Thursday, January 07, 2010

It's all about the coalition, stupid!

One of the things that you read a lot out in the Winger blogs is that a majority of Americans don't support federal funding of abortion in a health care bill. That's not exactly true.

Some people don't support abortion funding as part of an acceptable comprehensive health care bill and some people don't support a comprehensive health care bill at all. Together, these two groups probably constitute a narrow majority.

The question is, are there enough people for whom abortion is really the only stumbling block to passage of meaningful health care reform to make a difference in the final outcome if abortion language is excluded?

Maybe, I kinda doubt it. The one issue, true believer, anti abortion people are a small group of weak sisters, tools and cranks, whom everyone else holds in contempt. Eventually they will figure that out and drink the Kool Aid.


Steve Harkonnen said...

But the inarguable fact stands alone and unable to debate:

Abortion is murder.

reddog said...

I don't give a shit about the little preborn souls, do you? Are you some kind of Sky Pilot now, Steve? Give'em back to God. He can repackage them and send them to India or the P.I. Always room for a few more babies there. I'd be willing to go with a 14 week gestational limit on abortion, if I was really pushed, the mother was healthy and the fetus wasn't reasonably established to be defective but I don't think many are done later than that anyway. Mostly I'd go along because it starts to get more complicated, expensive and risky for the mother after that.