Thursday, May 12, 2011

Intra-Conservative Marriage Fight

Keith Ablow, the libertarian psychiatrist who comments on medical matters for Fox News, says that marriage is a major cause of depression and a source of suffering for "the vast majority" of married people. He wants to abolish marriage, leaving couples to simply choose each other every day.

Maggie Gallagher, the social conservative founder of The National Organization for Marriage takes Ablow to task for having his facts all wrong.

In this fight, Gallagher is right.

The larger issue, I think, is that libertarians and social conservatives are opposites. Nowhere is this more clear than on family issues.


Brendan said...

Good thing Gallagher is spending her life fighting to keep millions of Americans from enjoying the benefits of stability and mental health, then.

Gruntled said...

As I said, she is a social conservative. And is right on the mental health and marriage issue, regardless of her positions on other issues.