In John and Christine’s absence, Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Eliana Johnson and COMMENTARY contributing editor and “The Reeducation” podcast host Eli Lake join the show to talk about Tuesday’s Republican primary elections and Kansas’s decisive rejection of a ballot initiative that would ban abortion. Also, we discuss the strangely apoplectic response to Nancy Pelosi’s stop in Taiwan, al-Qaeda’s new state, and taxpayer-funded crack pipes.

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  1. OwnedByDogs Coolidge

    Excellent podcast. I am a pro life Republican and consider abortion to be barbaric. However, I do not want to see what happened in Kansas happen elsewhere. Given a choice between a total ban on abortion and abortion without restrictions, I believe a lot of Americans will choose abortion without restrictions. In my opinion the right path to take is to present voters with a choice for a time limit restriction, hopefully the first trimester. Couple that with the FACT that an abortion means killing a child and a lot of minds could be changed. Abortion “rights” hinge on the “clump of cells” nonsense because if abortion kills a human child (and SCIENCE tells us that it does), it makes women and abortion practitioners into monsters. Especially in an age when contraception is easily available and effective.  

    How many times have I heard “there is no baby!” screamed back at me when I say, please consider the child. Women cling to that piece of unscientific fiction to salve their consciences and also that other pernicious fallacy that opposition to abortion will oppress women and lead us into a dystopian Handmaid’s Tale.

    It is all built on lies.


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