by Sallie Bingham
One of the strangest things about the latest attack on our freedom of choice is that the charge is led by a woman: Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee. A pretty blond woman who looks younger than her sixty-three years, she was born and educated in Mississippi and has worked for various advertising companies before being elected to the Tennessee Senate, where she served for six years, rising from there to the U.S. House of Representatives.
None of this speaks clearly to the reasons for the anti-choice crusade she is carrying out as chairwoman of the newly elected House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives, a creation of that wing of the Republican Party that has redefined the definition of conservatism, returning it to its roots in the eighteenth century when it opposed suffrage for women and the emancipation of slaves.
Whatever her personal convictions may be, Representative Blackburn is positioning herself to be chosen by Donald Trump as his running mate. She will “seriously consider an offer” which is rumored to forthcoming.Read More »