There is an element of anger among women who've been raped. There's certainly a major element of humiliation. But it really does seem like a medical condition of shock and horror.
Abortion politics have distracted all sides from what is really essential: a major aid campaign to improve midwifery, prenatal care and emergency obstetric services in poor countries.
Neither left nor right has focused adequately on maternal health.
The U.N. Population Fund has a maternal health program in some Cameroon hospitals, but it doesn't operate in this region. It's difficult to expand, because President Bush has cut funding.
Most of us employ the Internet not to seek the best information, but rather to select information that confirms our prejudices.
The world spends 0 billion a year on pet food.
The news media's silence, particularly television news, is reprehensible. If we knew as much about Darfur as we do about Michael Jackson, we might be able to stop these things from continuing.
I think it's dangerous to be optimistic. Things could go terribly wrong virtually overnight.