Friday, January 14, 2005

Who's Who?

Who's the political nut case and who's the blogger?

Cosgrove says he filed the bill at the request of the Chesapeake Police Department, which over the past few years has had to respond to instances of full-term newborns abandoned in trash cans or snowbanks.

On the other hand, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police wrote Cosgrove to say that, while it supports notifying a doctor or public health facility, requiring a woman to report a miscarriage to police "seems particularly cruel."

Cosgrove is upset that his bill has been misinterpreted.

"I don't care about bloggers and political nut cases," he says, "but I do care about women who had miscarriages, and they were truly upset. That's why I responded to every single one."


You decide.

2 Comments:

At 3:33 AM, Blogger Anne said...

I don't know if he's being disingenuous or if he's just incompetent in regards to legal language.

 
At 12:57 PM, Blogger ema said...

Anne,

As much as I'd like to believe he is incompetent, I don't think so. He managed to become a public official, and function in that world. On that basis alone, without knowing him, I'd judge him quite competent.

Unfortunately, it's hard to tell what's going on because he decided to sidestep the issues, and go off on the Internet tangent. Had he engaged in a real dialogue, we would have been better able to discern the truth.

 

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