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Perry: “No Life is Trivial in God’s Eyes”

E from Michigan Wrote: Jul 01, 2013 1:37 PM
Yes, indeed--many thoughtful conservatives reject simplistic slogans and formulations, and I'd like to think that thoughtful liberals do the same (though you wouldn't necessarily know it from the bumper stickers on the cars parked in the university lot near my office). That said, some things ARE simple, and cloaking them in convoluted language is just obscurantist. Serious discussants need to strive for something in between.

Speaking at a conference on Thursday, Texas Governor Rick Perry offered some powerful words of wisdom about the moral imperative of protecting innocent human life. As you’ve probably heard, earlier this week State Senator Wendy Davis (D-TX) garnered national headlines when she staged a ten hour filibuster to raise awareness about “women’s health issues” and draw attention to a so-called "anti-choice" bill that would ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks gestation. Never mind that 62 percent of women in the Lone Star State support such a measure -- or that