Charmaine in the Daily Princetonian
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at PrincetonCharmaine’s speech at Princeton was noted in that area’s newspaper of record the Daily Princetonian.
The reporter was remarkably fair and balanced working this liberal campus — even considering the biased title:
Anti-abortion speaker sparks heated debate
It might have been more accurate to report,
Pro-Life speaker sparks heated debate
Which proves we each have our biases. Our own world-views.
Angela Cai, Princetonian Senior Writer reports and quotes Charmaine,
“I believe Roe v. Wade is on its way to extinction … precisely because abortion harms women,” [Dr. Yoest] said.
Speaking to a large audience…, Yoest faced a crowd of students and community members anxious to argue with her during the question-and-answer session that followed the lecture.
She maintained that the United States is “on the road, long term” toward the overturning of Roe v. Wade. “There is an intellectual rot at the heart of that decision,” she said, noting that even many liberal scholars agree that there is no constitutional basis for the controversial 1973 Supreme Court ruling. She added that the case was an example of the inappropriate use of judicial power. [see the Alan Dershowitz quote on the slide presentation.]
Yoest argued that abortion’s consequences hit home on a more personal level for many women who undergo the procedure. “It’s very sad to me when you look at how many relationships break up after abortion when women say they had abortions to save their relationships,” Yoest said. She described what she called the problems of Post-Abortion Syndrome, which include effects such as “drug and alcohol abuse, personal relationship disorder, sexual dysfunction … and attempted suicide.”
Alert Reader Jill noted that the title of the speech changed. Originally advertised as “How Abortion Harms Women,” the more accurate and complete title is “The Politics of Abortion: Moving Toward a Post-Roe America.” So Charmaine changed the title to reflect the added, expanded content.
Thank you (foot)notes:
While some in the audience nodded or facially expressed their approval of Charmaine Yoest’s anti-abortion message at Princeton University last night, others made it clear during questioning that Yoest spoke a foreign language which they had no desire to learn.
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See Charmaine’s PowerPoint presentation on the FRCBlog. Thanks to the technical influence of Managing Editor Joe Carter.