Former President Jimmy Carter yesterday condemned all abortions and chastised his party for its intolerance of candidates and nominees who oppose abortion. ....
Mr. Carter said his party's congressional leadership only hurts Democrats by making a rigid pro-abortion rights stand the criterion for assessing judicial nominees.
"I have always thought it was not in the mainstream of the American public to be extremely liberal on many issues," Mr. Carter said. "I think our party's leaders -- some of them -- are overemphasizing the abortion issue." ....
Mr. Carter said his party lost the 2004 presidential elections and lost House and Senate seats because Democratic leaders failed "to demonstrate a compatibility with the deeply religious people in this country. I think that absence hurt a lot."
Democrats must "let the deeply religious people and the moderates on social issues like abortion feel that the Democratic party cares about them and understands them," he said, adding that many Democrats, like him, "have some concern about, say, late-term abortions, where you kill a baby as it's emerging from its mother's womb."
I'm not the only one who noticed the snide pro-abortion slant to CSI. I disagree, though, about Grissom. First of all, he was chewing the woman out for being unprofessional. Second, the scripture he quoted could be used only to support abortion up to 18 days after conception. So though one could use that scripture to support, say, cloning, it pretty much comes down against induced abortion of a confirmed pregnancy.
Media Girl posts a bunch of comments by kids about why they don't think they ought to have had to involve their parents in their abortion decisions. I think they're more an argument in favor of parental involvement, since the kids in question don't show a spectacular maturity. They're just, well, kids.