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Jimmy Carter Equates Sex-Selection Abortion With Murder of Babies
LIFE NEWS ^ | Jack Coleman

Posted on 03/27/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT by Morgana

Television history was made last night when a guest on “Late Show with David Letterman,” for quite possibly the first and last time, used the words “murdered” and “aborted” in the same sentence.

The person doing the talking was former president Jimmy Carter, who’s making the rounds to plug his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence and Power.” (Video after the jump)

Any conservative saying what Carter said, which was profoundly disturbing, would be immediately condemned by the left as an extremist –

jimmycarterLETTERMAN: Things are contained in this book that I was completely ignorant about and am stunned by what I know of what is covered here. What, what is the source of this, the abuse of women, essential slavery, human trafficking, on and on?

CARTER: Well, it’s the worst human rights abuse on earth and it’s basically unaddressed. I’ll start with the worst statistic that I know and that is that 160 million girls are now missing from the face of the earth because they were murdered at birth by their parents or either selectively aborted when their parents find out that the fetus is a girl. So that many people are missing and they’re all girls who are missing.

LETTERMAN: And how many countries are represented in this?

CARTER: A good many countries are. I don’t know how many parents in America would rather have a boy than a girl, that they’re very poor and feel they can’t support children. But in about 15 years ago there was an accurate assessment in China and 50 million were already missing there because the Chinese government had mandated one-is-best, two-is-most (limiting family size), and then India has had the same problem with them, and in many other countries as well. So now, for instance in China and India and South Korea and some other countries, young men can’t find brides to marry, so they buy brides and that increases the amount of slavery that exists on earth.

The slave trade now is much greater (“greater”? How about “worse”?) than it ever was in the 19th century. It amounts to about $32 billion a year and the United States State Department is required by law now to assess the slavery market and they estimate that 800,000 slaves are sold across international borders every year. And 80 percent of those slaves sold are young girls who are going, who are being sold into the sex slave, slavery. And this occurs, about 100,000 of them are in the United States, not sold across international borders. Atlanta is a key of the human trafficking or slavery trade.

During his “Morning Joe” appearance on Monday, Carter went even further, stating that the 160 million “missing” girls murdered through infanticide and sex-selection abortion far exceeds the death toll of the Holocaust — more fighting words to liberals had they come from a conservative.

Letterman, predictably, kept his questions limited to slavery and human trafficking and never revisited Carter’s claim that sex-selection abortion contributes to the enormity of this current-day holocaust — despite Letterman specifically asking about “the source” of this terrible abuse. At the very least, sex-selection abortion must be seen as one of the sources.

jimmycarterThen again, how could Letterman ask about this, since doing so risks derailing a dominant liberal meme, that of the so-called war on women. What Jimmy Carter is describing is an actual war on women and girls, the real thing, global in scope and incomprehensible in its staggering losses. What liberals call the war on women is a phony war, one they allege is raging whenever a conservative questions the Solomonic wisdom of mandating “free” contraception.

In yet another example of its affinity for the obscene, the left would rather wage their phony war than an actual one worth fighting; hence their opposition to efforts in Congress to ban sex-selection abortions.

For Carter to describe all these girls as “missing,” however, is a curious euphemism since the word implies that a person whose whereabouts aren’t known might be alive. Such is not the case after abortion and murder, both of which are rendered with unforgiving finality.

Here’s where I part company on this with the former president: those tens of millions of unborn boys who’ve been aborted — they’re among the missing, too.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine
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1 posted on 03/27/2014 7:18:12 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Blind Squirral syndrome.

Sex selection abortion IS murder!

He got this one right.

Wonder how he differentiates these from all other abortions?


2 posted on 03/27/2014 7:23:04 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: Morgana

Carter is a man of limited intelligence and insight. The motive of the killing is quite unimportant from the perspective of the life being extinguished. How can people like Carter condemn some killing but acquiesce to the overall carnage?


3 posted on 03/27/2014 7:23:05 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

This is the same kind of thinking that gives us the redundant expresson, “hate crime”.

Abortion is murder.

That is all.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 7:24:44 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Morgana

Carter’s clock is right once a century apparently.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 7:26:58 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Morgana
I just think this is solid evidence of the inexorable move back to sanity regarding the sanctity of life, since the passage of Roe. The Left likes to portray everything as "settled law" that unwilling society will eventually get used to and accept, the "right side of history" argument, but they fail to accept that trends are often not of a linear character ultimately. If they were, mankind would have ceased to exist thousands of years ago as established, undo-able barbarism would have consumed us.

May the same happen with the homosexual onslaught, only more quickly.

6 posted on 03/27/2014 7:28:45 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Morgana

Although I disagree with Jimmy Carter on most topics, he is correct. Sex selection abortion like all abortion is child murder.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 7:31:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: All
Billy beer photo: BILLY BEER straight from Plains Geor DSCN4696.jpg I think this whole family had too much.
8 posted on 03/27/2014 7:33:08 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: allendale
The motive of the killing is quite unimportant from the perspective of the life being extinguished. How can people like Carter condemn some killing but acquiesce to the overall carnage?

Simple. The Left deigns to hold the "right" to tell us which lives are worthy of existing. To them, the character of a fetus in the womb is solely at the defining discretion of the woman carrying it, unless the woman wants the baby and is murdered, at which time the Left will take over that responsibility and tell us that it was a single murder, not a double murder.

9 posted on 03/27/2014 7:33:24 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Yes sex selection is murder but why does not not condemn all abortion?


10 posted on 03/27/2014 7:34:28 AM PDT by Morgana (Wagglebee please come home we miss you!)
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To: Morgana
OK...so he's on the right track.Maybe his next step will be to oppose the aborting of all little girls.Then he'll oppose the aborting of children of color.And then....he'll oppose all abortions.

Maybe.

11 posted on 03/27/2014 7:39:21 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Morgana

He’s probably got a fever...


12 posted on 03/27/2014 7:40:38 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Morgana

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 7:41:30 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Morgana
I don't know if in fact there is a so=called "gay" gene.

If there is, then we can order popcorn by the containership load to watch the two key Democrat constituencies, gays and pro-choice, engage in a death match.

14 posted on 03/27/2014 7:44:20 AM PDT by ken5050 (I fear a world run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating)
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To: Morgana
Liberal Feminazi - Women have an absolute fundamental right to unrestricted abortions no matter what!

Women - Fine, I want to have an abortion because I don't want a girl...

Liberal Feminazi - NOOOOOOOO! You can't DOOOOO That!!! We must pass a law banning that now!!!

15 posted on 03/27/2014 7:54:45 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Morgana

He’ll get a talking to.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 7:59:10 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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To: Morgana
Only a Lefty would conclude that murdering people indiscriminately is fine, as long as you don't have a specific reason based on sex or orientation.
17 posted on 03/27/2014 8:06:47 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Westbrook

Abortion, unless performed to save the life of the mother, is murder.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 8:28:58 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Morgana

Is Carter against abortion, or “just” the abortion of females?


19 posted on 03/27/2014 8:39:11 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Morgana
For Carter to describe all these girls as “missing,” however, is a curious euphemism since the word implies that a person whose whereabouts aren’t known might be alive. Such is not the case after abortion and murder, both of which are rendered with unforgiving finality. Here’s where I part company on this with the former president: those tens of millions of unborn boys who’ve been aborted — they’re among the missing, too.

Precisely! Carter thinks that it's "murder" when someone kills an unborn child because it has an undesired gender (i.e., female).

When an unborn child is killed because it is "inconvenient," however - then, magically, it is no longer "murder."

He says that the aborted girls are "missing" in the sense that their absence results in an imbalance in the sex ratio, which has demographic and political implications (but not - in his view - moral implications).

Regards,

20 posted on 03/27/2014 9:22:11 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Plus, the Jews are behind all those abortions. /s

Too little, too late. Thanks Morgana.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 9:39:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: G Larry
Sex selection abortion IS murder! He got this one right. Wonder how he differentiates these from all other abortions?

From my reading of the article, he is talking about post-birth infanticide when he says murder, and abortion when he says abortion.

22 posted on 03/27/2014 9:45:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: alexander_busek

bump

You are very correct, clearly stated.

Carter and liberal sophistry at its worst.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 9:46:02 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: ken5050
I don't know if in fact there is a so=called "gay" gene. If there is, then we can order popcorn by the containership load to watch the two key Democrat constituencies, gays and pro-choice, engage in a death match.

The Left will side-step the issue by simply declaring that prenatal testing for the gay gene is a hate crime.

24 posted on 03/27/2014 9:47:28 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: fwdude

The normalization of homosexual behavior will come. Teens are being brainwashed and now publicly declare themselves gay or bisexual in school assemblies on diversity. It’s sick but last month my daughter’s school paraded all the kids who claimed to be gay or whatever in a “celebrate diversity” assembly. The kids onstage was a who’s who of the most mentally ill / frequently suicidal kids in the school.

In 20 years we will have a number of adults who used to be homosexual but found their own way out. This country will be full of people who know first hand the lie that people “are born that way”. One day people will know homosexuality is nothing more than a chosen behavior, and one incompatible with a normal happy life.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 9:47:54 AM PDT by RC51
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To: ken5050

A Gay Gene has to be the holy grail of the homosexual lobby. I for one am shocked they haven’t just “discovered it” out of whole cloth.

Think about this; What if there was a gay gene, and you were gay. Wouldn’t you go and get tested? And what if you didn’t have the gay gene? What then?

The gay gene opens up special rights for them. But it could also lead many of them seeking treatment for their obvious mental illnesses.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 9:52:56 AM PDT by RC51
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To: Morgana
I get using the term "missing" referring to those aborted girls. The God religious people live by intended for them to exist on earth. It's a powerful description of what's happening to upset any balance that might have existed on earth.

Is it part of what could explain the slide we're taking toward global anarchy? An excess of men without aspiration or opportunity to build a family are more likely to become crazed killers with no positive purpose, I'd think.

27 posted on 03/27/2014 9:57:45 AM PDT by grania
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To: SampleMan

One could make the argument that their whole political philosophy (or mental illness depending on perspective) is based on indiscrimination.


28 posted on 03/27/2014 10:17:39 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: G Larry

he does so b/c he as a liberal believes there are right reasons for abortion, and wrong reason for it, and he as a liberal gets to decide right and wrong. he can be hypocritical and look at it as a person when it’s the wrong reason, and as just a mass of tissue and not aperson when it’s the right reason.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 11:45:56 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Morgana

Well, Jimma finally did something good. The low info people of America may have heard about the enormity and scope of the killing of babies around the world. Maybe they will open one eye and say, “why that’s terrible.” But if a lib like Jimma said it, it must be true. So it’s possible that one or two will actually begin to question the fate of babies lost to abortion. Well, we can pray anyway.


30 posted on 03/27/2014 12:08:35 PM PDT by WVNan
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