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Back in July 2009, DA Jane had a post asking whether or not abortion was acceptable for a heroine in romance.

As you can see, 70% of the voters said yes, it’s acceptable, and 30% said no, it wasn’t.

The whole question of abortions etc, has been a hot topic in America for the last couple of years, so I wonder if the result would change much now?

I feel exactly the same way as I did in 2009, if it’s handled carefully, then yes, why not?

I then asked myself whether I’d read a book where the heroine had an abortion, and honestly, I’m not sure. I guess once again, it depends on the book.

It was far easier for me to say yes to whether or not it’s acceptable, but somehow much harder to say whether I would actually pick up a book where the heroine had an abortion. The first question is almost asking me whether I’m pro-choice or not, and the second question seeks to determine whether I’d walk the talk.

I guess it’s similar to people saying they would like more “multi-cultural” books, but then just going back and reading the types of books that they always read, ya know, the ones featuring two white people on the front of the cover…

Anyway, how would you guys answer both questions now?

(By the way, never, Google ‘abortions’ using Google Images. Seriously, don’t do it. *vom*.)

I got this story from Alan Colme’s Liberaland blog.

Alan writes:

Michael John Kobulnicky, the public relations director for the San Diego Tea Party, was arrested Thursday (via PoliticusUSA).

According to East County Magazine, Michael John Kobulnicky is accused of offering a woman a ride on February 25, but instead of taking her home, he drove to secluded island, pulled the victim out of the vehicle, sexually assaulted her, and left her in the sand. San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown said, “He dragged her out of the car and sexually assaulted her pretty brutally.”

East County Magazine reports:

“He dragged her out of the car and sexually assaulted her pretty brutally,” San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown told ECM news partner 10 News in late February, shortly after the February 25 assault occurred…

After Kobulnicky’s arrest, the San Diego Tea Party issued a statement indicating that Kobulnicky took leave the group in January for personal reasons and had not been in touch since then, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He has been removed from his position while the legal process runs its course, the statement said, adding that “”Our hearts and our thoughts go out to the victim.”

…According to his website, Kobulnicky supports Christian values, is a father of five sons, and is co-founder and president of the National Council of Americans, Inc, a nonprofit that helps youths.

…He is charged with rape, kidnapping, and forcible sex with a foreign object. Evidence includes surveillance video shot at a local convenience store shortly before the kidnapping occurred. Kobulnicky is being held without bail pending arraignment on Monday.

Good Christian values eh? Indeed…

What a horrific individual. Glad he got caught.