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sharesunited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-21-08 10:09 AM
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2. The definitive factor in Roe is biological viability upon separation.
This is the threshold where you will find the political center in this country.

It is the compromise which pro and anti-choice forces have both grudgingly been required to accept, because the principle appeals to common sense as a place to draw the line.

However, advances in medical technology are pushing that threshold earlier and earlier, favoring the anti-choice position. (Follow this to the logical conclusion that the state has a compelling interest in your genetic material, and this leads to the state owning all of our hides.)

Couple that with the controversy over whether there should be a uniform standard from sea to shining sea, or whether it is a matter for the individual state legislatures to decide. (Appeals to people's sense of "home rule.")

The Obama infanticide smear is absurd but effective. You can only take comfort from knowing that he favors a uniform national standard and that he has the courage and vigilance to fight against the chipping away of reproductive self-determination by even the most stealthy and insidious means.


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