The Washington Examiner reported June 4 that pro-life Congressman Chris Smith recently reminisced about meeting his wife Marie:
Smith noted that even his wife is deeply involved in the anti-abortion movement, something that brought the two together at Trenton State. He said that when he helped create a pro-life caucus at the school, she joined in but rejected his requests for a date. So he made her treasurer of the group and eventually they became a couple.
‘I wore her down,” he joked, adding, “this movement is also a dating service.”
Together, the two comprise a powerful pro-life couple.
Pro-abortion site Dammit Janet! mocked the pairing:
*Seduction* tactics from the deeply paternalistic.
Who would have guessed that anti-choicers were limited to such a small
breedingdating pool? And that they’d have to resort to bullying tactics to wear down women’s resistance and to coerce them into marrying them?
Cute, but there is a valid question lurking here. Do you think a pro-lifer should date and/or marry an abortion proponent? The ideological divisions are quite deep, but are they surmountable for compatible coupling?