Partial Birth Act Upheld
emaltz at camden.rutgers.edu
Thu Apr 19 10:28:22 PDT 2007
I am perfectly willing to believe that support for the pro-life position is
correlated with conservative policies generally--with all that entails. My
problems is with those a) treat supporters of the pro-life position as a
monolith for other purposes and/or b) conflate political views with the
ways in which people conduct themselves generally.
At 10:52 AM 4/19/2007 -0500, Judith Baer wrote:
>However, look at the legislative agenda of anti abortion polticians and
>activists. Their polemics do not include anything about making sure that
>the chlidren they push women to deliver will be well taken care of --
>instead the standard "conservative" line is to both cut abortion and cut
>saftey nets for the poor.
>I refer everyone toJean Reith Schroedel, IS THE FETUS A PERSON? (Cornell,
>2000.) She finds that state anti-abortion legislation is not positively
>correlated with safety nets or oltherlaws that treat the fetus as a persdon,
>such as criminalpenalties for third-party fetal killing. However,
>restrictive abortion laws were negatively correlated with laws protecting
>the rights of children.
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