Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Explain this one

As you've probably read (here, for instance), California Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, a Democrat from Mountain View (which is the next town down the Peninsula from us), wants to ban the spanking of children under the age of four.

OK, so she's getting a lot of derision and it looks like the measure is going nowhere for now. But isn't there something just a little bizarre about this?

This woman is an ardent proponent of abortion rights. So basically, she's saying simultaneously:

  1. Spank your kid after she's born, and you go to jail.
  2. Kill your kid before she's born, and you're just exercising your rights.

Explain it if you can. I can't.