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

Doug5049 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:06 AM
A good first step would be to acknowledge that every abortion not due to rape has exactly two people responsible to pay for it. No man should be forced to pay for an abortion on a woman he did not impregnate. No woman should have to pay for another woman's abortion. If there were no government (i.e. forced) funding of abortion, and every abortion were paid for by the two people whose behavior made it "necessary", more women would take precautions against pregnancy. This would result in fewer abortions, something nearly everybody claims would be a good thing. Even the most ardent pro-choice politicians and PP claim that they would like to see fewer abortions. They are, of course, lying through their teeth when they say that.

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...