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John McCain just–to use Josh Marshall’s piquant phrase–“played the infanticide card.” It’s over. More later.

Update: Eric Zorn’s remarkable chronology on Born Alive and his summary; more from the Trib; Time‘s Michael Scherer on the Born Alive legislation; Steven Waldman’s reasoned criticism from Beliefnet; Factcheck.org; NYT‘s Check Point; Anthony Stevens-Arroyo on BAIPA.

Update II: Here’s the video, from TPM. As a TPM reader points out, scare-quoting “health” was an ill-considered gesture.