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Until the citizens mass march on DC, showing their distaste for abortion, don't expect the President or Congress to rock the board, first.
Dang. You mean all that time I've spent praying for an end to abortion has been wasted?
Ah. Craft a flame-bait headline. And then use the comments to plug your blog.
Haven't you posted this garbage before?
His mother, wife and probably daughters would have a fit if he did anything more. We all know he can do something about all these murders of innocent babies........if he wanted to.
We do need a Constitutional Crisis over whether we blindly allow the courts to sell us into the slavery of socializm. I think this goes far beyond who W appoints to the SCOTUS, because no matter who's been appointing the judges, and no matter who we elect, we seem to keep drifting to the left. I think it would take more then the POTUS to nullify the courts though. He could vacate the restraining order on the PBA ban but somebody has to actually go in and arrest the abortionist.
I'd have a lot more respect for pro-lifers if you demonstrated that you cared about babies after they're born.
Oh, and before I get flamed to death, yes, I'm pro-choice, no, I don't think that abortion is a good thing or should be encouraged.
"You target his natural constituencies, for example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you're an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion." - Moby
It's perfectly true that the president doesn't have to do anything he thinks is unconstitutional. Abraham Lincoln took that position, and succeeded. But Franklin Delano Roosevelt tried to do it at the height of his power and failed.
Politics is the art of the possible. It can't be said to often. If Bush had simply refused to follow the direction of SCOTUS, he would have been vilified, he would have lost the support of the cowards in his own party, and he would now be on the beach looking for employment. Meantime nothing would have been done toward ending the abortion holocaust.
Bush has taken more positive measures in a pro-life direction than any other president, including Ronald Reagan. Give him some credit. Now I think he has positioned himself to do more, in the way of judicial appointments. God willing, he will start cleansing our judiciary of death-dealing activists and start us on the road to ending court-mandated abortions.
He has also accomplished something else that may be more important than such actions as restoring Reagan's Mexico City policy. He has shown the politicians and the media spinners that abortion may be a losing game. Psychologically, that's a huge step forward toward turning the momentum around.
It's the perfectionists and the all-or-nothing people who have caused much of the trouble we are in now.
Yawners here refuse to admit Bush is pro-Bush. All else is secondary.
First off, I am as adamantly pro-life as anyone you are ever to encounter...
This is way beyond vanity -- it is Abuse of FR's posting guidelines.
Please consider this to be a formal abuse report, and act accordingly.
Yeah, sure you did. Let's see the canceled checks.
In the 2000 primaries all the other Republican candidates (Keyes, Buaer, Buchanan, Forbes...)were competing against each other to see who could be the most pro-life by saying such stupid things as "I will outlaw all abortions by executive order within one minute of being sworn in", and "I will only appoint judges who promise to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade", and "I will made abortion a capital offense", etc....
President Bush was being honest with the voters. He said that the abortion laws would never be changed until the hearts of the American people are changed. He refused to promise that he would appoint judges that would overturn Roe; instead saying only that he would nominate strict constructionists.
President Bush has done more to advance the pro-life thinking in America than any other person. He set out to change hearts. His first prime time speech was about embryonic stem cell research, a topic very few Americans had ever heard of.
He created a national dialog, not on whether it was moral to kill a new born baby, or a partially born baby, or a baby in the third trimester; but rather he started a debate on whether it was moral to use an embryo that was already destined to be flushed down the commode.
He moved the football 99 yards in a single play. After months of people arguing the morality of destroying stem cells, it was easy to get a bill passed outlawing partial birth abortion.
Polls show a remarkable shift in the opinion of Americans about abortion since Bush took office.
If Roe is overturned and the states are free to set their own laws, most if not all will outlaw abortion now, thanks to President Bush.
And we have no idea how many millions of abortions did not occur because of the minds that Bush has changed.
Your post is an insult to a fine President and I resent it.
Please please take me off your pinglist!!!...Now!
We already have laws against abortion: Murder. Get a murder conviction for abortion and the game's over.
go screw yourself