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Rush Limbaugh: Abortion is at the Heart of Society’s Ills
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Posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT by Morgana

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — On his radio show Friday, Rush Limbaugh delivered a powerful monologue (transcript, video) asserting that in addition to its innate monstrousness, abortion is “at the root of our cultural decay” as a nation, its impact stretching from respect for life and personal responsibility to crime, immigration, and the economy:

If you use the popularly accepted figure of 1.3 million abortions a year, go back to Roe vs. Wade 1973, 52 million taxpayers haven’t been born, is the way Washington looks at it. They don’t look at it morally. They don’t look at it in any kind of cultural way or any kind of cultural impact. They just say we’re 52 million people short. We have 52 million fewer people paying taxes. We gotta replace ‘em. Hello amnesty. The Democrat Party needs a permanent underclass in order to keep themselves alive as Santa Claus, to keep winning elections and stay in power […]

I just want to tell you something. I really think that abortion is at the root — you could do a flowchart — I think abortion is at the root of so much that has and is going wrong in this country. I think that the number of abortions themselves, but what in toto it all means, culturally, in terms of the sanctity of life, how that’s crumbled, I think it’s almost at the root of everything. And if it’s not at the root of everything, it’s clearly had a profound impact on our culture, our society, and our politics, I think in ways that people don’t even stop to consider.

None of it good and it’s caused all kinds of horrible problems that nobody knows how to fix. Because they refuse to even accept that abortion is more than what it is. To most people, it’s just a woman’s right to choose, and it’s nobody’s business, and leave it alone and I don’t want to talk about it. But it’s really had much more impact on this country than just that. It’s had impact on crime. It’s had a profound impact on our politics. It is at the root of our cultural rot and decay.

You can trace the problems with accepting personal responsibility, no consequences for your actions, you can trace so much right back to it. And I’m not talking about the women. I’m talking the overall effect of a society having literally no problem with eliminating 52 million of its citizens. That can’t be good […]

I don’t know how you can have so much white guilt over slavery 150 years ago and have no guilt over what’s happening with abortion. I really don’t. I think it is the cause of so much that seems to be inexplicable to people. Why are 10-year-olds shooting each other to death in Chicago? Why is our society so permissive, anything goes, the more ribald, the better?

As an example of just how far we’ve fallen, Rush pointed to the utter unwillingness of Nancy Pelosi, leader of House Democrats, to explain the moral difference between Kermit Gosnell killing a newborn and aborting a baby of the same age before birth. When a former speaker of the House of Representatives, one of the highest offices in the land, calls ending infanticide “reprehensible” and feels no obligation to even pretend she cares about the answer, it’s hard to deny how much our national conscience has dulled.

Rush is absolutely right; in fact, he could have gone a lot farther. Last July, our own Mitch Behna found that the United States’ birth rate isn’t quite meeting our replacement level and that without the percentage of the population taken by abortion, Medicare and Social Security are short $11 billion and $47 million, respectively. Economist John Lott has demonstrated that, contrary to claims popularized by the dubious book Freakonomics, the legalization of abortion likely led to an increase in violent crime. Forbes contributor Bill Flax puts the lie to the popular talking point that abortion is necessary to stem out-of-wedlock births, noting that actually, the opposite has happened. Professor Michael New has linked abortion’s legalization to an increase in child abuse.

It’s not hard to see the shapes taken by the fallout of these social ills – educational failure, poverty, dependence, sexually transmitted diseases, social alienation and resentment.

Take a broader look around us today, and abortionism’s worst siblings are readily apparent. It is increasingly respectable to entertain ideas about neglecting and eliminating our elderly and disabled countrymen. Parental neglect that would have been unthinkable a generation ago almost becomes something you can set your watch to. Slavish devotion to pointless regulation can win out over a little girl’s fight to survive. You can advocate doing nothing about doctors starving newborns to death in closets and still get elected leader of the free world.

Rush Limbaugh scratched the surface of a discussion the country desperately needs. As the country is preoccupied with economic malaise and immigration uncertainty, he should be commended for reminding us that, as abortion is a outright rejection of the first truth of our country, it cannot help but upset the balance of everything else.


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KEYWORDS: abortion; limabugh; prolife; rush
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1 posted on 06/18/2013 1:09:41 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Wow.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 1:10:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Morgana

He is right.

I have been saying for YEARS that, once you make life cheap inside the womb, it becomes cheap OUTSIDE the womb.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 1:14:59 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Morgana

I’ve always thought I could trace the degrading of our culture to the Madelyn Murray O’Hair case in the early sixties. Whether or not you are comfortable with a prayer in the classroom, it seemed to me to be the beginning of the idea that people of faith and devotion should be restricted in favor of secular-progressives. Abortion seems the fruit of this action.

The other watershed was the idea of hate speech and political correctness - the beginnings of curbs on the first amendment and personal freedoms.


4 posted on 06/18/2013 1:18:10 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Morgana

Rush doesn’t usually spend much time on the topic, I think he considers this a given


5 posted on 06/18/2013 1:19:26 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Morgana

Rush has been slowing embracing ALL of conservatism of late, I’ve noticed. He has been talking about abortion and homosexual “marriage” like these issue matter, for a change.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 1:19:49 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

I agree.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 1:21:42 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Morgana

No. The cultural decay mentioned is at the root of the abortion culture. Admittedly, the abortion culture feeds the cultural decay but I don’t believe it come first.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 1:28:31 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

Abortion is but one of the fronts in the left’s attack on the family.
The family is the primary target. Homosexuality, fornication culture, abortion, denigration of fatherhood - all are part of the left’s war on the family.


9 posted on 06/18/2013 1:30:01 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Morgana

Makes sense to me. If you have no respect for the sanctity of God Given life, then why would you have any respect for the other 9 Commandments from God or the man made institution of a Constitutional Republic inspired by God?


10 posted on 06/18/2013 1:31:53 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Morgana

abortion is obviously beyond awful, but society’s ills will not be corrected until we find a way for the government to stop stealing money from one group and giving it to another.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 1:38:44 PM PDT by genghis
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To: I still care

That and the “raw deal” and the “not so great society” acts.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 1:44:03 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Morgana

I’d say it’s gov’t schools and abortion is a symptom.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 1:44:53 PM PDT by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: left that other site
If the rights of the most innocent and helpless among us are not protected, then how can any of us lay claim to any right let alone the right to life.
14 posted on 06/18/2013 1:52:25 PM PDT by semaj
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To: Morgana

Maybe the fact that U.S. women have so many abortions is why Latin Americans are much more “fertile” than U.S. citizens. (Jeb Bush said immigrants are more fertile than U.S. citizens the other day)


15 posted on 06/18/2013 1:53:31 PM PDT by Real Cynic No More
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To: Morgana

I suspect that a thousand years from now, future historians will ask what kind of people made the killing of innocent life in it’s mother’s womb a constitutionally-protected ‘right’ and arrogantly called it ‘choice’.


16 posted on 06/18/2013 2:01:32 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: left that other site

Alternatively, why does your Right to Life depend on which side of your mother’s cervix you’re on?


17 posted on 06/18/2013 2:24:22 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Real Cynic No More

The uninformed will agree with Jebbie.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 2:58:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: semaj; DuncanWaring

Indeed.

The hypocrisy of the left will never cease to amaze me.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 3:01:59 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Morgana
AMEN...AMEN...AMEN!!! You cannot have 55 MILLION DEAD BABIES KILLED BY THEIR MOTHERS and SURVIVE AS A NATION once BLESSED BY GOD!!!

God has drawn His SAVING HAND from over our country!! We do not deserve any better than the ROT and DECAY that we now have with GAY SEX EVERYWHERE!!

20 posted on 06/18/2013 3:06:09 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Morgana
Been sayin’ it for years, too. Gratifying to hear it from such a voice.

In order to keep abortion, they had to create “no free speech” zones around clinics. Freedom of speech was further eroded because they had to own the media to keep quiet the filthy, deadly clinics. Using the privacy argument, they silenced medical statistics, requiring doctors to report abortion-related deaths as pregnancy-related deaths. They had to corrupt state and city health departments and the entire judiciary, and the corruption has kept spreading everywhere like rot on a piece of fruit. Yes, now our sovereignty is being thrown away to keep economic stability as long as possible during the demographic collapse. Finally, islam is taking over the rule of the land. The final status is cultural collapse into a totalitarian mess.

21 posted on 06/18/2013 3:07:27 PM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: I still care
Yes, Madelyn Murray O'Hara was the FIRST...then Dr. Spock...then Women's RIGHTS to KILL THEIR CHILDREN, Then the Break-up of the Family, now GAY SEX and HArdly any family is having more than 2-3 kids.

WE ARE DOOMED UNLESS WE REPENT AND CHANGE!!!!

22 posted on 06/18/2013 3:08:38 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Jim Scott

We will be the EXTINCT people ...see my TAGLINE!


23 posted on 06/18/2013 3:10:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Theodore R.; Morgana; Tax-chick; Dr. Sivana; fieldmarshaldj; Ann Archy; Missouri gal; ...
Theodore R.:

I agree with Jeb Bush that immigrant women are generally more likely to bear larger numbers of children than are today's American women. That statement is a general observation and is not contradicted by anecdotal evidence as to individual American women or individual immigrant women. How does that make me uninformed?

24 posted on 06/18/2013 4:06:36 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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To: left that other site

My wife always cringes when I proclaim that “some people just love killing babies”. I get her point I guess. That sort of talk won’t build bridges with those contemplating abortion, but I still don’t get why we have to pussy foot around what abortion really is.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 4:08:43 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Sam Gamgee

It is what it is.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 4:23:35 PM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Morgana

I have said from the pulpit many times (to people I know vote Democrat every time): If you vote for pro-abortion candidates, you are deliberately choosing to be governed by people who you know in advance are wicked, intellectually dishonest, corrupt, and violent, and who have absolutely no interest in acting justly. Do you think that if you choose to put people like that into positions of power, you don’t share in the guilt for the evils they will do?

There simply is no way for a country to tolerate any social evil of the magnitude of abortion without suffering multiple fatal consequences. It’s just a matter of time before nothing functions anymore.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 4:53:37 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Ann Archy

We have tolerated fornication for decades—and look around now at results—dancing and card playing everywhere!!!


28 posted on 06/18/2013 4:55:58 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a female's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: BlackElk; Theodore R.

I believe the term “fertile” is being used as a euphemism for “having a lot of children per family”.

The “ignorant” part is trying to apply the actual definition of “more fertile” to the groups in question -

it’s not correct to say, in actual definition, that immigrant women are “more fertile” than American women, when the definition is “ABLE to have more children”.

Any highly developed society or culture inevitably has a lower birthrate out of choice, whilst a 3rd world (where immigrants come from) culture will have a higher birthrate.


29 posted on 06/19/2013 5:09:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Then the "highly developed society or culture has decided to be overwhelmed by the Third Worlders and has no kick coming.

BTW, yours is an absolutely wonderful home page.

30 posted on 06/19/2013 6:27:55 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Society: Rack 'em, Danno)
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