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Attitudes on abortion, rape under scrutiny

August 24, 2012
The Marietta Times

We all have family and friends with different religious, moral, ethical, and political views on abortion. Abortion is a very personal issue and I fully respect each person and value their opinion. However, I do not know anyone who believes that abortion should be criminalized for cases of rape or incest. We all thought this issue was settled years ago. Unfortunately, it has been brought back into the political debate. On Aug. 21, 2012, the Republican National Committee unanimously adopted a policy to support a constitutional amendment to legally ban all abortions including those for victims of rape and incest. The amendment will also ban the procedure in emergency situations to save the life of the mother. Their proposed constitutional amendment would have no exceptions - period!



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