On a 20 to 19 vote, the Democratic-led Senate agreed to an amendment proposed by [Gov. Robert F.] McDonnell (R) that would limit state funding for abortions to those performed in cases of rape or incest or when the life of the mother is at risk. Nothing in state law previously prohibited Medicaid-funded abortions in instances when the health of the mother was in jeopardy.
Sensible in that this is the actual anti-abortion position taken by most pro-lifers, rather than the straw-man set up by pro-deathers that is ‘underage raped-by-own-family victims in critical condition will have to resort to back alley black market abortionists or wire hangers – thanks to evil, evil Sarah Palin!’.
Also sensible in that it puts actual restrictions on the current post-Roe v. Wade environment where ‘health of the mother’ is loosely interpreted to include emotional health – meaning that a woman can abort her baby because she feels unhappy that the baby is unplanned, that she will have more responsibilities now, that the baby’s dad is a deadbeat no-show (if she even knows which guy got her pregnant) – whatever you wanna say, gal!