Franke-Ruta suggests that pro-choice liberals are reluctant to publicly support post-abortion counseling.
Her primary evidence for this claim is that a NARAL spokesman declined to comment on strategies for reducing repeat abortions.
Franke-Ruta is attacking a straw man. She says that society needs to confront abortion as a public health problem as well as a philosophical and political issue. She is right, of course. However, NARAL's business is political advocacy, not public health. We don't ask NARAL for any other form of birth control advice. So, why do we expect the organization to take an official stance on this issue? Obviously, if someone proposes a law mandating abortion-related counseling (pre- or post-), NARAL should weigh in. Otherwise, questions about how to prevent unwanted pregnancy are more appropriate for Planned Parenthood or the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.