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New Poll Finds Most Americans Are Pro-Life

kgriggs Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 10:12 PM
The Republican Party Platform on abortion is evidence of what was once the fronge pof the party becoming mainstream. The Akin-Ryan view, adopted by the party platform, says that when your daughter is gang raped by a pack of thugs, the government must force her to bear the offspring of one of her gang rapists.
z Wrote: Aug 25, 2012 10:30 PM
There's a name for this political strategy, although its name alludes me.

The crux of it is - give far-right extremists enough of the spotlight, and you can slowly move the center more towards the right, especially if the new "center" vocally condemns those extremists (but is silently sharing the same agenda). That's why you see EVERY major right wing name in the business publicly shaming Akin, from the lowly Coulter to the lofty Romney.

Sure, it's a sacrifice of the few for the many, but you know what they say about making omelettes...

A brand new CNN survey shows a supermajority of Americans want abortions proscribed in all or most circumstances (via LifeNews):

The survey asked: “Do you think abortion should be legal under any circumstances, legal under only certain circumstances, or illegal in all circumstances?” Some 62 percent want abortions illegal in all cases or legal only in certain instances while just 35% want abortions legal for any reason.

Breaking down the question further, CNN asked, “Do you think abortion should be legal in most circumstances or only a few circumstances?”

Here, 52 percent took a pro-life view saying...