Sunday, August 31, 2008

Like Clockwork: No Exceptions

It's time for another GOP convention so it also must be time for the quadrennial no exceptions fest. No rights for gays, no exceptions! No reproductive rights for women, no exceptions! Yada, yada, yada.

So while South Dakota is attempting to pass our annual anti-choice law, this time with rape, incest, and mother's health exemptions, the GOP will again take it even farther with their usual no-exceptions language written into the party platform. This despite the fact that many would prefer at least some exceptions including the party's own presumptive nominee.
The Republican Party platform this year will reassert the party’s opposition to abortion. And again it will not allow for exceptions in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother, even though Senator John McCain, the presumptive presidential nominee, has long called for such exceptions.

It appears that the GOP will follow their SOP which shows that despite the somewhat moderate John McCain's impending nomination, his choosing an unknown no exceptions pro-life VP and his inability to soften the abortion language means the far right still controls the puppet strings.

But then again, should anyone be surprised?

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