As an infrequent amateur blogger, I often have what I think are great ideas for posts but I can seem to formulate those ideas into anything coherent or even interesting. Then I just forget the ideas. Well a few times, I read my idea in another’s work, and it’s of course a million times better than what I could have put together.
That’s happened a lot with me when reading John Cole on Balloon-Juice. I was recently very annoyed by an Andrew Sullivan post about abortion where he said he could not in good conscience support abortion but really appreciates all the readers who have submitted horrific medical situations that caused them to get abortions. I mean the emails he got were so cut and dry that abortion was absolutely necessary in these cases that I felt he was being a real asshole pontificating about his conscience. Sure enough John Cole was annoyed too. And he articulates it in a very convincing post titled “Time to Rethink Your Conscience.”