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Another Silver Lining


Colorado “fetal personhood” amendment goes down in flames.

This illustrates that abortion is like federal spending cuts; criminalizing abortion requires focusing on the abstract rather than the specific. “Pro-lifers” can be a pretty sizable group in the abstract, but start talking about constitutional amendments that would actually make obtaining abortions a serious criminal offense and require that sanctions not be applied selectively and support for criminalization vanishes as quickly as support for spending cuts vanishes if it’s ever made clear that this means “slashing defense, Medicare and Social Security” rather than “limiting welfare recipients to one Cadillac a year.”

It’s also nice to all-purpose winger Ken Buck go down to ignominious defeat.

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