From the September, 2006 issue of Touchstone
abortion Samantha Shrugged by Barry Michaels

Samantha Shrugged

Barry Michaels on Thinking About Abortion with Those Who Won’t

I teach eleventh-grade religion at a respected and flourishing Catholic college-prep high school in the state of New York. My students are bright and talented kids, the children of some of the most successful people in this part of the state. Our discussions on morality are a window into the culture that nurtures them at least as much as most of their families do. We recently tackled abortion.

A few students tried to make abortion a feminist issue, but interestingly, only a very few. Most, including the young women, react to the idea of feminism with disdain and jokes, and some girls asserted that women would be expecte . . .


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