"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Sometimes the Truth Can Haunt an Argument

In debate regarding partial birth abortion (Denial Is a Senator from California):

To Barbara Boxer "What if, asked Santorum almost facetiously, in the course of the partial-birth abortion, the baby’s foot was inside the mother but the rest of the baby was outside. “Could that baby be killed?”'

Barbara Boxer's answer: '“I am not answering these questions.” Boxer informed Santorum that he (not she) was “losing his temper.”'

Santorum: '“Do you agree, once the child is born, separated from the mother, that that child is protected by the Constitution and cannot be killed?”'

Boxer: '“I think when you bring your baby home, when your baby is born . . . the baby belongs to your family and has rights.”'

In another debate from October 2003 Sen. Sam Brownback offered the picture of "pre-born Samuel Alexander Armas squeezing his doctor’s finger from his mother’s womb during a delicate emergency surgery."

Sen. Brownback asked Boxer, "if the picture represented a piece of property or '“the hand of a child.”'

“I am not a doctor, and I am not God" was her response.

These are tough questions to answer when the answer doesn't fit your argument.

A fetus by any other name is still human.

One more passing though; can you imagine being stuck with this mistake on the left?

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