When I saw the images of women in red robes and white bonnets protesting the Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the first thing I thought of was, where do they buy those silly getups? (Apparently you can get them at Spirit Halloween for $37.)
The next thing I thought of, gazing at the photo of nine robed women, was that it was seven men in black robes who brought us to this ludicrous and polarizing moment in our nation’s history.
Those seven men in robes — belonging to the now much-maligned group known, collectively and pejoratively, as “old white men” — took it upon themselves in 1973 to declare abortion legal through all nine months of pregnancy. Our nation has not been the same since. Some 60 million innocent children have been sacrificed on the altar of “choice,” millions of their mothers have been left with emotional wounds that will not heal and our whole society has been rocked by the shockwaves of abortion.