On Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox's Marc Thiessen defends anti-abortion laws with no exceptions for rape

On Special Report with Bret Baier, Fox's Marc Thiessen defends anti-abortion laws with no exceptions for rape

Thiessen: "It's a horrible thing for anyone to be raped, but killing a second evil doesn't make that any better."

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From the May 17 edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier

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MARC THEISSEN (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR):  The life of the mother is the exception that everybody, every pro-life person accepts because you are not intending to take the life of the child, you're intending to save the life of the mother. In the case of rape or incest, which is a very small fraction of these cases, you don't have that situation. It's a horrible thing for anyone to be raped, but killing a second evil doesn't make that any better. 

There's a little bit of a false argument taking place over here, because first of all Republican legislatures have been passing laws restricting abortion for over a decade now because during the Obama years, Republicans had an unprecedented takeover of state legislatures. 

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