Except for any ethos Mitt Romney probably brings to the economic debate (being rich has that effect on people, for all I really know he knows economics like Hugh Hefner knows the dust emanating from his pores is an aphrodisiac) I've always been a bit uneasy about him. This weekend he didn't do himself any favors to assuage that uneasiness.
When it comes to abortion, Romney waffles so much Eggo should pay him for being a walking advertisement. Abortion won't, and shouldn't, be the primary issue of the next presidential election his position, or lack of one. However, this is a fantastic indicator of the McCain-esque clarity of message we could expect out of him.
It's too bad he's gone past the point of no return on this issue, I know someone he should have looked to for guidance when staking out a which side of the debate to join...
To each group we explained what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way—no matter how early it was performed it was taking life;
Circumcisions are barbaric, fur is murder, but abortion deserves ambiguity?
No, abortion is murder, too.
The surest sign this isn't debatable is the way liberals, and any pro-choicer, exploits man's hubris, pride, and narcissism by making the discussion about choice, or "reproductive rights." Some even have the audacity to rationalize it by saying a fetus is not a life (right, that's why groups like NARAL lose it when states want to require ultrasounds before abortions are performed).<>
The bottom line for
pro-choicers abortion fan club members is it can't be about ending life, because nobody wants to be a murder...they just want laws kept off their body.
Nevermind the laws aren't dealing with their body.
As long as there are diametrically opposing views on what life is, abortion will always be a polarizing issue...but maybe we can at least put it in a way that everyone from all perspectives can agree on...