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Laura Ingraham: Abortion Is Part of The ‘Culture of Death’
NewsBuster.org ^ | May 4, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer

Posted on 05/04/2014 5:02:01 PM PDT by Kaslin

During a discussion about the merits of the death penalty on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham had some strong words about the “culture of death” in America surrounding abortion in this country. 

Agreeing with PBS’ Cokie Roberts, Ingraham remarked “But my heart is with the victims of abortion and of the death penalty. Because Cokie is right. A culture of life must be respected, but across the board.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; cokieroberts; georgesteponallofus; sexuality

1 posted on 05/04/2014 5:02:01 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Cokie Roberts is a “seamless webbed Catholic”? Can someone translate what these people on tv are blabbering about?


2 posted on 05/04/2014 5:10:17 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Kaslin

“Because Cokie is right.”

Cokie is not right.

Cokie is an idiot. I mean, if she had two brain cells to rub together she would have changed her name.

Structually this argument is a common piece of sophistry often deployed by Evil in the attempt to secure half a victory, should the whole victory be postponed.

What does Evil want? Well, the deaths of the murderers *and* the innocent. But these pro-life people want to deny evil the deaths of the innocent. What to do?

Well, a small victory could be preserved should the pro-life side win, by flim-flamming them into letting the murderers live too.

However, letting the innocent live in no way mandates letting the guilty live. We can countenance both a ban on abortion and the judicial application of the death penalty with no contradiction whatsoever.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 5:10:24 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Kaslin

Abortion and homosexuality, two plagues on society.
Good `friend` and frequent fill in host of single mother Laura Ingraham is Tammy Bruce, a pro abortion lesbian.


4 posted on 05/04/2014 5:13:33 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Kaslin

Nobody better than Laura Ingraham on bringing antilife agenda to light in the secular media.

btw, in NY Gov. Cuomo wants abortion EXPANSION.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 5:15:09 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: miss marmelstein

“Seamless webbed Catholic.”

I think Cokie is talking about a culture of life for our little spider friends.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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To: Kaslin

Me likey Laura. She’s articulate and not afraid to bring up the life issue. So much better than those fakes, like Peggy Noonan and others, who seem to care more about being popular and getting invited to D.C.’s and NYC’s cocktail parties.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 5:23:00 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: heye2monn

Was it a reference to Duck Dynasty?!


8 posted on 05/04/2014 5:26:34 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Kaslin

Laura is against the death penalty?

This would be the first time I disagreed with Laura Ingraham. I do not equate abortion with the death penalty.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 5:31:30 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

Ingraham is a zealous Catholic, following the lead of The Church.


10 posted on 05/04/2014 5:33:35 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JudyinCanada

Abortion = the death penalty....for babies, and
they are innocent of all charges.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 5:37:10 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: jjotto

She’s normally so sensible. I love it when she is the host of The O’Reilly Factor rather than Bill. She’s quite smart...usually.


12 posted on 05/04/2014 5:37:22 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: JudyinCanada

She’s great on the radio too.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 5:39:36 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: tet68

Precisely. Killing the innocent is a sin.

Putting to death a taker of life is actually showing respect for life.

If there are innocent people on death row this is a separate issue. This needs to be addressed, but someone who is guilty of murder needs to pay the price for taking a human life.


14 posted on 05/04/2014 5:41:02 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: jjotto

Yup - love her radio show. She’s second to Rush.


15 posted on 05/04/2014 5:41:48 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: jjotto

The Catholic Church of my youth, had no objections to the death penalty and neither do I! But I’m no seamless webbed Catholic, lol.


16 posted on 05/04/2014 5:50:09 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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17 posted on 05/04/2014 5:55:04 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: miss marmelstein

I am becoming more and more aware that Catholic religious education actually varies quite a bit from parish to parish and certainly over time. Catholic hierarchy ain’t what it used to be.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 6:03:34 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

I was educated at St. Agnes Parish in NYC - the home of Bishop Sheen. He was no slouch in the educational department.


19 posted on 05/04/2014 6:05:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: JudyinCanada

“I do not equate abortion with the death penalty.”

They are apples and oranges. Funny, these anti-death penalty people are never upset about the MURDERS that led to their pets being on death row in the first place.

BTW, I was listening to Bauer and Rose this AM and if that creep that was executed in OK the other day suffered, he truly deserved it. His crimes were horrific and a painless death was something that he certainly did not merit.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 6:06:30 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

I read that his victim suffered greatly, and was actually buried alive, to die a slow and agony-filled death. If he “suffered” while he died, oh well.


21 posted on 05/04/2014 6:11:02 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: miss marmelstein

Fulton Sheen was a man among men.

One of my secret indulgences is listening to him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX2NZTcqreY


22 posted on 05/04/2014 6:13:45 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: JudyinCanada

Yep, raped, robbed, shot in the face and buried alive. Nineteen years old. And we are supposed to feel bad that they “botched” this guy’s execution.

He should have been buried alive. That would have been justice.

I HOPE that anti-white racist Eric Holder tries to make a poster boy our of this guy.


23 posted on 05/04/2014 7:16:46 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: dsc

>>Cokie is an idiot. I mean, if she had two brain cells to rub together she would have changed her name.

Roberts is short for Rabinowitz.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 8:21:14 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: JudyinCanada
"If there are innocent people on death row this is a separate issue. This needs to be addressed, but someone who is guilty of murder needs to pay the price for taking a human life."

All things being equal, you would be correct. However, things are not equal. Our criminal justice system in this country is so corrupt and dishonest that any God fearing Christian can't help but wonder if the authorities can be trusted with the taking of a life.....any life.

Just look at some of the stories we see and hear about pertaining to corrupt cops, dishonest lawyers, and judges who see everything through an ideological prism. It's corrupt from the top down and bottom up. Therefore, I myself cannot support the death penalty.

25 posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:30 PM PDT by Carbonsteel
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To: Lisbon1940

“Roberts is short for Rabinowitz.”

There’s nothing wrong with Rabinowitz. The problem is “Cokie.” And I’ll bet she complains about people not taking her seriously.


26 posted on 05/04/2014 11:08:35 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Lisbon1940

She is the daughter of Hale Boggs, who was the Louisiana Democrat US House of Representatives Majority Leader in the ‘60s. Husband Steven Roberts original name was something like Rosgow, IIRC.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

Sorry, I was confusing Steve Roberts wit Jerome Robbins.


28 posted on 05/05/2014 5:14:01 AM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: bramps

> a pro abortion lesbian

Why would a lesbian need an abortion?


29 posted on 05/05/2014 5:21:00 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: Kaslin

For Catholics, the argument not to permit the deliberate killing of unborn children is doctrinal, having to do with the intrinsic evil of the act. Intentional abortion can never be tolerated. To permit it in law is to undermine the basis for any legitimate legal system or government.

Conversely, the argument not to put to death certain offenders is prudential. The Church explicitly teaches that the state has an inherent right to wield the sword against the offender. In recent decades, the prudential judgment of popes (and many bishops) has been that the death penalty is no longer needed in most of the world. As a Catholic, I disagree with that view.

However, another prudential concern about the death penalty is whether a particular state is trustworthy to employ this sanction. I think it’s not altogether too difficult to make out a case that the federal and state governments of the United States are not sufficiently trustworthy in this regard.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 5:32:46 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: dsc

It always amazes me. There a few people in any forum that would be best advised to not comment so that others would bear witness to stupidity.

BUT—then there people like you, so insightful, wise, and prescient.

I tip my hat to you sir. You are a treasure. And I mean it.

Thanks.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 5:57:01 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: heye2monn

Maybe. Cokie is as clueless as her eyes are far apart.


32 posted on 05/05/2014 3:56:58 PM PDT by heye2monn (MO)
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