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Why I Am Pro-Life

posted on October 29, 2012

Referring to statements made by Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, that pregnancies, even those produced as the result of a rape, “God intended to happen,” The New York Times’ Thomas Friedman writes, “hard-line conservatives have gone to new extremes lately in opposing abortion.” Friedman argues that being “pro-life” should be about more than opposing abortion without exception. “In my world, you don’t get to call yourself ‘pro-life’ and be against common-sense gun control—like banning public access to the kind of semiautomatic assault rifle, designed for warfare, that was used recently in a Colorado theater … You can call yourself a ‘pro-conception-to-birth, indifferent-to-life conservative.'”

Read at The New York Times