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The Woman’s March

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QUESTION: Didn’t Madonna advocate blowing up the White House? You haven’t commented on that.

ANSWER: While Madonna’s speech at the Woman’s March has been touted that she advocated blowing up the White House, that was a bit exaggerated and taken out of context. She said: “Yes I am angry. Yes I am outraged. Yes I have thought a lot about blowing up the White House. But I know this won’t change anything. We cannot fall in despair. As the poet W. H. Auden once wrote on the eve of world war II, we must love one another or die.” Most of the clips stop with White House. That is not really the truth either. This is one reason in a court of law you cannot ever make a joke. Someone asks: “Did you kill your wife?” You jokingly respond: “Oh ya, sure.”  When reduced to a transcript you just confessed.

Scarlett Johansson spoke and defended Planned Parenthood, not for abortion, but for women’s health issues. Yes, the Planned Parenthood rift has created a real firestorm over issues of abortion, targeting minorities for abortion, and selling fetal tissue. However, as always, with government actions, they tend to be all or nothing. Yes, funding abortion involves religious issues that offends some. On the other hand, Planned Parenthood has helped many women not involving abortion. There seems to be corruption in any organization no matter what the subject matter.

The question is can a line be drawn?