...it is extraordinarily rare for me to get mail that disagrees with or expresses anger toward me. But, incredibly, I recently did. A reader wrote to complain that I was being mean for writing that journalists advocating for abortion as an alternative to infanticide were doing advocacy journalism for an evil cause. My reader complained that merely to write “Abortion is prohibited in Pakistan, except when the mother’s life is at risk from her pregnancy, but advocates say that legalisation would reduce infanticide and save mothers from potentially fatal back-street terminations” is not to say “advocates including me”.
The problem is that this makes the blunder of presuming that every...READ MORE