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Today, The New Republic‘s Denise Ross asks, “What’s the Matter with South Dakota?” (Short answer: Pro-life activists are whiny little pansies who are giving up the whole no-to-baby-killin’-crusade pretty soon to focus on more popular efforts, like stopping teh gayz).
In the piece, Rossquotes from a pro-life op-ed published in the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader penned by Allen Unruh, husband of Vote Yes for Life campaign leader Leslee Unruh. Writes Ross:
Despite their back-to-back defeats at the polls, the anti-abortion activists driving the abortion bans have vowed to charge forward. On election night 2008, Leslee Unruh, head of the Vote Yes for Life campaign, stood before TV cameras repeating her refrain from 2006 to “never concede” defeat as volunteers packed up chairs and swept floors behind her. In an op-ed piece for the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, her husband, Allen Unruh, compared the fight to end abortion to the fights to end slavery and racial segregation. “When we look back on history, our country now feels that public sentiment not only was reprehensible, but we have elected our first black president of the U.S.,” he wrote. “This is not the beginning of the end. It is the end of the beginning.”
Don’t you see? If these pro-life activists throw in the towel, America may never see its first fetus president. And that’s not an America I want to have been living in since conception.