The Point

The Point: What’s Good for Government Geese. . .

So ACLU, which is it? Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller will not defend Iowa’s new abortion law, because “his core belief” is that it will undermine the “rights and protections of women.” To his credit, Miller recommended that the state use a pro-life group to defend the law. That makes sense to me, because after all, if a state official can’t in good conscience carry out his or her own duties, then designating someone who can is cool, right? Hmm. Ask Kim Davis of Kentucky, or one of many county clerks and registrars who’ve declined to issue same-sex marriage licenses. The ACLU is cool with that, too—right? Ha! The ACLU had this to say about Kim Davis: “government officials … placing their personal views ahead of the Constitution and the rule of law is not acceptable.” So I’m waiting to hear the ACLU condemn Mr. Miller’s refusal to enforce the law because of his beliefs. But I won’t hold my breath. For more on faith and culture, visit  


John Stonestreet


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