Bush and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban: an example of Prudence
At HMS Blog Mark posted his explanation for the deliberation with which President Bush is moving on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, and I wholeheartedly agree.
There's no point in rousing up the opposition by attacking the only thing they've refused to budge on. As Mark says, "When Bill Clinton and his acolytes were willing to sacrifice any and every other principle, there was one thing and one thing only they would not budge on: the sacrament of abortion."
Sadly, that's true. So why get them all fired up when there's another way to accomplish the same purpose, but in such a way that you avoid all this? Like Mark, I think that's what Bush is doing.