Let me put this another way: Imagine I went around writing op-eds making the pro-choice case for John McCain. I could point out that Republican presidents have repeatedly failed to overturn Roe v. Wade on the rare occasions they have seriously tried. I could note that McCain in 1999 and perhaps at other times expressed concern about back-alley abortions and the consequences of overturning Roe in either the near or long term. I could argue on the basis of such isolated examples and his support for both expanded taxpayer funding of embryonic stem-cell research and federally funded fetal tissue research that, despite a long voting record and campaign promises to the contrary, he would actually increase access to legal abortion once in office. And heck, McCain has long supported legal abortion in cases of rape, incest, and when the mother's life is at stake.
Do you think anyone would take me seriously? Should they? If so, I would like to hear from the editors who are interested in these op-eds. Perhaps they might be in the market for a bridge I have to sell them, too.