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Hirono defends sex-selective abortions
Washington Examiner reposted on Hawaii Free Press ^ | June 8, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 06/12/2012 12:51:47 AM PDT by Lornik

Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, a candidate for U.S. Senate, defended sex-selective abortions and criticized Senate Republicans for opposing abortions instigated because the fetus is a girl.

"To many cultures, particularly the Asian culture, this presented the prospect of a doctor grilling an Asian woman for example," Hirono, a Japanese immigrant, said at the Netroots Nation convention. Hirono made clear that she did not oppose sex-selective abortions. "How can we criminalize a decision that should be up to the woman and her doctor?" she asked.

Hirono also maintained that "there really is a war on women in Congress." Although President Obama also opposed the ban on sex-selective abortions, Hirono's position is farther to the left than Obama's.

(Excerpt) Read more at hawaiifreepress.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy; Politics/Elections; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathculture; hawaii; hirono; moralabsolutes; prolofe; senate
Ever wonder how far liberals can flame and continue to get voted in? Mazie Hirono actually approves gender-select abortion and is a current member of the House while running for the U.S. Senate in November.
1 posted on 06/12/2012 12:52:01 AM PDT by Lornik
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To: Lornik

First off, Rep. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, a candidate for U.S. Senate, it is murder and now you’re advocating selective murder.

Second.......Uhmmmmm, there is no second.


2 posted on 06/12/2012 1:10:13 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

If its murder, then there is zero reason to ban only some of the murders...and in doing so keep the murderers palatable to a group (feminists) that will suddenly decide murder is bad after all if this continues. If its a blob of tissue, then it doesn’t matter.

I wan’t abortion to stop, period.

Banning only abortions that the leading proponents of abortion find objectionable is one hundred and eighty degrees in opposition to the goal of ending abortion outright.


3 posted on 06/12/2012 1:28:35 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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Who the Hell is Hirono? Nip, tuck, kill?


4 posted on 06/12/2012 2:03:58 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your damn Change!)
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To: Lornik

It makes me physically ill when I think of the selective abortion of little baby girls.... please dear God, save us from this monstrous evil.

How low can human civilization sink!???


5 posted on 06/12/2012 2:10:33 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Lornik

how the worms come out of the woodwork...

everybody knows it wouldn’t be a matter of “grilling” and such things would take place on the q.t. i.e. don’t ask don’t tell.

but this is really useful for flushing the worms out of the woodwork.


6 posted on 06/12/2012 2:24:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Lornik

It appears some people are so connected to the culture of their ancestors that they are incapable of functioning as Americans


7 posted on 06/12/2012 2:29:41 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Bobalu
So you had to wait until the baby was determined to not be a boy before you decided this was evil?

I have a different perspective than you do.

My take is that all abortions are murder.

Tell you what.

I wont support this measure, but I will support ending abortion outright. You can still save the little girls that matter to you, but you have to go along with saving little boys as well.

8 posted on 06/12/2012 2:36:31 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Lornik

This woman complains about a war of women and her contribution to the defence of women is to sanction the killing of baby girls. If the issue wasn’t so deadly, the irony would be hilarious.


9 posted on 06/12/2012 2:40:49 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: ZULU

exactly


10 posted on 06/12/2012 2:50:22 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: MrEdd

That is NOT how I feel at all!

Destroying an innocent baby, regardless of sex is an abomination.

The specific targeting of baby girls is yet another sad example of how far the world has sunk. It cheapens life even more to make a selection based on sex....so frivolous...so evil.


11 posted on 06/12/2012 2:59:55 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

I remember, a few years back, when the IRA was setting of bombs all over the place in their terror campaign, they bombed a parade in London and wound up killing a half dozen soldiers and a few horses. Well, wouldn’t you know it, there was widespread revulsiion at the killing of the horses, and the whole thing was a PR disaster for the Irish.

Is it wrong that people cared about the horses and not the men? I figured that if that was what it took to get through to people, I would not worry about that.


12 posted on 06/12/2012 3:10:47 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: ZULU

You know how on old TV shows, whenever a baby was about to be born, people would scurry about and inevitably somebody was told to go boil water? What’s the boiling water for? I never got that...

Well, in many Asian cultures, somebody is sent to go get ashes. The fine ashes are placed on a plate by the mother so the baby can be smothered after birth if it is a girl.

How far is Rep. Hirono willing to go to support traditional Asian practices?


13 posted on 06/12/2012 3:24:49 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Bottom line...she’s a commie. I bet she is thanking Satan her mother didn’t abort HER just because she has no penis (just horns!)


14 posted on 06/12/2012 3:33:48 AM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: Lornik
Hey! Hirano! 糞喰って見てみろうよ。
15 posted on 06/12/2012 3:36:48 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Must meditate on what Barack Obama/DNC wants YOU to do on Election Day. And then, do NOT do THAT!)
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To: Puckster

I’m just amazed they’re finally talking of the victims as boys and girls ,, weren’t they undistinguished blobs of tissue that might become a giraffe or something before now?


16 posted on 06/12/2012 3:45:35 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Neidermeyer
“Every child a wanted child.”
“Its just a blob of tissue.”
“Quality of life.”

This throws every excuse for abortion right back in the feminists face.
Hirano has (correctly) perceived that for any of the mantra phrases spouted by the left in support of abortion to hold water, they have to still be true here. Harano is holding onto abortion with the chips down.

This one is going to be internally divisive within the ranks of the abortion lobby's biggest support group. The more they are hammered with it, the more of them will leave the fold.

17 posted on 06/12/2012 3:56:05 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: MrEdd

How about “The decision should be between a woman and her doctor”?

What does her doctor have to do with it? I see my doctor once a year, and I am not that close with him. I wouldn’t think to ask him before I bought a car, much less a baby.


18 posted on 06/12/2012 4:33:58 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Haiku Guy

For hot towels to wrap the baby in. Because people didn’t know when the baby would actually be born, they would have to keep the water boiling and the towels would have to be kept hot - hence, they had to use ALL the towels in the household.


19 posted on 06/12/2012 4:36:39 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Haiku Guy

“... people would scurry about and inevitably somebody was told to go boil water?”

My Great-Grandmother was a midwife. Yes... it is to wrap up the baby (the towel was warm not hot) and to wipe down the Mom. However, it served another purpose as well especially with first time Dads. Some tended to become distressed and they were told to do “helpful things” like boil water, get sheets, etc... It was a way to keep their minds occupied while the Mom and midwife did their job. Focusing attention on something other than the birth pains....


20 posted on 06/12/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Lornik

How dare those nasty Republicans stop us from selectively murdering female babies?


21 posted on 06/12/2012 5:05:54 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Lornik

If it’s human, killing it is murder. Doesn’t matter if it’s male, female, born, or still gestating.

Unless that human is trying to kill you, there can be no justification for ending it’s life.


22 posted on 06/12/2012 5:08:31 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Haiku Guy

Barbaric.


23 posted on 06/12/2012 7:17:50 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
This woman complains about a war of women and her contribution to the defence of women is to sanction the killing of baby girls. If the issue wasn’t so deadly, the irony would be hilarious.

I doubt that liberals are capable of seeing the irony, but I was going to make a comment similar to yours.

24 posted on 06/12/2012 9:00:08 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: MrEdd
It sounds like you think I believe otherwise.

Not discernible in my post.

25 posted on 06/12/2012 4:41:53 PM PDT by Puckster
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