This turned out to be very different essay from the one I intended to write, but I’m not sure that’s a bad thing. In the American Spectator today, I explain what an odd fit the pro-choice position is in Democratic politics:
As a party, Democrats are not pro-choice on what light bulbs you should be allowed to use, spending public school funds to enroll children in private or charter schools or how much water your toilet ought to be able to flush down in one go. But on abortion, they’re suddenly staunch civil libertarians.
As for Republicans:
On matters domestic, Republicans profess support for lower taxes, less fettered markets, fewer burdensome regulations, school reforms that favor the rights of parents. They are, in other words, a truly pro-choice party.