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Tag: mitt romeny

Aug.
29th

ABORTION: No need for a rape ‘exception’

Michael Smerconish urges Mitt Romney to challenge the Republican Party’s rigid plank on abortion and insist that there should be an exception for rape (TNT, 8-29). Romney needs an “exception” because he doesn’t challenge the platform’s philosophical underpinning – that “life begins at conception.”

In my view, that core principle needs to be challenged. Women should have broad control over early term abortion without exception because the creation of man cannot be reduced to a mere biological event. The majesty and mystery of human life is trivialized when we equate man with a single call – the equivalent of

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