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Politicizing train wrecks | The Nation

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"A single mother of two boys, Diana was unemployed and in the hospital when she began to suspect she was pregnant." Well, that pretty much says it all. Leave it to some demagogue to turn emotional instability into a political issue. So where is the common sense and personal responsiblity here? But it's not an isolated case. Timeline of a friend— February 2008: "I don't think I love Jerry anymore."; April 2008: "I'm pregnant with Jerry's child."; May 2008: "How do you feel about abortion?" (to me); November 2008: "Samantha was born." Different outcome, but the same emotional instability and lack of common sense is still there.