Ask Howard: That’s Not Abortion! It’s a Health Care Decision

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean is trying to spin words like “abortion” and “choice” out of the Democratic Party vocabulary.

Dean said flatly on NBC-TV’s “Meet the Press” without even winking that the Democratic Party is not in favor of women having abortions or even a proponent of something called “choice.”

In fact, he said (and lightening did not strike) “I don’t know anybody who thinks abortion is a good thing.”

Dean said he simply believes “a woman has a right to make up her own mind about what kind of health care she gets.” Presumably, one day a woman decides that a couple of aspirin will do the trick; the following week, she goes for something else. Who’s talking about abortion?.

Get it: there is no abortion issue. It’s all about “health care.”

“We’d like to make abortion rare,” Dean said and then went for the Golden Spin Award of the Month by asking:

“Do you know that abortions have gone up 25 percent since George Bush was president?”

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