Let’s keep this in GQ territory, please.
In last night’s Presidential debate, McCain criticized Obama for voting against a bill in the IL Senate that would have required medical personnel to provide life-saving medical care for any fetus that survived a late-term abortion. Obama’s response was that he voted against the bill in part because there was no measure allowing for late-term abortion if the mother’s life or health were in danger.
Now some places, like El Salvador, prohibit abortion even if the mother’s life is in danger. But I was surprised to see McCain defend the lack of an exception for danger to the mother’s life. What proportion of Americans overall, and what proportion of Americans who oppose legal abortion, would support such a restrictive law?