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  •  Just a caution about this line of argument (0+ / 0-)

    Let's be careful not to make the argument about whether rape exceptions are the issue - that shifts the debate to where banning abortions is acceptable, as long as there is the rape and/or mother's health exception.

    This whole diary, as I read it, was about not making the rape exception or mother's health exception the issue, but rather a woman's fundamental right to choose.

    It's like arguing over whether or not it is ok to torture people who have been denied habeas corpus. As repugnant as torture is, that argument is a distraction from the fundamental issue - the right to habeas corpus.

    Careful we don't let tricky right-wing framing distract us from the real issues as our freedoms slip away.

    One day posterity will remember, this strange era, these strange times, when ordinary common honesty was called courage. -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

    by RandomActsOfReason on Sat Sep 13, 2008 at 04:59:15 PM PDT

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