Following up on CBS worrying about Republicans satisfying the "conservative right wing" on abortion: At the Daily Kos, Saturday's Open Thread by Dante Atkins kissed up to Kos founder Markos Moulitsas, hyping his "American Taliban" attack line again, this time about H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Atkins can't imagine why anyone wouldn't want their tax dollars going to the exercise of the heroic right to abortion, especially after statutory rape:
It's the type of thing that really makes you wonder what's wrong with people. Is it any wonder that women tend to vote for Democrats? The GOP thinks that unless you were hogtied or had a knife brandished at you, you deserve whatever you get. Why not just put women in a burqa, assign them a male relative as an escort, and be done with it? Then the transition to American Taliban can be complete.
Atkins thinks it's awful that an adult would have sex with a middle-schooler, and that the villain of this piece becomes the Republican politician who won't make that sickness "whole" by funding the inevitable abortion with taxpayer dollars. As she publicizes the latest palaver from NARAL boss Nancy Keenan, Michelle Goldberg at the Daily Beast also finds this evidence of "a startling new extremism in the GOP."
Earlier, the Kosmonaut with the byline "Meteor Blades" suggested pro-lifers could still get their own abortions (as if they were all hypocrites):
The sisters, wives and daughters of John Boehner, Chris Smith and other affluent Americans will always have access to safe, professional abortions even if Roe v. Wade is reversed tomorrow. They can afford to fly out of the country if need be. So, despite their "moral" camouflage, the Hyde Amendment and Smith's No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act are not only an attack on women's rights, but also a blatantly class-based attack on those rights. Pregnant women without money are coerced into giving birth.
Wesley Smith has the pro-life side covered here.