Late-Term Abortion Bill No War on Women

With poll numbers placing him 14th out of 15 Republican presidential candidates with measurable results, Senator Lindsey Graham needed to do something to get attention. His answer was to push for the Senate to adopt a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, a move that might endear him to many evangelicals and other conservatives who might otherwise be inclined to think the foreign policy hawk something of a squish on domestic issues. That’s infuriated other Republican senators as well as some party establishment figures that think the mere mention of abortion is a dangerous distraction for the GOP. From their point of view, Graham’s insistence on getting a vote on the measure is an unforced error that will give Democrats an excuse to rerun their fake “war on women” campaign theme in 2016 and possibly cost the Republicans the Senate or a chance at winning the White House. But while this is a political maneuver with no chance of becoming law, liberals are wrong to think they sweep the country by defending the right to abort infants that may well be viable outside the womb. As much as the left may think the word “abortion” is a rallying cry that will help them make political hay under any circumstances, the truth about late-term procedures is not as much of a political winner as they think.

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