Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Roe, Roe, Roe Your Boat

Doug Wilson offers an interesting perspective on the abortion ban that was recently passed by the South Dakota legislature, for pro-lifers who fear it was an over-reach:
...[I]ncrementalism does not work unless there is a significant group of people who want it all now. Pro-lifers should take a look at the leftist playbook. The incrementalists are the ones who make it happen. The hard-liners are the reason it happens. And one thing you will almost never see -- because leftists have incrementalism figured out -- is an incrementalist green (to take one example) apologizing for a hard-liner green. They don't do that, because they understand how it works.

For all the incrementalists who want to nibble Roe to death, God bless you. Get back to your nibbling. It is your work that will ultimatley prevail. And if South Dakota (and about fifteen other states) show that they don't want anything to do with abortion, and they don't want anything to do with it now, don't start wringing your hands. The hardliners are the only reason you have any traction at all, and the more vocal and influential they are, the better it is for you. If you don't apologize.
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