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Drawing a Line


Harold Pollack writes at The New Republic site: “I have written before about people I respect who hold pro-life views, and the need for mutually respectful dialogue on these issues. I have less respect for people who use economic pressure to restrict abortions among low-income women, when more privileged Americans would not for a moment tolerate such restrictions applied to people like themselves.” So it’s one thing to “hold pro-life views.” Taking those views so far as to oppose federal subsidies to finance abortion coverage: That’s over the line. Pro-lifers are on notice about the conditions for getting Pollack’s respect.