With last weekend's ending to the bonus season of Sex and the City, HBO drew the curtain over a proverbial third act for its heroines. Once viewed as a frothy brew of so-fashionable-they're-hideous outfits and quips about a parade of stank-breathed, ball-scratching "toxic bachelors," the show got serious this season, pitching its characters into mid-drama crises where each of them received their karmic comeuppance -- be it a baby, a divorce, a breakup, or (horrors!) unexpected love.
While abortion is perceived by our society as being an acceptable option to giving birth, most women, at some deep level of their being, realize that abortion is an act against nature, and must "shut down" any maternal instincts they may have in order to carry through with an abortion. After the abortion is over, many women are unable to reconcile the fact that they were responsible for the death of their child, and struggle for years with unresolved feelings of guilt and grief.
By late afternoon on September 11, 2001, U.S. politicians appeared to have closed ranks around the Bush
administration, professing their unqualified support of the president in the wake of the attacks on the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon. However, some Democratic lawmakers weren't entirely singing
with the chorus of nonpartisan solidarity that the lawmakers' off-key rendition of "God Bless America"
seemed to evoke at the end of the day.