It is a perfectly respectable position to say that you oppose abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother while also arguing that the states are the appropriate jurisdiction to enact such legislation. That would leave states free to reach other determinations until such time as there is a sufficient cultural consensus in favor of life that every state would pass pro-life laws. It is such a reasonable position that it is my own. Laws protecting life in later stages are mainly passed at the state rather than the federal level. I see no inconsistency in Thompson’s answers.
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