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  •  Precisely, which is why they hate this discussion (2+ / 0-)
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    Anti-abortionists who don't make exceptions for rape or incest are actually on a more solid moral ground, at least when it comes to a consistent idea about the life of a embryo. But the idea that government would force someone to carry the physical result of a rape or incest is just a political non-starter from the beginning.

    This is why they've come up with this whole "embryo's are citizens" argument. It neatly allows them to side-step the disturbing aspect by leaving it as a consequence rather than a goal.

    Akin sin was not in what he believes but in the fact that he was so bluntly honest about what the official Republican position on abortion means.

    •  Jaycee Dugard (1+ / 0-)
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      This is why they've come up with this whole "embryo's are citizens" argument. It neatly allows them to side-step the disturbing aspect by leaving it as a consequence rather than a goal.
      If Jaycee had escaped while pregnant, Republicans would have forced the teen to carry her pregnancy to term.
      Akin sin was not in what he believes but in the fact that he was so bluntly honest about what the official Republican position on abortion means.
      Right.  It's ok to be an ignorant asshole in the Republican Party.  But he has shown a bright spotlight on their ill thought out agenda.

      Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

      by Helpless on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 11:18:22 AM PDT

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