February 22, 2006
The Pro-choice Movement Saved America: Freedom Politics and the
War on Sex (Hardcover)
Could we resist a book whose very title comes out swinging, without apology? Of course not.
Just opening the book to the title page and seeing, "How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America," was liberating and defiant. (Warning to Joe Biden and other spineless Democrats. You won't like this book. It makes no apologies and relentlessly pursues the forces of darkness in America and forces them back into their caves.)
A veteran of the pro-choice movement, Cristina Page writes a cogent argument that breaks through the threshold of the abortion issue. She does what most liberal Democrats in elected office are afraid to do; she goes through the eye of the storm and comes out the other side victorious.
Page's central supposition, which she skillfully lays out, is that that the so-called "pro-life" movement is really the anti-sex squad. These fanatics just are psychologically obsessed with sex not being something to enjoy -- and that it's sole purpose is procreation.
What's more, Page forcefully argues that the "pro-life" activists -- who are now inside the Bush Administration making harmful policy -- actually adopt regulations and actions that end up in more abortions and more life-threatening situations for women.
As far as "abstinence education," the goal of the medieval forces of Busheviks is not to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; it's to prevent sex. As a result, young people who engage in sex -- despite the return of the Puritans -- end up engaging in riskier sex because the "lifers" engage in a "condom hoax."
Cristina Page has written a clear, persuasive book that is a model for how Americans who believe in issues that involve personal choice, liberty, and freedom should come out swinging. There's nothing meek or timid about "How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America." There's nothing whiny, whimpering or apologetic in the book. That alone makes it enormously refreshing.
But what is most important about this book is that it simply tells the truth and exposes the lies of those who would take America back to an age before the European Enlightenment.
The fundamental error the Democratic leadership in D.C. has made -- under the disastrously misguided tutelage of the DLC -- is that the truth will NOT set people free.
We beg to differ, as does Cristina Page.
And besides, if you don't like sex, you can be abstinent. That's your choice. It's your right in America to wear a chastity belt if you want to.
Just don't start peering into our bedroom window or coming into our children's classrooms and imposing your morality on the rest of America -- or following us into the doctor's office.
Cristina Page does what should be done with every progressive issue. She makes her issue an issue of American liberty, Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and the right to pursue happiness. She makes HER issue OUR issue.