Ann Coulter
It's nice to see that the feminist organizations have gotten their voices back after several years of radio silence during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Gloria Feldt, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, recently opined on the op-ed page of The New York Times that she is "frightened" George W. Bush will pay heed to the "partisan" interests of those who disagree with Gloria.

Liberals are always frightened by diversity of opinion. They think a fair way to decide passionately contested issues is for the federal government to issue uncompromising edicts giving liberals everything they want, and then to suppress all criticism of the edicts. The fascistic order, completely supplanting all democratic processes, is then known as a victory for "choice." As the Grand Inquisitor said in "The Brothers Karamazov": "They have vanquished freedom and have done so to make men happy."

That's what the Supreme Court did in Roe vs. Wade, and has repeatedly done in periodic codicils to its original edict. Just this past term, in Stenberg vs. Carhart, the court expanded the apocryphal abortion right to an all-new right to stick a fork in the head of a half-born baby. The first lunacy keeps being rewritten to give abortion enthusiasts everything they could possibly want.

Not only can't Americans of differing views vote on the fiat, they can't even protest it. Feldt demanded "vigorous enforcement of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act" -- in order for Bush to show "respect for differences," mind you.

Among the absurd consequences of this Orwellian state is that the proponents of the fascistic decree compulsively argue that vast majorities of Americans support the abortion fiat we're not allowed to vote on. But at the same time they demand that Americans never be allowed to vote on it. Never, never, never! "Choice" is under attack if Roe is repealed and we get to vote. Democracy is "frightening."

Ms. Feldt, for example, rambles on at some length about how much Americans adore the "right" to abortion. If this were true, she wouldn't have to say it. No one goes around insisting that vast majorities of Americans oppose monarchy. But Feldt argues the past presidential election demonstrated a "decisive voter preference" for abortion, since both Al Gore and Ralph Nader (both of whom lost, incidentally) were pro-abortion.