A Critic, A Play and Do-It-Yourself Abortion

September 25, 2014 9:05 PM

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When the lead theater critic of the nation's newspaper of record, The New York Times, extols a play about do-it-yourself abortion, three things become clear: the poverty of contemporary criticism, the poverty of contemporary drama, and the weakness of liberalism's argument for choice.

* Choice as liberalism's argument for abortion is easily subject to abuse; after all, murder is a choice, too. Which is what the two teenage girls in this play -- Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel -- are engaged in, and giggling while they murder. Choice is good, but when it impinges on another life -- a...

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