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Durbin: What Is Extreme?


Sen. Dick Durbin is making an impassioned speech about letting women make the “agonizing decision” whether to have an abortion: “we should be very careful we don’t make that a crime except in the most extreme circumstances.”

Hmmm….What might “extreme circumstances” be? Maybe:
partially delivering a late term, viable baby who can feel pain, so that her head is outside her mother’s body, then puncturing her skull with blunt scissors and vacuuming her brains out? What do you think?


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