Pragnatic Abortions

kewcomm1 at IX.NETCOM.COM kewcomm1 at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Nov 9 15:55:53 MST 1999

"...In the presidential campaign four years ago,the National Right to
Life Committee demanded that candidates speak out against abortion. At
one point, it circulated fliers referring to two candidates, Forbes and
Lamar Alexander, as  favoring abortion because the group viewed them as
not assertive enough on the issue. And the Christian Coalition upbraided
another candidate, Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Texas, for saying he would not
apply an anti-abortion litmus test when choosing a running mate..."
(From article by Richard L. Berke)

   And now, various "right to life" political entities are urging
their followers not to be too demanding of G.W.Bush to openly
define his anti-abortion stance for fear of didturbing the political
middle and losing their votes.

  In essence, "Be Pragmatic," the new battle cry of Pro Life forces
is now being sounded throughout the land.  If that's the way to win
in 2000, then so be it.  Forbes, Bauer, Keyes,, must
"understand" the political wisdom of that tact and "back-off."

   If G.W. selects a pro-choice V.P. to pragmatically balance his
ticket, "the silence of the lambs" will be interesting.

Kenneth E. Wyman

"One must fight, if only to have fought according to one's conscience"

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