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The Stealth War on Abortion
Rolling Stone ^ | 1-15-2014 | Janet Reitman

Posted on 01/18/2014 4:30:22 PM PST by Darren McCarty

On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she'd told almost no one before. "Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape," she said. "And thank God it didn't result in a pregnancy, because I can't imagine going through what I went through and then having to consider what to do about an unwanted pregnancy from an attacker."

No one in the gallery said a word. Instead, with just hours to go before it broke for Christmas recess, Michigan's overwhelmingly male, Republican-dominated Legislature, having held no hearings nor even a substantive debate, voted to pass one of the most punishing pieces of anti-abortion legislation anywhere in the country: the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act, which would ban abortion coverage, even in cases of rape or incest, from virtually every health-insurance policy issued in the state. Women and their employers wanting this coverage will instead have to purchase a separate rider – often described as "rape insurance." Whitmer, a Democrat known as a fierce advocate for women's issues, described the new law as "by far one of the most misogynistic proposals I've seen in the Michigan Legislature."

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"Right to Life of Michigan is looked upon by most Republican legislators – and probably some Democratic legislators – as one of the most coercive, if not the most coercive lobbying group in the state," says former U.S. congressman Joe Schwarz, a self-described pro-choice Republican who served 16 years in the Michigan Statehouse, from 1987 to 2002. "The amount of pressure Right to Life both directly and indirectly puts on legislators in Michigan is considerable. And some legislators aren't exactly profiles in courage when it comes to standing up to these guys."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; gretchenwhitmer; janetreitman; joeschwarz; memebuilding; michigan; obamacare; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; prolife; righttolife; rollingstone; timwalberg; zerocare
I'll defend it. Killing babies is wrong. That's it.

I found this through an Mlive link, which is about the only way I'll even see anything tied to Rolling Stone. While there's a long ways to go, we're making some progress in protecting babies.

Of course they interview RINO Joe Schwarz. I help boot his sorry ass out of office in 2006 when Tim Walberg ran. It was a proud vote. You were fired because you supported killing babies and only ran against one conservative in 2006 instead for four in 2004. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

1 posted on 01/18/2014 4:30:22 PM PST by Darren McCarty
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Good ole Gretchen Whitmer. If she doesn't get her way she just yells "VAGINA" to get attention that way. Schwarz is just plain garbage.

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2 posted on 01/18/2014 4:33:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darren McCarty

How can it be stealth when they are complaining about pro-lifers not shutting up?


3 posted on 01/18/2014 4:34:36 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Darren McCarty
I saw this headline on the cover of Rolling Stone today. Anyone who buys event tickets through Ticketmaster gets subscribed to Rolling Stone. They'd probably have no subscribers otherwise.
4 posted on 01/18/2014 4:44:48 PM PST by Tax-chick (Tell the mad chameleon he's not welcome anymore.)
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To: Darren McCarty

Well, if I personally will not have an abortion under almost any circumstance (exception: where I would die without it, as in an ectopic pregnancy), and I use whatever method necessary to avoid pregnancy—then why on earth should I have to pay extra for health insurance to cover those using abortion as a form of birth control? If they don’t want to be responsible, let them pay for it.

It looks like Michigan is going in the right direction.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 4:46:58 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Darren McCarty
I'll defend it. Killing babies is wrong. That's it.

Amen.

6 posted on 01/18/2014 4:47:05 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Darren McCarty

Many, many babies, conceived through a violent act of rape, have been carried to term, delivered alive and loved, the shame not compounded in their violent destruction.
The decision to take this path is, of course, a prerogative of the criminally violated woman, and those that have chosen to sustain and preserve innocent life generally are very glad they did so.


7 posted on 01/18/2014 4:54:18 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: Darren McCarty

Abortion in the case of rape is killing.

Catholic Church teaching says in the case of rape and incest, abortion is wrong.

Because of that, there is much said and studies about this within the Church, journalists who work for Catholic publication spell it out:

Statistic show that rape victims who add murder to their trauma do not do as well as those who choose other avenues, and not just catholic women.

It IS against natural law to kill one’s own child.

Anyway, there is nothing stealth about the war against abortion.

The only stealth comes from the media who try to shut down discussion and truth.


8 posted on 01/18/2014 5:10:25 PM PST by stanne
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To: cripplecreek
"Women and their employers wanting this coverage will instead have to purchase a separate rider".

And this is a problem, WHY?

You want abortion coverage, pay for it yourself.

Kind of like how insurance policies under Obamacare MUST cover maternity care.

For a gay man, or an elderly couple they shouldn't have to buy such a policy.

Unless they want to.

9 posted on 01/18/2014 5:17:08 PM PST by boop (Liberal religion. No rules, just right!)
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To: stanne

I’m not going to outright accuse her but I wouldn’t be surprised if Gretchen Whitmer would lie about something like rape.

She’s Pelosi scale crazy and maybe a notch or two above.


10 posted on 01/18/2014 5:33:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darren McCarty

The Culture of Abortion is male-dominated. It’s all about men not having to pay for the consequences of casual sex. Women who kill their babies suffer depression, suicidal thoughts, and eventually run a higher risk for breast cancer. Every time a baby is killed, an immature self-centered man cheers.


11 posted on 01/18/2014 6:06:50 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Darren McCarty

“I’ll defend it. Killing babies is wrong. That’s it.”

Yep. End of discussion.


12 posted on 01/18/2014 6:36:16 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: MuttTheHoople
Thank you for saying what I have long believed.When Hefner and the sex revolution began,something had to be done to make the results of “free sex” disappear.
13 posted on 01/18/2014 6:56:57 PM PST by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: cripplecreek

Either way, rapes happen all the time. Killing the baby doesn’t help and it lets the stupid rapist off the hook


14 posted on 01/18/2014 6:58:44 PM PST by stanne
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To: Darren McCarty

“Abortion Insurance Opt-Out.”

So to understand Rolling Stone: Allowing Insurance Providers to opt out of covering Abortions is “one of the most punishing pieces of anti-abortion legislation anywhere in the country.”

I love how they can’t even be consistent with the “her body, her choice” crap. Everyone else has to take responsibility for her “choice” by paying for her Abortion, but nobody can have any say about it.


15 posted on 01/18/2014 7:23:03 PM PST by TitansAFC ("I'm not much different from A.Cuomo.I probably agree with him on 98% of the issues." - Gov Christie)
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To: Darren McCarty

I couldn’t read very many paragraphs of the pro-baby-killer’s article before I became nauseous acknowledging people actually believe the way this author writes.


16 posted on 01/18/2014 7:54:02 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Elsiejay

I don’t believe a women can put having been raped (what a horrible nightmare!) behind her any more easily if she kills the baby than if she carries it to full term.

But, then again, I’m a man/pig/dog/whatever.


17 posted on 01/18/2014 7:59:03 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Darren McCarty
a fierce advocate for women's issues

A fierce advocate for born women, unborn women must fend for themselves.

18 posted on 01/18/2014 9:19:23 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Elsiejay

The pro-kill crowd uses rape to justify the case for all abortion.


19 posted on 01/18/2014 9:23:04 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: cripplecreek
Whitmer's dad was a big shot at Blue Cross.

I wonder how much money the Whitmers made off of abortion insurance.

20 posted on 01/18/2014 10:40:38 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

Almost comical how these same folks who consider killing a baby to be a way to keep from “punishing” some woman an OK thing, will also claim that illegal immigration should not be contested because it will harm the children who had no choice in how they came to be here....I guess they suffer “situational compassion.”


21 posted on 01/19/2014 4:19:28 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Darren McCarty

what do you expect? Isn’t Michigan the home of Bart Stupak who singlehandedly gave us Obamacare?

Naivete knows no bounds as he famously stated he “trusted” Obama’s word.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 6:38:55 AM PST by bestintxas (Obamacare = Obamascrewed)
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To: bestintxas

Stupak lives in Washington DC now. He scored a major prize in the form of a full partnership with the premier DC lobbying firm of Venable LLP.


23 posted on 01/19/2014 7:21:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darren McCarty
GOD is at war with abortion and all that promote it. ONE DAY all of you abortion loving demons... down to the last demon... will bend knee and believe... but it will be to late when that first Trumpet sounds. Laugh... go ahead... mock and ridicule... that too you will be reminded of.
24 posted on 01/19/2014 7:32:09 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: bestintxas
I'm originally from Northern Michigan. Bart Stupak won because he was a supposed "pro-life" democrat.

Dan Benishek replaced him. He's not as good as he could be, but he's not going to trust Obama's word at least.

25 posted on 01/19/2014 9:09:20 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty

“On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she’d told almost no one before. “Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape,” she said.”

I imagine her “rape” was along the lines of...

Getting drunk at a frat party, stripping off all her cloths to pull a train for the football team.

But the next day she figures the last two of the 2nd string were rape, because she wasn’t in the mood anymore.


26 posted on 01/19/2014 10:34:29 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Darren McCarty

murder is murder it is that simple.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 1:38:08 PM PST by mc5cents (Pray for America)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’ll believe that rape story when I see the police blotter with the complaint. But we need to get control of the language: “reproductive rights” is a ridiculous description. Right to kill is much more accurate.


28 posted on 01/20/2014 4:53:16 AM PST by jammer
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

29 posted on 01/20/2014 4:58:28 AM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: Darren McCarty

I’ll believe that rape story when I see the police blotter with the complaint. But we need to get control of the language: “reproductive rights” is a ridiculous description. Right to kill is much more accurate.


30 posted on 01/20/2014 5:00:12 AM PST by jammer
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To: Darren McCarty

“I’m a scary conservative with a hidden agenda.”

—Mark Steyn


31 posted on 01/20/2014 1:06:06 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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