So there was that craziness out in Arizona with the state legislator who thinks it would be a terrific idea to force women to watch and actual abortion before being allowed to have their own (totally legal) abortion. As I write in my column this week, that makes so much sense:
I'll leave aside the logical feedback loop of an anti-abortion politician wanting to require one abortion to stop another. Two other thoughts come to mind, however. First, a ''make them watch'' approach is something that could be attractive to both extremes of the political spectrum. I'm sure PETA and some other animal rights groups would love the opportunity to force people to watch what happens on the slaughterhouse floor before heading to McDonald's.
Second, it's pointless. Despite years of watching Joan Rivers, people still get plastic surgery and Botox.
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