Championing fatherhood rights for rapists would seem to be a politically suicidal position for any candidate for office in America. But this year's GOP nomination race seems to be testing this, in a big way.
"Of course jobs and getting Americans working again is the number one issue facing the country," said Bachmann. "But, amidst those goals, we cannot settle for a candidate that doesn't stand up for the sanctity of life and humanity."
It makes little sense to reject pacifism, to insist abortion is morally equivalent to the organized slaughter of millions of children and then to say that violence should never be used to end abortion.
Bob Enyart, a local anti-abortion radio-show host, is planning a national campaign to convince GOP primary and caucus voters of this: "When Mitt Romney says he's a pro-family, pro-life conservative, he is a liar."
The truth is that H.R. 3 breaks sharply with longstanding federal abortion policy in ways that could significantly impact people's health insurance and set a precedent that jeopardizes funding for many faith-based organizations.