current president, who has stated from day one he intended
to overturn a woman’s right to choose, is determined
to reverse decades of empowerment women have fought so long
and so hard to achieve.
THEY SAY “BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, YOU MAY END
UP GETTING IT?” HMMMM…