Thursday, February 26, 2004

I'm convinced they're doing this out of the goodness of their hearts and not to undermine abortion rights.

If not for the abortion thing, I could almost get on board with this. At first glance, this seems contradictory with being pro-abortion. But it isn't, since abortion rights come down to the mother choosing to end the pregnancy, and not someone else. Since we can't get away from the not-so-thinly veiled attempt to fuck with abortion rights, I can't get behind this and am much more in favor of the alternative.

Did I say pro-abortion up there? I meant pro-choice.

If it's not about abortion, then why do you think that pro-life groups are so in favor of this? Probably not because they see it as a potential future tool to be used against abortion rights. If it's not about abortion, then why can't the supporters of this bill instead support the alternative one crime/harsher penalty alternative for attacks on pregnant women? Again, it's probably not because they know this will be useful legal fodder somewhere down the road.

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