Newsweek Writer Incoherent

Gesaman at Newsweek has published a story claiming younger women are missing from today's March for Life. The problem with the story is that she offers no evidence, and in trying to disguise her lack of evidence the story becomes incoherent.

Gesaman's argument goes like this:

1. The March for Life route is shorter this year. Why?

2. A DC policeman is quoted saying it is shorter because the organizers are getting older. (I think Nellie Gray would be the person to give the real reason for the route being shorter, since she is the organizer, not the DC policeman.)

3. Notice this leap in reasoning after she quoted the policeman:

So this raises the question: Where are the young, vibrant women supporting their pro-life or pro-choice positions? Likely, they’re at home. "Young women are still concerned about these issues, but they’re not trained to go out and protest,” says Kristy Maddux, assistant professor at the University of Maryland, who specializes in historical feminism.

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