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

Big O7 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 1:30 PM
Thank you for your voice of reason. I love it when people argue against the death penalty (or here prohibiting abortion) because it is sometimes imperfectly carried out. But they never never argue shutting down the entire airline industry or all medical procedures, which also have percentages of errors and even occasionally innocent victims. This isn't a perfect world, so their argument is moot.

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...