Many of you are asking my opinion of what happened. I’d like to answer a slightly different question. As you may know, America does in fact (partially) restrict a woman’s right to an abortion beyond a certain stage of her pregnancy. I believe Roe vs. Wade specified up until the 22nd to 24th week for the relevant right, and as of a few years ago eleven states had imposed legal restrictions.
I believe I have never read a piece, much less a good piece, on how these restrictions are enforced in practice, and what happens when such laws are broken. I’ve also never read a good piece, from any point of view, on how these laws should be enforced, given that a particular law is in place (I have read pieces on what the laws should be).
My suggestion is this: do not focus your emotional energies toward revaluing Kevin Williamson or The Atlantic. Ask yourself what are the relevant topics you have yet to read good pieces on, and then try to find them and read them. Over time, your broader opinions will then evolve in better directions than if you focus on having an immediate emotional reaction to the events right before your eyes. The more tempted you are to judge, the higher the return from trying to read something factual and substantive instead.