June 15, 2009, on this blog: Tony Perkins’ genital politics
Tony Perkins’ position does not logically flow from his alleged premise of rights for the unborn. That premise does not and cannot carry him to the place at which he has arrived. So how did he get there?
I think it’s safe to assume that this is where he has arrived because this is where he always intended to go. Tony Perkins opposes gender integration and women’s empowerment. He opposes protecting the rights of women and he opposes women having any right to reproductive health care. He claims that he opposes all of these things based on his opposition to abortion, but that train won’t get him there. He got there all on his own. Concern for the rights of the unborn had nothing to do with it.