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

Ernest fm AR Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:45 PM
Mike, I agree that all life is precious and must be protected. I eventually want ALL abortions extremely rare, and only when the life of the mother is at stake. However, we did not get to where we are today (all abortion, all the time!) in one fell swoop. Neither will we get our result in one fell swoop. For now, we should try to save the 97-98% of children aborted for convenience. Later on, as Planned Parenthood centers are shut down, or at least the abortion-mill portion, then we can slowly get the children conceived by rape or incest saved. Better to save the majority rather than wait until we can get ALL abortion (with the one exception listed above) stopped. Or would you rather throw the baby out with the bathwater?

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...