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

Harrison Bergeron Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 7:58 AM
Mike, I'd go even farther. I'd make ALL forcible rape a capital offense. BESIDE THE POINT. There is no federal law against murdering an adult. So why do you and the Republican Party want to make it a federal crime to kill embryo's? The vast majority of Americans don't even believe abortion in the first trimester is murder. So why do you insist on forcing your non-biblical superstition onto everyone else at the national level? If you and Coulter didn't have brains that stop functioning when you hear the word "abortion", you'd be able to step back and realize -- THE ISSUE OF ABORTION IS OUTSIDE THE LIMITS OF CONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL POWER. It is a STATE and LOCAL government issue. THAT is the correct REPUBLICAN viewpoint.
Big O7 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 1:59 PM
Yeah, and slavery and child-molesting and cocaine use, too. The states should decide on those, too, and the federal government should not get involved in something as basic as life and death. Come on, Harrison! There are libertarian sites a plenty for you to vomit this kind of nonsense.
gwharpo Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 10:09 AM
".....The vast majority of Americans don't even believe abortion in the first trimester is murder......"

What anyone believes is irrelevant.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 11:11 AM
Exactly.

If everyone believed that the sky was orange and the wavelength of the scattered light was between 400 and 450nm the sky would remain blue regardless of "belief."

sean242 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:30 AM
Mike makes the case that STATES should re-enact the death penalty for forcible rape causing pregnancy.
jjollymore Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:29 AM
You are ill informed as there are a great number of federal statutes against murder. It is hard to win an argument when you come armed with fallacies. Please be sure to actually know what you're saying is true. You can google federal murder statutes, and get pages of US code on the subject.
DB07 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:26 AM
You're absolutely right Harrison, but too few people even know what overturning Roe v. Wade would do. It would merely return it to the states, where it should be, but the libs lie that such a court action would "outlaw abortion".
CVN65 Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:47 AM
I agree that the issue of abortion is a state and local issue, as are many, many other areas of interest undertaken (or usurped) by the Federal govt. I disagree that the vast majority of Americans believe abortion in the first trimester is not the intentional ending of a life. If they do believe this, it is because they have been indoctrinated into this point ad nauseum. Most are completely unequipped with any critical thinking skills that might help them to fully examine this issue. Do you know for how long the term "embryo" is used? Are you aware that by the end of the first trimester, the embryo stage has long passed? I will ask you the question that I ask all abortion supporters: At what point do you say no more abortions and why?
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 8:35 AM
It was the left-libs who made this a federal issue with Roe vs. Wade.

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...