TOLERATING INTOLERANCE

A SILLY G.O.P. DEBATE MASKS THE REAL PROBLEM WITH THE PARTY'S PRO-LIFE PLANK

Has Bob Dole even read the current Republican platform provision on abortion? The 1992 platform declares: "We believe the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life that cannot be infringed. We therefore reaffirm our support for a human life amendment to the Constitution, and we endorse legislation to make it clear that the 14th Amendment's protections apply to unborn children."

Over the years, almost all the controversy has focused on the constitutional-amendment issue. But neither Dole nor the media have had anything to say regarding that last clause, about the 14th Amendment. It's a bomb.

The 14th Amendment guarantees...

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