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The real motivations (or hang-ups) of the anti-abortion crowd are becoming clearer, and more ridiculous. I think the argument can be made that their aversion to a woman's reproductive rights was never really about the grotesque misconception that abortion is murder. They just don't like reproduction or rights.
As Obama approaches a sensible middle-road -- reducing the need for abortions -- he's catching some silly opposition to the packaging of the deal. See, to do this we need some actual, honest-to-God sex education, not this unrealistic abstinence drivel. But the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships says it'll be forced to oppose this because they oppose federal dollars for contraception and comprehensive sex education, according to U.S. News & World Report
So, there you have it. A method that would actually be successful in reducing the numbers of unwanted pregnancies and, in effect, the number of abortions is rejected by the anti-abortion-ers because they're squeamish about sex. If you're a thinking person, I don't need to point out how completely retarded this is (which I just did).
This is what Obama gets for trying to find common ground with religious wackos who won't give an inch because of their pent up, dysfunctional hang-ups with sex.