The view that abortion = murder is widely held though seldom examined. So I occasionally engage adherents in above-board dialog--asking them to defend the proposition.
I start by having them compare two hypotheticals. If to you the two hypotheticals are morally interchangeable, you've passed my preliminary test: You may really believe abortion = murder.
If--in reviewing our recent email exchange--you conclude that I addressed GOP Mommy in an unpleasant tone, please provide quotations. I have re-read the exchange and do not find my tone offensive--though I admit I only rarely offend myself.
You claim to have found 'many inaccuracies' in my blog, but list none. Please defend your accusation with quotations.
You claim I tried to paint GOP Mommy a zealot. But she was free to defend her position--or to distance herself from it. She opted instead to oscillate wildly, to our dismay.
I didn't delete any email from the exchange--though cutting and pasting from Gmail can be messy. If GOP Mommy notices any statement missing from our posted exchange, I will happily add it upon receiving her notification. I did not intentionally omit any word.
You claim I posted GOP Mommy's email address to encourage readers to 'seek her out and attack her personally' ('There are no words for that kind of low level journalism.') Your charge is opprobrious: I have never once encouraged readers to behave dishonorably. And GOP Mommy plainly lists her email address on her blog, above the fold.
When an anonymous blogger receives an email from someone asking for her position on a public issue, can she reasonably assume her interlocutor will not publish her reply?
You 'hate to see people personally attacked for their beliefs'. While I don't share your view, I didn't attack anyone personally. I asked GOP Mommy a number of fair questions; her responses understandably embarrass her--that part I get. I remain puzzled by your position, Hillary.
**GOP Mommy wrote '...I believe anyone sick and demented enough to *want* to kill a baby should be segregated from normal society to keep us safer.'
I interpreted the above sentence to mean 'all women everywhere instinctively view abortion as being immoral'.
GOP Mommy insists the statement applies to her personal perspective only--and not to other women. (Applesauce!)
The somewhat 'pro-life' blogger says she publishes pseudonymously to keep her 'kids safe from imbalanced kooks like' me.
This charge is discreditable to you, madam.