Skip to comments.Why I Am Pro-Life
Posted on 10/29/2012 3:58:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
HARD-LINE conservatives have gone to new extremes lately in opposing abortion. Last week, Richard Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed Republican Senate candidate in Indiana, declared during a debate that he was against abortion even in the event of rape because after much thought he "came to realize that life is that gift from God. And even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen." That came on the heels of the Tea Party-backed Republican Representative Joe Walsh of Illinois saying after a recent debate that he opposed abortion even in cases where the life of the mother is in danger, because "with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" in which a woman would not survive without an abortion. "Health of the mother has become a tool for abortions anytime, for any reason," Walsh said. That came in the wake of the Senate hopeful in Missouri, Representative Todd Akin, remarking that pregnancy as a result of "legitimate rape" is rare because "the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down."
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The normal mode would be to put it in a Saturday edition, section D, page 19.
Did you read it and the comments?
Friedman is not “pro life” he is co opting the term to use for bloomberg liberals who support a woman’s choice to kill an unborn child and govt choice to ban her from buying big sodas..
Next will he co opt the term “gay” and explain that militant homosexuals are not and never will be happy?
You didn’t read the article. The gist is you are not pro-life if you don’t want gun control.
Here's why I'm pro life!
Imprisoning people in government welfare, to ensure their reliance and their vote, IS NOT PRO-LIFE!
I am a bit confused if this guy actually is opposed to abortion and is just a big liberal (there was a guy like this on a forum I used to post on) because he says this:
"Pro-life" can mean only one thing: "respect for the sanctity of life." And there is no way that respect for the sanctity of life can mean we are obligated to protect every fertilized egg in a woman's body, no matter how that egg got fertilized, but we are not obligated to protect every living person from being shot with a concealed automatic weapon. I have no respect for someone who relies on voodoo science to declare that a woman's body can distinguish a "legitimate" rape, but then declares - when 99 percent of all climate scientists conclude that climate change poses a danger to the sanctity of all life on the planet - that global warming is just a hoax.
The first sentence almost seems like he agrees that life begins at conception, but it's hard to know as he uses the term "fertilized egg" which libs love to use in a dehumanizing manner.
Liberals often attack conservatives for not being really pro-life for being opposed to abortion but not supporting liberal programs and supporting the death penalty, but then proceed to act like they are actually the pro-life ones for supporting liberal programs and supporting abortion. By their logical fallacy, they wouldn't be pro-life either.
This laughable gem at the end:
Respect for life has to include respect for how that life is lived, enhanced and protected - not only at the moment of conception but afterward, in the course of that life. That's why, for me, the most "pro-life" politician in America is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While he supports a woman's right to choose, he has also used his position to promote a whole set of policies that enhance everyone's quality of life - from his ban on smoking in bars and city parks to reduce cancer, to his ban on the sale in New York City of giant sugary drinks to combat obesity and diabetes, to his requirement for posting calorie counts on menus in chain restaurants, to his push to reinstate the expired federal ban on assault weapons and other forms of common-sense gun control, to his support for early childhood education, to his support for mitigating disruptive climate change.
Bloomberg the socialist? LOL!
I plead stupidity. Sorry.
See post 7.
See post 7.
Good pic. I’m pro-life because I believe human life begins at fertilization. At that moment, a unique individual human being is created who should have a chance at life. Furthermore, I believe this position is provable with DNA.
Abortion should be allowed to save the life of the mother. Everyone has the right to self-defence, even if the threat is coming from her own child.
Re abortion following rape: Let me state what I believe is a near perfect analogy: Suppose a woman is driving down the street, minding her own business, when a drunk driver runs a red light and slams into her. The paramedics arrive on the scene, examine her, and put her on the stretcher. Before loading her into the ambulance she is told this, “You’ve got a problem that will take about nine months to get over, but after that, you’ll be pretty much as you were before the crash”. The pro-choice woman says, “Wheel me over to that group of innocent bystanders.” The paramedics wheel her over to the curb where she pulls a gun from her purse and proceeds to shoot dead one or more of the innocent bystanders. That’s pretty much the same morality of an abortion after a rape.
That is the largest load of Horse Hockey I’ve read in a LONG time.