Let Me Count the Ways

From Holden:

The current CNN online poll question is:

Should a pregnant girl be able to get an abortion without either parent knowing?



Damn, could they come up with a more objectionable question? How many aspects of this question make you sick? I’ll start:

1) If the “girl” in question was an Iraqi who had been raped and murdered by a US soldier would she magically become a woman?

2) Should a “boy” be allowed to impregnate a “girl” without either parent knowing?

3) What differentiates a “girl” from a “woman”, and can a “pregnant girl” be called a “girl” at all?