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The Republican Rape Dilemma

HornIt Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 1:39 AM
It really shouldn't matter. What matters is he believes life begins at conception, which is a reasonable position to hold, not to mention a mainstream position to hold. The awareness that life is happening inside there is intuitive to most couples who've been through pregnancy and anybody can observe that by watching a typical pregnant couple. It can also be observed through the emotional turmoil and regret that woman who've undergone abortions commonly live with. Beyond that, uncertainty should be enough to lead one to the default position of protecting it as human life. And once that premise is established, the decisions about "exceptions" for ending it should be easy to follow.

As Richard Mourdock’s Indiana Senate fate hinges on how voters absorb his views on rape, all conservatives have an opportunity for a look in the mirror.

Just how pro-life do we want to be?

The Mourdock controversy is nothing like Todd Akin’s self-inflicted wound in Missouri, the result of an embrace of just plain bad medical information.

Mourdock is in hot water for accurately (if not particularly skillfully) articulating what God instructs about the life of the unborn.

If he is on politically shaky ground, it is because he had the courage to stand on the...