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  •  This is actually perfectly logically consistent (2+ / 0-)
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    Every pro-lifer should take this position. Being pro-life, but granting rape and incest exceptions makes no sense at all.

    I am as pro-choice as they come. So i don't agree with it at all. But think about it this way.

    If you think that a 1 day old embryo is a person with a soul etc etc, you should adopt this position b/c the fetus had nothing to do with the rape or incest. It makes sense to grant an exception if the mother is going to die, because it's very likely in that case that both would die anyway.

    I disagree with Santorum on probably 100% of the issues. We should absolutely criticize his pro forced-birth positions for what they are. But they're certainly not hypocritical.

    When we stop putting leaders from the past up on pedestals and ignoring their flaws, we can start seeing our present leaders for what they really are.

    by PhillyJeff on Thu Jun 16, 2011 at 10:26:45 PM PDT

    •  Not really. My mom was diagnosed with (5+ / 0-)

      uterine  cancer when she was pregnant. She chose to continue the pregnancy even though the doctors told her that she and the baby would most likely die. This was in Reagan's California and she had the right to a medically necessary abortion.

      She said "no."  It's crazy. But she said no.

      Four decades later, my mom and sister are still 100% healthy. Mom had a complete hysterectomy immediately after they took my sister via C section.  I was little and dont remember much about her subsequent medical treatment. I was just excited to have a new sister.

      Not everyone chooses the life of the mother. Some who talk the talk actually walk the walk and place faith in God and know things will be ok.

      I don't get it. My mom's no crazy religious freak. But she wasnt about to terminate.

      And btw, my mom, a conservative and Catholic, would never presume to refuse another woman (or girl) the choice she
      had in 1969. So the Santorums to me are self-righteous selfish hypocrites. I easily could have been one of those kids who lost a mom. And I know my sister knows she easily could have been terminated. It's personal.

      So excuse me if I'm not quite so willing to be openminded about their "consistent" willingness to stick their noses into other families lives during crises.

      © grover. My sockpuppet is a fuzzy blue muppet.

      by grover on Fri Jun 17, 2011 at 12:44:10 AM PDT

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