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The Day Ahead: November 16

By on 11.16.09 | 5:30AM

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Comment of the day:

Reader Dai Alanye on Blue Dog Backfire:

Men are allowed to take human life for purposes of legal execution, war or self defense.

If we apply this to women—as I believe we should—the only justification for abortion would be self defense. If the mother's life is endangered by carrying the child to term, or the pregnancy is the result of rape, self defense is the issue.

Incest should not enter into it unless rape, either forcible or statutory, is involved.

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