Monday, January 7, 2008

Quote of the day

"In the 2004 presidential debates, Senator John Kerry never sounded more ghoulish then when he was defending his position on abortion, often in the face of perfectly reasonable-sounding voters who were not happy with their country's regime of abortion-on-demand -- at any time, for any reason whatsoever.

"Democrats try various rhetorical devices to get around this voter discomfort. They say that abortions should be safe, legal, and, uh, rare. Or that they are personally opposed to abortion, but... they seek NARAL support anyway. Or that abortion is a matter that should be between a woman, her own personal Jesus, and her abortion doctor. Or, abortion is a matter best left up to conscience, not law.

"The final argument is darkly comic because it assumes a private notion of 'conscience' that those same politicians apply nowhere else."

— Jeremy Lott, "The Planned Parenthood Primary," The American Spectator