Neither are men.
I'm referring to the females who are now crying and wailing that Sarah Palin doesn't speak for them, because she would deny them "The Choice."
Aside: isn't it interesting that you immediately know exactly what choice I'm alluding to? Not the choice of college, mate, employment, church, newspaper, life goal. Not that choice. The Choice. The choice that is the unholy sacrament of modern feminism.
But I'll say that Dahlia Lithwick (second link, above) does have a point. GOP pols can be mushy-mouthed, or two-faced about abortion. John McCain definitely was in the 2000 debate when posed the boilerplate "What If Your Daughter...?" question. McCain's answer was gummy garbage, and Alan Keyes (in one of his sane moments) disassembled him like a Lego statue for it.
I'm not running for office. So I'll just say it. I don't trust women to make that choice. I don't trust men, either.
We used to have a fine expression that isn't much in use anymore. It was "Playing God." We used that when a person tried to arrogate to himself powers or rights proper only to God. Doctor Frankenstein was "playing God." People who wanted to micro-manage the lives of others were "playing God."
We don't use the expression much now, because we don't believe in that distinction in any robust or meaningful way.
But the decision to end an innocent life? Definitely "playing God." And I don't trust you to make that decision; nor do I trust myself to make that decision.
It isn't our decision to make!
It's hard for "I-am-too-God!" Americans to swallow, but some decisions just aren't options. Child acting up? Murder isn't an option. You're not to be trusted with that choice. Nor is that your decision to make if you have an unpleasant neighbor, a demanding boss, or a disagreeable mate. You're not trusted with that decision.
Me, I think we should just be up-front about it.
Which is yet another reason why I'll never hold political office.