June 27, 2011
20 weeks because...
"Several States now forbid abortion after 20 weeks," says the NY Times. Gee, and I thought Roe v. Wade settled the abortion issue! Not so.
The Right-To-Lifers have been using the abortion issue for fundraising, selecting candidates for appointment to the bench, and selecting candidates for president. And they are trying to scare doctors who perform abortions. It is harmful.
The latest trick is the use of fetal pain. RTL leaders think this is a winning political argument. "Fetal pain is something that people who are in the middle on the abortion issue can relate to," they say. In other words, RTL is not really concerned about fetal pain--they have created the issue to advance their cause. Shame on them.
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Ed, Roe v Wade specifically allows regulations after a certain point in gestation. (I don't recall the number but it might be 20 weeks.)
-David Blaska | Madison, WIsconsin | June 27, 2011
Yeah, abortion and gays will most likely be the Republican't agenda again. Add some fear and the voters will fall head over heals as they push and shove their ways to the polls so the conservatives can be put into place.
We have more pressing issues than abortion and gays. The conservatives know it, but they prefer to go for issues they can handle and that feed the frenzy of the narrow-minded and bigots.
Let's start identifying those issues which are important and which make a difference on who we are and where we are going. We need to rattle more than just a few cages. We need to clearly demonstrate that conservatives are taking away more than they are giving. Expose them for what they are.
-Franz Fripplfrappl | Madison | June 27, 2011
Abortion? I'd rather get rid of Prosser.
-Maria C | Middleton, Wisconsin | June 27, 2011