Rob Port @ Say Anything:
Remember when liberals were flipping out about a “war on women” because certain Republican candidates didn’t think abortion was ok in instances of rape?
Well stand by for those same liberals to flip out because Obama’s pick for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagle, doesn’t support abortion in instances of rape.
Here it comes. Any minute now.
When he announced his candidacy for Senate, Hagel said that he opposed abortion except to protect the life of the mother and in cases of rape and incest. Hagel decided he didn’t believe that exclusion for rape were necessary after studying the issue near the end of his campaign.
“I am pro-life with one exception — the life of the mother. I oppose taxpayer funded abortions. We must promote adoption and support the strengthening of American families. I will vote with and support the pro-life movement,” Hagel said in a piece of 1996 campaign literature, according to the Omaha World Herald.
Then Senate-candidate Hagel said that he “tightened” his position on abortion after he said he discovered that abortion in the case of rape and incest are “rare” according to multiple local press reports.
“As I looked at those numbers, if I want to prevent abortions, I don’t think those two exceptions are relevant,” Hagel said, according to the Omaha paper.
NARAL has already given Hagel a pass on opposing abortions in military hospitals. No word yet on whether or not the grievance mongers in the feminist left will be able to stretch their blind loyalty to Obama to cover this latest development, however.