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

HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 4:32 PM
Science doesn't prove what constitutes personhood. It only proves that at conception, two gammet cells merge to form a new combination of DNA. How does that combination constitute a human being? DNA is not what makes us human. DNA isn't even required for something to be considered alive. Bacteria doesn't have DNA, but it's still considered a living thing. There are a lot of forces at work in life. Why is DNA an appropriate standard?

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...