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What's Good for the Noose is Good for the Pander

amperro Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:25 PM
In a the September 10 Townhall column "Problems Solutions and Trade Offs II", Mike Adams writes: "A rape is a horrible thing but it is not the most horrible thing." If we accept this, why should rapists be executed, unless we accept that Mike Adams' premise is wrong? Further, if Mike Adams believes that rapists and murderers should be executed, and that abortion is murder, then does Mike Adams support executing abortion providers, woman having abortions, and all other individuals enabling abortions? If murder is worse than rape, if abortion is murder, and if rapists should be executed, how can the answer logically be "NO"?

Recently, Ann Coulter wrote a controversial column suggesting that numerous Republican losses in the 2012 election cycle could be tied to the GOP stance on abortion. After lamenting the problem, she suggested a solution: the GOP should officially abandon its opposition to the so-called rape exception to a ban on abortion.

Ann's position on this matter is wrong for three reasons. First, it is unprincipled. Second, it will not be received with the popular support she envisions. Third, it is not the best political response to the problem. After elaborating on each problem associated with Ann's position, I propose an...