Posts Tagged ‘abortion
Something has been bothering me ever since sitting through the DNC (besides the throbbing headache I got from all the yelling and screaming.) What is bothering me is the Democrats insistence that everything they do is for “the middle class.” This is a term that is widely used but never defined. Who are the middle class? In my opinion the middle class are all of us out here in the flyovers just trying to live our lives without some government cone-head dictating how many stalks of asparagus we need to eat with every meal. We’re the ones who get up in the morning, commute to a job or a business we built, put in an 8-15 hour day, raise kids, go to ballgames, coach little league, go to church on Sundays, volunteer at coat drives, pay a mortgage, own a car, see a blockbuster movie over the summer and like it, go to Chili’s and eat a Bloomin’ Onion and like it, have one or more rifles, shotguns or handguns handed down from a beloved relative, have been hunting or have eaten something freshly killed at some point in our lives.
So it puzzles me when I hear the Lefty Democrats trying to court “the middle class.” They HATE us.
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This is the most profound “pro-life” candidate’s commercial I’ve ever seen, because (to my knowledge) it’s the only one that has ever been made by an OB/GYN.
Yes, I’m one of those people who is an anti-abortion yet pro-choice voter. As a libertarian, I’m pro-choice on pretty much every social issue–make your choice, and deal with the consequences. That’s all I ask. So though I doubt that I personally could have an abortion, I don’t think it’s my place to tell another woman what to do.
Yes, a human life is created at conception. That is a cold-hard-fact question of biology. I am less clear as to the nascency of the legal personhood. That is a subjective question of philosophy, ethics and (in many cases) religious beliefs.
This commercial from GOP Frontrunner Ron Paul puts this issue into heartbreakingly real-world terms. Some critics have said that it is too graphic. But I agree with Dr. Paul that we should be able to talk about this issue. I also agree with him that it should be dealt with at the state level, not the
local federal level.
I like to think that civility is a characteristic that is shared by Republican and Libertarian voters (as opposed to the shriekers on the Left.) I like to believe that we can disagree without insulting each other. Can we have a respectful conversation about abortion in America? Is that even possible?
I like this little ad. The Susan B. Anthony List ( a pro-life advocacy group) is planning to hit Obama hard in key battleground states by pointing out the undying love that Obama has for funding abortions…with taxpayer dollars.
I’m sure this is just one of many ads that will point out the obvious lies that the American people are being told by this White House. Didn’t Obama sign an Executive Order that would ban any federal dollars from funding abortions? Why then did he turn around and add (as part of Obamacare) a “high risk” insurance pool for Pennsylvania that would allow those in the pool to have an abortion…courtesy of the American taxpayer?
Underhanded and crooked doesn’t even begin to describe this White House.
Neal Boortz ( Mr. Libertarian extraordinaire) was all over this subject on his radio show this morning.
Georgia State Representative Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta) just introduced a new bill to the legislature called HB 1. This bill is basically an anti-abortion bill. It is extremely rigid with almost no wiggle room and it’s causing the lefty loons to go berserk. His bill defines the beginning of life as the moment of conception and any person who ends that life shall be guilty of murder….period. Now…I am a very devout Catholic pro-life gal and I think abortions are wrong but I think this bill goes too far.
For instance….Mr. Franklin wants all miscarriages to be investigated unless they occurred in the presence of a doctor. So in other words, if you miscarry at home, you could be investigated and you would have to prove that you did nothing to cause that miscarriage. If you took a sleeping pill or if you had a glass of wine then you would have to prove that neither of those things caused you to lose your baby…or you could be charged with murder.
This is the kind of political madness that I am worried about in 2012. I may be opening up a can of worms by saying this but…here goes….
In 2012, we (tea partiers, conservatives etc) have got to define who we are by defining what we want for our country and we have to prioritize. Abortion is an important issue for a lot of people but it will not be the downfall of this country. We can not risk losing the independent vote by supporting bills like the Georgia HB 1. Abortion has been around for a long time and there will be time to deal with it when the more dire matters are handled. We have to outline very precise goals that will put this country back on track. Here are the things that would be first and foremost on my “to do” list…
1. National debt reduction
2. Job creation…. private sector …NOT government
3. Terrorism and Islamic extremism
4. Border security and much stricter anti illegal immigration laws
5. Drill Baby Drill
Of course, there are many other things that need to be done ( union extinction, for example) but abortion should not be a top priority. Our tremendous debt is weakening us and it’s what will cause our demise if we do not take care of it….immediately. To put it bluntly…our demise could possibly usher in the reign of Islam. As Abraham Lincoln so nobly put it…we are “the last best hope” of earth. We can’t afford to kick the can down the road where our national debt is concerned but we can kick the can down the road with the abortion issue.
Save it for another day.
I HATE it when actors and actresses do things like this. I really like the TV show “House” but I will never be able to watch it again thanks to this nitwit. It just won’t be the same. Everytime I see her pathetic face on the screen, I’ll want to throw something at it. Of course MoveOn.org is responsible for this ad. Do they mention that there are alternatives to abortion? Adoption?
Of course not.
Because they’re MoveOn.org
I am issuing a warning about this post….it is gruesome and disturbing.
Yesterday, a Philadelphia judge ruled that murder charges would move forward against Dr. Kermit Gosnell and 9 of his abortion clinic staff. This is one of the most horrific murder cases that I have ever seen. I can not get my mind wrapped around the fact that there are actually people out there that are this evil. I know we read about all sorts of gruesome things that people do but to do these things to tiny babies is unimaginable.
Here is the full story from CBSPhilly…
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A West Philadelphia abortion doctor, his wife and eight other suspects are now under arrest following a grand jury investigation.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, faces eight counts of murder in the deaths of a woman following a botched abortion at his office, along with the deaths of seven other babies who, prosecutors allege, were born alive following illegal late-term abortions and then were killed by severing their spinal cords with a pair of scissors.
“I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “But as district attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.”
Gosnell is facing charges of murder in the third degree for the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar. Mrs. Mongar died on November 20, 2009, when she was overdosed with anesthetics prescribed by Gosnell. He is also facing seven murder charges for the deaths of infants who were killed after being born viable and alive during the sixth, seventh, or eighth month of pregnancy. Gosnell is also facing numerous other charges.
Gosnell is suspected of killing hundreds of living babies over the course of his 30-year practice. However, he is not charged because the records do not exist.
DA Williams said Gosnell made approximately $1.8 million in one year alone performing the procedures.
Investigators also said Gosnell allowed unlicensed employees, including a 15-year-old high school student, to perform operations and administer anesthesia.
The grand jury investigation revealed that, for over two decades, government health and licensing officials had received repeated reports about Gosnell’s dangerous practices. However, no action was ever taken, even after the agencies learned that Mrs. Mongar had died during routine abortions under Gosnell’s care (see related story).
Dr. Gosnell, who has practiced in the West Philadelphia neighborhood for decades, is also the target of a federal grand jury investigation into illegally prescribing prescription drugs. Investigators say during a search of his home, they found $240,000 in cash.
Defense attorney William J. Brennan, who was out of town when the arrest happened this morning, said he had not yet talked to Dr. Gosnell, but says the charges are extremely serious and emotionally charged, and it is extremely important not to have a rush to judgement. Brennan says Gosnell is “cloaked with the presumption of innocence.”
I pray that he and the other defendants are found guilty and that they are punished the same way that they tortured those sweet innocent babies.
Death by severing the spine with a pair of scissors.
Her general incompetence, not her stance on abortion, should keep Kathleen Sebelius from becoming Secretary of Health and Human Services
There are only two things she excels at: incompetence, and zombieism.
And zombieism isn’t even (technically) a real thing, but it’s the best description we can come up with for her appearance on television, whenever she has tried to plead the case for anything important (or when she embarrassed herself in January 2008 by turning the Democrats’ State of the Union rebuttal into an Obama campaign commercial — and a poorly delivered, sleep-inducing one at that).
The MSM is intent on skirting the issue of Sebelius’ incompetence and lack of all the necessary tools and skills to make healthcare reform in this country a reality. Instead, the MSM claims Sebelius will be attacked because of her stance on abortion.
Abortion and “Gay Marriage” are the two Pavlovian bells the MSM rings when it wants to distract the public from something else, and to derail a substantive argument with zealotry and emotional terrorism.
The sad thing is, it works like a charm every time.
For Republicans, Sebelius might actually be an ideal Obama H&HS Secretary, as she will not accomplish a single thing in her tenure. Because of her lack of general intelligence, political ability, common sense, or charisma, she will fail at every initiative she attempts, and will most likely become so discouraged by her own performance that after attempting three or four things, she’ll just start coming into the office every day to hold meetings that don’t matter and make objects d’art from the paper clips and staples on her clutter-free, accomplishments-bare desk.
Sounds a lot like her time as Governor of Kansas.
For Democrats who actually want to see healthcare reformed, Sebelius is a terrible choice.
As much as we don’t like him, Howard Dean would have been a better pick. As much as the people of Michigan don’t like her, Jennifer Granholm would have been better than Sebelius. We are stunned we are about to say this, but even CLAIRE McCASKILL, the absolute worst member of the United States Senate, could have done a better job as H&HS Secretary than Sebelius (McCaskill, though proven unable to think for herself or make good decisions, at least has a fire inside her that pushes for the causes her children bug her to believe in).
Sebelius is as fired up and ready to fight as a soggy cucumber sandwich on moldy Wonder bread.
Ed Rendell would have been a wonderful H&HS Secretary — because he’d kick ass and take names, which is what’s needed at one of the most Soviet of all of our government departments. When something is as broken as Health and Human Services, and is so riddled with chaos and ineptitude, a milquetoast incompetent like Sebelius is the last thing that Department needs, since it’s filled to capacity with just that to begin with.
The abortion business could be the MSM looking for a story, or it could be an ingenious circumvention of the real flaw in Sebelius’ candidacy: her own lack of ability, energy, or capacity to actually do the job that’s being put in front of her. If people are all fired up along the usual abortion battle lines, perhaps the thinking is that no one will notice Sebelius is the wrong person for the position — because in the default battle mode everyone’s fallen into for 30 years, everything else becomes irrelevant.
And that works to great advantage for someone as irrelevant as Kathleen Sebelius.