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Posted on The Left's War on Ann Romney and Women

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#1 posted 04-20-2012 06:29 PM

I didn’t view the video. Is there more to “the Left’s War on Women” than Hilary Rosen’s remark about Ann Romney not working a day in her life? At worst a petty criticism, not hardly a vicious attack. Frankly, Mrs. Romney probably is not the leading authority on the perspectives of mothers that also work outside the home, nor on the perspectives of economically challenged mothers. But that is not to say her opinions are not valid.

On the other side of the coin, I don’t buy into any attempt to demonize Mitt Romney for his statements (as governor, I suppose) that welfare mothers should also receive child care support and be required to work outside the home. Not sure whether this is optimal or even practical policy, but it strikes me as a genuine effort to do the right thing. I could vote for that.

I agree with Joe in that I also wish abortion was not a campaign issue. But it most certainly is a governmental issue – to draw an appropriate line between the rights of the expectant mother and the rights of the child. That line has to be somewhere later than conception and earlier than full-term. But there is no perfect answer. Every situation where abortion is considered is a tragedy, often with no “good” option. We should all accept that, and leave the final decision, as much as we can, to the individuals most impacted by it. Several States are shamefully meddling in this painful decision – and have clearly demonstrated that state govermnents are too irresponsible on this issue.

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