Pro-consistency

Over this past weekend, I caught a television ad by a committee supporting incumbant Michigan Democratic governor Jennifer Granholm. The spot focused on opposing Republican challenger Dick DeVos' anti-abortion stance.

I was only half paying attention... but I did notice once they mentioned he is pro-life, they added this tagline with a scary, ominous voice-over: "...even in the case of rape and incest."

No matter where you stand on abortion, if someone absolutely believes that life begins at conception, wouldn't it make sense that this person would consistently cover all the means the fetus came to be, no exceptions? It would actually appear decidely inconsistent if DeVos told the world he believes the fetus is a human life equal to that of a newborn, yet contend that abortion is "OK" if it was the result of a late-night shagging between sister and brother.

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