(National Review) — It’s a deeply felt conviction among liberals that they are the caring party. It’s not too much to say that liberals are quite confident that they are nicer, more moral people than conservatives.

It must require truly titanic powers of denial for the “moral” and “compassionate” party to maintain its position on abortion — a position that leads them into some macabre rationalizations. Consciences among the morally superior party are agreeably quiescent.

But recent headlines have not been similarly cooperative. In Florida the legislature is considering a variant of the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act,” which would require that abortionists provide medical assistance to infants who are “accidentally” born alive and kicking during an abortion. (Then–state senator Barack Obama vociferously opposed similar legislation in Illinois.)

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