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  •  Because this is the precursor (2+ / 0-)
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    to them saying we don't even need an incest exception with abortion. No exceptions at all.

    And if they convince people that it's rare then maybe they can get away with it.

    •  I understand that. I'm just pointing out that we (0+ / 0-)

      don't use that reasoning with anything else. It doen't matter whether it's rare or not. It has to with how you respond to victims.

      I've never been conservative, nor are any of my close friends, so it's hard for me to understand how they think. I can't wrap my mind around it. The best I can understand is that conservatives are beholden to any type of authority and any questioning of people in authority, in this case parents and other older relatives, undermines their world view. That's the only thing I can think of.

      I do understand how his comment about it being rare is damaging. I don't mean to deny that. But even if it were rare, the attitude of conservatives still makes no sense.

      On a logical level, it seems like a non-sequiter. "What about victims of incest?" "Oh, that's rare." That still doesn't answer the question.

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