American women do not need to be lectured about abortion by the likes of Michelle Malkin, who is too young to have experienced what life was like before Roe v. Wade. In her Feb. 29 column, she tells us that because of abortion, untold numbers of women are depressed, grief-stricken, guilt ridden, ostracized and suicidal. It's the old post-abortion syndrome, long since discredited by reputable studies.
With characteristic hyperbole, she warns about the "culture of callousness" and the "abortion glorifiers." This is nonsense. Millions of women have had abortions, and no doubt some have experienced ambivalent or sad feelings, especially those who've been guilt-tripped by their churches. The vast majority, however, move on to lead normal lives. They are neither callous nor victims of some invented syndrome, just regular people who work hard, love and care for their families.