Today's topic is Abortion, and Female Callers take Precedence

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Tue, 02/02/2010 - 12:00am

 With Joe on vacation, Abe takes on the warm, fuzzy, not-at-all divisive issue of Abortion.

 It's clear that the issue of abortion elicits a visceral reaction from certain members of the political right, in a way that few other issues do. The reason why is perhaps less clear than it might appear. On the surface, it is framed by abortion opponents as a question of the right of a human to not be murdered. Dig a little deeper though, and you find a fear of sexuality and sex -- particularly female sexualty, and the choice of young women to have sex on their own terms.

Two events, one in the recent past and one in the near future -- the  conviction of Scott Roeder, murderer of Dr. George Tiller, and the airing of a controversial ad during this weekend's Super Bowl -- prompt Abe to take a closer look at the debate around this most contentious of issues.

During Today's show, since this is primarily a Women's Rights Issue, female callers will take precedence over male callers.




 Hey Joe - Sorry to use this means to let you and Charlotte know that there is a gathering of the old Storefront clan happening on-line through Facebook . . . I know, as odd as that seems.  It would be really fabulous to have you involved since a kind of "remembering" through storytelling and archival pictures is happening.  I'll never forget the night you were a guru (up in the loft) sick as a dog with a fever and still rambling on your sage wisdom and advice.  OK. So, if you want more info, you can email me.    Love to you both!  Robin Chilstrom

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