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Which Party is Extreme on Abortion? They Both Are

Xfranman Wrote: Aug 27, 2012 9:10 PM
God doesn't poll people in order to determine what is morally right &just. He certainly doesn't ask the media. And He doesn't ask you. Or me. Sometimes you just say what you believe w/ your heart &let the chips fall where they may. That may not be true in the Globe newsroom. Certainly never at the New York Times. Perhaps that's why that word "extreme" has become a media frisbee, tossed w/ ease ®ularity.

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...