Abortion is probably one of the most, if not the most, emotionally charged subject in American politics. From before Roe vs. Wade to present day, abortion is a lightning rod when it comes to debate regarding when life begins and if a woman has the right to end life, pre-term. There are those that say pro-life can be equivocated in satisfaction of pro-choice ideology via three exceptions; rape, incest, danger to the life of the mother.

Trump says he is pro-life, but he also supports those three exceptions. Those are some turbulent and muddy waters to wade in. Particularly when you consider that the past president of Planned Parenthood, Dr. Alan Guttmacher, takes issue with the notion that a mother’s life can be so at-risk that the termination of her pregnancy is among the few ways to save her;

“Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal illness such as cancer or leukemia, and, if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save, life.”

Likewise, former Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop is on record in this regard;

“In my thirty-six years in pediatric surgery I have never known of one instance where the child had to be aborted to save the mother’s life.”

That seemingly takes the wind out of the sails for the life-of-the-mother argument.

So what about rape? Rubio says less than 1% of abortions are performed because of rape. Is he right? Who knows? We do have the morning-after-pill, or Plan-B, and post-rape trauma care that can prevent pregnancy.

Incest? Obviously, abortion is a consideration of some as a means to address the situation. Unfortunately, it takes something already horrific and turns it into nightmarish.

The question to ask yourself is whether or not you think Trump is pro-life? If elected president, would you support his premise, as he supports the three exceptions to the abortion funding rule?

h/t: CNS News

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