I don’t know what the deal is but Democrats can’t own up to reproductive rights. Especially politicians. Hillary hates the abortion issue. She wants abortion to be “rare but safe”. Any legislation introduced to make abortion “rare but safe”? Nada. Nothing. Will it be a core idea of her campaign for President? Of course not.
Hillary, rare but safe is how I want my steak prepared at Applebee’s.
Now Harry “Never Smiles” Reid (D-NV) is introducing legislation to “increase funding for family planning and to improve access for emergency contraception”. The article states he’s an abortion foe. So, how about this, Harry– if you guys don’t like abortion, how about proposing legislation that makes abortion illegal? Then we’ll see just how much of a foe you are?
Oh, but they can’t do that. Can you imagine the firestorm that NARAL would kick up? I’m sure Amy Richards would handcuff herself to his office door in protest. No way some rich old white man from Nevada is going to tell her she needs to buy the big jar of mayonnaise!
The article goes on to say what great support the bill has amongst the democrats and it infers that the legislation is “pro-life”. Reid’s press statement on the issue said:
“There are few more divisive issues in America today than abortion, but there is an opportunity to find common ground if we are willing to join together and seize it,” Reid said recently. “The rate of unintended pregnancies is unacceptably high.” Legislation such as his, he added, “can reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and the resulting abortions in America today.”
I’m sure that the legislation proposed is going to somehow miraculously reduce the abortion rate in the country. Well, I hate to mention it, but “emergency contraception” is abortion. What it does is it prevents embryonic implantation through a big hormone-bomb. An embryo was destroyed through conscious intervention by the mother & pharmacist. That’s still abortion. But you have to remember the abortion argument is all about labels, and the more non-human things sound, the more likely they are to be acceptable to the general public.
Embryo = just a bunch of cells = not a person.
Fetus = organism inside a womb = not a person .
Emergency contraception = induces miscarriage = not an abortion, it’s contraception!
The Democrats are also putting funding into issues for contraception (fine) and helping support mothers with at-risk and unintended pregnancies. It’s something the “Democrats are really getting into”.
But the problem still exists– abortion is legal. Democrats somehow think there’s going to be a “middle ground”. And all of this legislation is somehow going to make the pro-life sector thing, “Oh, yeah, they don’t want to abort all the babies now, so let’s vote for them now.”
It’s like someone coming up to me and saying, “OK, we are going to kill 5 million of every 15 million children born. What do you think?” I say that it sucks. Then they say, “OK OK. Sorry. How about 3 million?” Again I say no. Then they say, “How about this. We kill 3 million, but we give the other 12 million cute teddy bears.” And I will say, “What’s your problem?”
The issue still remains. Abortion is killing humans, and not just any humans, but the most fragile humans– children. We can’t compromise when it involves the deaths of so many innocents.
And the Democrats don’t get it. They never will, because it means giving up abortion. And abortion’s been their bread and butter issue amongst young women for a very long time.
In similar news, I left a note about abortion & the sanctity of life with Bob Geiger over at the PuffingTons Host. And, surprise surprise, my post was deleted. Again.
Conservative bloggers, for the most part, let all comments land on the boards. That’s the way I do it. All comments are allowed so long as their on topic. I don’t cut out opposite views. But Bob Geiger, along with many others, don’t get my posts. They’re censored.
It’s like they’re taking a page out of Al Gore’s book. Or is he taking one out of theirs? Stifle debate. That way it seems like nobody is disagreeing with you.