Thursday, August 23, 2012
Will Saletan on Romney and Abortion
Slate: The Abortion Weathervane, by William Saletan:
Mitt Romney isn’t an extremist. He’s a symptom of your failure to make reproductive health a voting issue.
According to President Obama’s campaign, Mitt Romney is an abortion extremist. “Romney backed a proposal to outlaw all abortion, even in cases of rape and incest,” says the Obama campaign. He “supports the Republican Party platform, which … bans abortion without those exceptions.” He’s “in lockstep” with Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, who thinks abortion should be illegal even in cases of what Akin calls “legitimate” rape.
The good news, if you’re pro-choice, is that this isn’t true. . . .