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Which Party is Extreme on Abortion? They Both Are

stayathomemom Wrote: Aug 26, 2012 4:37 PM
Well, instances in which the life of the mother is in grave danger could be construed as "self-defense" or at least the defense of another person's life. However, in modern medicine such instances are EXCEEDINGLY rare, and the best course of action would be to advance medicine to a point that would eliminate entirely the necessity for choosing one life over another.

When it comes to abortion, which political party's views are more extreme?

Unless you've spent the past week as a stowaway on NASA's new Mars rover, the approved media answer is obvious: Republicans are the abortion fanatics. Between the furor over Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" gaffe and the GOP platform language calling for a constitutional amendment to undo Roe v. Wade, the Republicans have revealed themselves to be -- so The New York Times editorialized on Wednesday -- "on the most extreme fringes of American opinion."

The platform's silence on any exemptions for rape or incest, which critics swiftly dubbed...