“I think Democrats and Republicans in Congress are interested in making sure that pregnant women and unborn children in this country can be properly protected,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in February. Both parties want to protect unborn children from disease-carrying mosquitoes, but the bipartisanship breaks regarding Planned Parenthood. If an unborn child is a person here but it isn’t there, we have a huge problem transcending logic.
This emotional parsing suggests that emotion isn’t the best foundation for law. Emotion led many Americans to think blacks weren’t persons despite logic, science and moral reasoning.