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Earlier this year one of the major players in the debate took note of the Heritage Foundation's annual Index of Economic Freedom, on which America had slipped to ninth place. "It's ironic that while the rest of the world is moving toward economic freedom," the group complained, the U.S. "has retreated from liberty. …We now live in a period where big government …threatens our liberty with ever-increasing control over our decisions."
That lament appeared on the blog of the Family Foundation—the chief cheerleader for Virginia's new clinic rules.
A. Barton Hinkle is a columnist at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. This article originally appeared at the Richmond Times-Dispatch.