Monday, December 05, 2005

95-10: good, oversold, and can be improved

Via Jonathan Zaslof and The Carpetbagger, there's a plan to reduce abortions 95% through better contraception and adoption incentives, but also including a ban on late-term abortions.

It's a good idea. I see no way it'll reduce abortions 95%, but I do see a way to sell it politically: the politicians supporting it can say this idea will reduce the abortion rate (not by 95% though), that's a measurable trend, and if it doesn't in 4-6 years, they promise they won't run for re-election. I challenge my opponent to make a similar pledge about his position.

There should be a number of empirically-testable positions where Democrats differ from Republicans, and can make promises like this that Republicans will have to run away from.

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