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

M444ss Wrote: Nov 14, 2012 9:22 PM
And most pro-lifers believe that the unborn IS a human life. If your position is correct, then abortion should be okay, but... 1) How do you decide when a fetus becomes a life? Viability outside the womb can't be valid b/c it’s not constant. Technology has made viability possible sooner; so, the viability test is arbitrary. 2) The woman’s right argument supposes that a woman's right to convenience has priority over a baby’s right to life; however, if the fetus is not a human life, then no special right is necessary. Rather than making up a special right for women to justify killing a baby, why don’t pro-choicers state the position honestly: "One can abort a fetus b/c it’s not a human life, it’s just a parasite."

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...