Skip to comments.Both parties are too extreme on abortion
Posted on 09/01/2012 1:13:56 PM PDT by presidio9
When it comes to abortion, which political partys views are more extreme?
Unless youve spent the past week as a stowaway on NASAs new Mars rover, the approved media answer is obvious: Republicans are the abortion fanatics. Between the furor over Todd Akins legitimate rape gaffe and the GOP platform language calling for a constitutional amendment to undo Roe v. Wade, the Republicans have revealed themselves to be as The New York Times editorialized on
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Liberal conjecture about the "Republican" postion on abortion, the RNC is not running for president, Mitt Romney is. Governor Romney has been quite clear that he favors outlawing abortion with exceptions for rape, incest, and the health of the mother, a position shared by 75% of Americans. As a Catholic, I sympathize with women who were victims of sexual predators, but I am also concerned for the innocent unborn. As these cases represent less than 2% of all pregnacies (though admittedly that number would go up if they were the exceptions), I wonder how many lives might be saved if the GOP would stipulate.
During the convention, I witnessed CNN eunuch mistate Romney's postion multiple times. I believe he did so delibrately, and was apalled that a respected news organization did nothing to correct him.
Murdering helpless human beings seems extreme to me. Just sayin’.
No. The Republican position on abortion has been consistent since before we all were born.Now we are extreme?It is the other side who has in the last 50 years moved further and further in a direction that minimizes human life.Abortion is just one area where that is true.
Romney’s exception exempt’s not one single female in the world.
*My position has been the same throughout my political career, and it goes back to the days of 1970, he said. There was a woman who was running for political office, U.S. Senate. She took a very bold and courageous stand in 1970, and that was in a conservative state. That was that a woman should have the right to make her own choice as to whether or not to have an abortion. Her name was Lenore Romney, she was my mom. Even though she lost, she established a record of courage in that regard.*
The courage that he says she instilled may have been what enabled Mitt Romney to announce this week that he was returning to his pro-abortion position, and was never anything but, and to say with a straight face, that he had openly campaigned as a ‘health of mother’ abortion advocate.
Please explain your comment. Thanks.
Good read. Thanks for the post.
How would they feel if they were the ones aborted?
Why is it OK for bullies to kill innocent babies?
Stress over being pregnant is a mental health exemption.
This is the first and last time I will partake in the abortion discussion. At a very premature stage the Dr. and I had a discussion. Short version: "We take the baby your wife might live. We don't take the baby, they both will die. You need to decide, tonight." To all you absolute, no exception types, live it before you preach it.
oops. Exemption = inclusion
I favor outlawing ALL abortions, but I realize that the lives saved on ANY ban with politically attractive concesions would number in the millions.
While i think it is extreme to demand that a woman carry her rapists baby, most republicans don’t agree with that as a policy. It’s not even close.
However, MOST democrats agree with absolutely no limits right till delivery. And the psychopath Obama even ENTHUSIASTICALLY supports killing the ones who have successfully been delivered despite the attempt to kill them.
To show how extreme the US Democrat party has become, consider this. What on earth is more radical than a Swedish feminist? Here is the current law in Sweden that their feminists are happy with.
” The current legislation is the Abortion Act of 1974 (SFS 1974:595). This states that up until the end of the eighteenth week of the pregnancy the choice of an abortion is entirely up to the woman, for any reason whatsoever. After the 18th and until the 22nd week a woman needs a permission from the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) to have an abortion. Permission for these late abortions is usually granted for cases in which the fetus or mother are unhealthy.”
If we tried to pass this here, the Dems would utterly freak out. They are orders of magnitude more radical than a Swedish feminist.
I believe doctors gave the same option to Tim Tehow’s mother.
Been there, done that. Made the right choice. You are not special.
My wife and I were in almost exactly the same position. That is an exception required by human decency. Where to draw the line is a different question, but there are times when that heartbreaking choice makes sense.
So did I. But we both made the choice, not someone else.
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