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Republicans Canít Duck Abortion Issue
Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2012 | Star Parker

Posted on 08/27/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT by Kaslin

Republican Party operatives, who wasted no time indicting their Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin for his interview faux pas on abortion, may bear more responsibility than Akin himself for the mess that has been created.

Akin’s statement, suggesting low probability of conception in cases of ‘legitimate rape,” was barely coherent and was said with neither force nor conviction. He said it was a view he “understood from doctors.” And soon after, he apologized.

Akin has served six terms in Congress with a consistent, unblemished conservative record. The fact that leaders of his own party joined hands with liberals, thereby legitimizing them, and body slammed Akin microseconds after his unfortunate and easily disabused remark, shows there’s more going on.

What’s going on is these influential Republicans don’t want any kind of discussion about abortion. This campaign, in their view, is supposed to just be about the lousy economy.

But for Republicans to turn away from moral issues doesn’t neuter the campaign from them. It cedes the high moral ground to the other party. And suggesting that fixing the economy is like fixing your broken air conditioner – that it’s not fundamentally a question about human behavior, choices and values – makes Republicans amoral on this central issue.

Far from hiding from moral convictions, or lack thereof, Democrats showcase their values with pride.

Word is that the president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, has a prime speaking slot at the Democratic Convention. Democrats are proud to associate publicly with the largest abortion provider in the nation. There is no shame that a few weeks ago a young black woman bled to death, lying neglected for five hours in a Planned Parenthood clinic in Chicago, after a botched abortion.

Democrats showcase their cruel, soulless materialism with no response from Republicans. Amidst this silence, the New York Times brands Republicans the “mean-spirited and intolerant” party.

How ironic can this be when the leader of the Democratic Party, our president, not only aggressively embraces abortion, which terminates almost half the pregnancies of women of his own race, but who also stood in opposition to the Supreme Court’s 2007 ban on partial birth abortion.

Let’s recall that partial birth abortion is the murder of a fully formed baby – infanticide.

In the words of a nurse who described the procedure, as reported by Supreme Court Associate Justice Kennedy in the opinion he wrote on the partial birth ruling: “The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head…”

The leader of the Democratic Party, the President of the United States, thinks this should be legal in our country. And Republicans don’t think we should be talking about this?

John Mueller, of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and a former economic advisor to Congressman Jack Kemp, has written about the impact of abortion on the economy.

Mueller has estimated that, as of 2000, legal abortion reduced the US population by about 11 percent. Reduction in population translates into an equivalent percentage reduction in economic output, according to economists. This means that abortion has cut today’s 15 trillion economy by at least $1.7 trillion.

The core of our entitlements crisis lies in dropping population growth rates, resulting in an aging population. This places a growing tax burden on a smaller labor force to cover the retirement and health costs of our elderly.

Mueller attributes the current deficit in Social Security to this shrunken work force, diminished in size due the ravages of legal abortion.

Whether or not Todd Akin bows to pressure to exit his Senate race will not change the fact that the core problem in our country is moral and the poor economy reflects this.

When Republicans try to hide from morality and abortion, they hurt their party and our country.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; gop2012convention; pbatoddakin

1 posted on 08/27/2012 6:29:49 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

They need to go “Ray Comfort” on these guys -

Finish this sentence:

“It’s OK to kill a baby in the womb if ___________”


2 posted on 08/27/2012 6:31:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Kaslin

I myself wouldn’t want them to duck the abortion issue. Fidelity to the moral fights against abortion and the militant civic homosexuality agenda are the only things keeping me tied to the GOP. It’s certainly not the recent Republican trends in foreign and economic policies which I’m growing to deplore.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 6:37:27 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: MrB
I've been repeatedly informed that I support Elizabeth Warren because I bring this up.

Scott Brown presses Republicans to be ‘more inclusive’ on abortion

Brown blasts back: I am a pro-choice Republican
4 posted on 08/27/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Kaslin
The fact that leaders of his own party joined hands with liberals

The democRats gave $1.5 million to help Akin win over the tea party and other conservative candidate. Akin is a democRat tool.

5 posted on 08/27/2012 6:49:17 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Kaslin
Why can't they just make the declaration:

Abortion is not the correct choice any time at any place for any reason.

A baby is NOT at fault here, should not be the one who suffers lethal consequences for poor adult choices and deserves a chance at life.

6 posted on 08/27/2012 6:49:57 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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To: Kaslin

I didn’t see anybody ducking anything. I did see that the Democrats want to revive an old playbook. I do see that the Democrats don’t really have any choice but to continue to pound social issues. It could be a fatal choice this year.
Republicans will either learn to play offense or get Charlie Browned again. If you kick Lucy instead of the football, next time she will be looking to see if she is going to be kicked rather than when to pull the ball away.
Ask the failed president if in addition to continuing to kill the economy does he still support infanticide. Make him explain and deny it.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 6:52:40 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Kaslin
Republican Party operatives . . . may bear more responsibility than Akin himself for the mess that has been created.

To "Republican Party operatives," I add the Freeper Surrender Monkeys that infest these threads.

8 posted on 08/27/2012 6:54:20 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Kaslin
They need to address it in the same way as the medicare attack. Force the Democrats to put themselves on the record as to what their plan is. With abortion, where is the line? Obama appears to support infanticide, ask the American people if they support that and you will get a fairly clear answer. Then once you have established that at some point there has to be a line, force them to say where that line would be drawn. They can't answer that and both get support from their fanatics and the general populace. Do not debate until they state a position.
9 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:11 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Kaslin
Mueller has estimated that, as of 2000, legal abortion reduced the US population by about 11 percent.

Must be at least 30 million. If that 30 million were here, would we have the 11-20 million illegals? Abortion seems to me to be one of the primary means being used to destroy this country.

10 posted on 08/27/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Kaslin

[ In the words of a nurse who described the procedure, as reported by Supreme Court Associate Justice Kennedy in the opinion he wrote on the partial birth ruling: “The baby’s little fingers were clasping and unclasping, and his little feet were kicking. Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head…”

The leader of the Democratic Party, the President of the United States, thinks this should be legal in our country. And Republicans don’t think we should be talking about this? ]

Totally agree with Star on this. Akin should take the same approach when asked about his stance. Time to go on offense.


11 posted on 08/27/2012 7:28:24 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: MrB

>Finish this sentence:

Hello, I’m the Republican candidate running on the platform of denying emergency contraception to rape victims, can I have your vote?

And yet another democrat party sloth slips into office.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 7:36:10 AM PDT by soycd
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To: Kaslin

The leaders of the Democrat party really have simple needs. They just need your money and no people on “their” beaches or roads.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 7:42:16 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kaslin
All the minds are set, in this election. The rest are the mushy headed morons who vote for a particular candidate based on stupid reasons.

WE NEED more of those idiots to vote for Romney, that is the bottom line. Romney has to do whatever it takes to pull enough of those morons along to get him over the top. So at this time, I dont care WHAT it takes to win them over, I just want it DONE. Everything else is a side issue. Its all about winning at his point, and making your side be heard later.

14 posted on 08/27/2012 7:53:37 AM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Jacquerie

Love your homepage and views. That having been said, calling FReepers with a different point of view “Freeper Surrender Monkeys”, along with the visual of them being an infestation for expressing differing views, is quite beneath you.

Todd Akin had two opportunities on Hannity to get his story straight. I kept waiting for him to explain what he meant, but he failed to adequately do it. Had he said that he was trying to differentiate between a legitimate “claim” of rape and a false claim of rape, people would have understood. He and his advisers, his wife and son, had plenty of time to think of that answer. But they were incapable of doing so. The negative impact would have been significantly less. Standing up to a-hole Piers Morgan would have had us cheering. But he was incapable of doing so. How he would have gotten around the biology problem, I do not know.

I don’t remember a drop like he has had since it was learned that Thomas Eagleton had received electro-shock therapy.

Akin’s biggest problem is Akin and his hubris.

In terms of political reality, for those thinking with their heads instead of their hearts, here is where we are:

- Todd Akin has fallen like a rock and cannot climb back
- he is still in denial and believes he can win; he cannot
- he will have very little money to spend to fight McCasKILL
- he is not the only pro-life conservative Republican in the state of Missouri who can carry on the fight
- if he withdrew, the seat can still be won
- he seems to believe he is bigger than the pro-life movement; that only he can carry the torch
- McCasKILL will surely defeat him, and what he professes to support — pro-life — will ironically be harmed because of him

Despite your disdain, this Surrender Monkey, who has been infesting threads here since 1996, will continue to express his opinion.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 8:10:26 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: FatherofFive

The democRats gave $1.5 million to help Akin win over the tea party and other conservative candidate. Akin is a democRat tool.
____________________________________________

The democRats gave their primary vote to help Willard win over the tea party and other conservative candidates. Willard is a democRat tool.


16 posted on 08/27/2012 8:11:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Kaslin

I would rather Republicans go full bore on anti-abortion. It SHOULD be the number one issue. Killing babies is horrid and should be even more important than fixing the economy. Our economy will come back but killing babies will continue. Now how can the Republicans live with themselves knowing this.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 8:11:33 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Kaslin
Then the doctor stuck the scissors in the back of his head…”

So much for the part of the Hippocratic oath which says "first, do no harm". If that ain't murder, what is?

18 posted on 08/27/2012 8:39:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Kaslin

Has anybody in the media asked McCaskill why she wants babies killed? Have they asked her how many dead babies would be enough for her? Have they asked her to really show her support by going to an abortion clinic and killing some babies? It’s time to show the Democrats, and their bought lackeys in the press, for what they are.....a bunch of self-serving, baby-killing thieves.


19 posted on 08/27/2012 8:39:56 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Paradox

And then what? Scott Brown is proof that the Republican Establishment cares little about the abortion issue or gay marriage. Since they shouted down Pat Buchanan, the party has repeatedly said, in effect, we don’t think they Conservatives are right about the social issues. They don’t matter. What matters is money and power.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 8:53:54 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: JimRed

Shows that today’s doctors are less enlightened than the pagans of ancient Greece.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 8:55:52 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Kaslin

As far as the election goes abortion is not an issue.
People want jobs
People want to know the jobs they have will be there next month.
People want to know that their children will have an opportunity to achieve.
People want to know that the TRILLIONS we have spent meant something and accomplished something.
This election is about the security of people future. We can deal with all the rest when we get the socialists out of our Government


22 posted on 08/27/2012 8:59:52 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Exactly


23 posted on 08/27/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: doug from upland
Spare me your corrupted sense of politically correct virtue.

Akin will be on the ballot with McCaskill. I want McCaskill gone and will continue to support the clear conservative.

24 posted on 08/27/2012 9:41:11 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: RobbyS
Scott Brown is proof that the Republican Establishment cares little about the abortion issue or gay marriage.

So, who is your winning candidate to warm Fat Teddy's Senate seat?

Or would you rather have Fauxcahontas Warren in the Senate, instead, to show that you have a principled view of abortion and gay marriage?

25 posted on 08/27/2012 9:58:54 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Jacquerie
OK. I'll cut to the chase. Calling other FReepers who share almost all of the same views (except regarding Akin) Surrender Monkeys and an infestation makes you a vile person not deserving to be taken seriously. I take back saying it is beneath you. It is apparently who you are, despite all the good things on your homepage.

We share the view of wanting McCasKILL gone. Unfortunately, you have hitched your wagon to the one guy who cannot do it. Others, who are equally conservative and pro-life, can do it. Arrogance, delusion, bad advice from his echo chamber, and hubris will leave a pro-abort in the Senate.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 10:07:42 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: cynwoody

And what happens after the election. Suppose Romney wins. Do you think he or the high muckity-mucks was do anything but cave on the issue of gay marriage? The Bush family has already singled its position by trotting out the women to tell society what the real opinions of its male members are. They were pro-choice, they are pro-gay rights.


27 posted on 08/27/2012 10:11:49 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Hi. You ran away when confronted about your misinformation about the roll call vote. How embarrassing for you. Here, let me help you.

“I am sorry I shot off my mouth about no roll call voting of the delegations. My hatred of Romney prevented me from doing one minute of research.” ....Tennessee Nana

Does that work?


28 posted on 08/27/2012 10:14:07 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland

29 posted on 08/27/2012 10:30:59 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: Jacquerie
There are some here who would not have removed Captain Queeg.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 10:56:58 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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