A commenter here at SA (and many thousands of people before him) recently wrote:
Perhaps with a bit of reflection, Joe, you may realize that support for abortion rights is quite a different thing from support for abortion.
Does this type of statement make sense in any other case? If not, why do people think it makes sense in the case of abortion? Let’s try substituting some other practices, and see how it holds up.
Perhaps with a bit of reflection, you may realize that support for the right to rape is quite a different thing from support for rape.
Read the whole thing.
(Via Southern Appeal.)