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Graham's abortion bill defies logical argument


Graham's abortion bill defies logical argument
NewsBusters (blog)

What led Graham to believe himself on historyâs side was his introduction of legislation banning all abortions after five months. But while the verdict of the ages has yet to be returned, Graham, a GOP presidential candidate, certainly is not on the right side of logic.The procedures Graham seeks to ban account for less than 1.5 percent of all abortions in America, and those are often the most difficult cases, such as the woman who discovers late in pregnancy that she has cancer. Even in the extremely unlikely event Graham were to convince his colleagues and President Obama to agree to the bill, it would barely make a dent in the number of abortions. By contrast, if Graham were to support efforts to make contraception cheaper and more widely available, the number of abortions would almost certainly plummet.

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