Romney/Ryan concede women’s right to control their bodies matters

Just noticed this post on Ed’s blog noting that Ryan has flip-flopped on abortion in cases of rape, and the campaign has now announced, “A Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape.” I just want to note that this is, in effect, a concession of the key pro-choice point that women’s right to control their bodies matters.

Not that I actually expect them to take this point to heart outside the narrow issue of abortion and rape. It’s just that it’s very hard to see a consistent way for them to take the position they have without admitting that, yes, the right of women to control their bodies really matters.

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