"In America, people like to think the truth lives in the middle," Nation columnist Katha Pollitt says. For abortion rights, "It has to mean less rights for her—that's the only way moderation can go." On bloggingheads.tv, Pollitt talks with author Sarah Posner about the relationship between abortion rights and religion freedom, the double standard applied to men's bodily autonomy and Todd Akin's theory of "legitimate rape."

James Cersonsky

For more on the myths and meanings of "pro-choice" rhetoric, read Katha Pollitt's column in this week's issue of The Nation