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Opening Arguments

The leading edge

Here we are, in the vanguard:

USA Today on Friday examined efforts by abortion-rights opponents in Indiana to pass regulations at the county level to require doctors who perform the procedure to have admitting privileges at a local hospital after efforts to enact statewide legislation stalled. Some abortion-rights groups have said the strategy "might be the leading edge of a nationwide effort to limit access to the procedure" because some abortion clinics are staffed by physicians based elsewhere who likely do not have admitting privileges to local hospitals.

This is a pretty big deal no matter which side of the abortion debate you're on. When we interview candidates for city and county offices, we usually don't get into the social issues unless the candidates bring them up, because what to they have to do with such things? They get the roads paved and pay the police and louse up economic development and stuff like that. They don't control who gets abortions. Just goes to show . . .


Bob G.
Tue, 09/30/2008 - 11:55am

The pro-abortion people have dealt themselves a new card in their favor...something called the "right to PRIVACY".
This should be interesting to watch in months to come.

tim zank
Tue, 09/30/2008 - 5:53pm

I caught a clip of Ashley Judd last night bashing McCain/Palin and she used that phraseology, "A womans right to privacy"...

Gimme a break.