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Kirsten Powers: I Donít Stand With Wendy Davis
The Daily Beast ^ | July 2 | Kirsten Powers

Posted on 07/02/2013 7:40:21 AM PDT by Hojczyk

If the majority of Americans oppose elective late-term abortion, why do we have Davis complaining to CBS’s Bob Schieffer that the male politicians who are championing the late-term abortion ban are “bullying women”? Maybe it’s she who is bullying the rest of us into supporting a view that is mocked by scientific advancement; namely 3-D sonograms. Maybe we should be thankful for the men and wonder what is wrong with the women who think protecting the right to abort your baby for any reason up to the 26th week is a “human right.”

Human-rights movements have traditionally existed to help the voiceless and those without agency gain progressively more rights. Yet in the case of abortion, the voiceless have progressively lost rights at the hands of people who claim to be human-rights crusaders. Abortion-rights leaders have turned the world upside down. They want us to believe that a grown woman is voiceless, that she has less agency than the infant in her womb who relies on her for life. A woman has so little agency, we are told, that she is incapable of getting an abortion before the fifth month of her pregnancy. To suggest she should do so is a “war on women.” It’s an insult to women dressed up as “women’s rights.”

On ABC’s This Week, Peggy Noonan responded to the chants of “I stand with Wendy” by noting, “What she is ... standing for is something we would recognize as infanticide, late-term abortion, the taking of a little child’s life.” Standing for that is not heroic, and it is not something to be cheered.


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1 posted on 07/02/2013 7:40:21 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

FOX NEWS liberal gets it right, and eloquently so..


2 posted on 07/02/2013 7:42:41 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Hojczyk
Something has happened to Kirsten Powers....for the better.

I rarely disagree with her anymore. She never ceases to surprise.

3 posted on 07/02/2013 7:44:54 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Hojczyk

Kirsten might be coming over from the Dark Side.
She seems to have slowly moderated her ultra-leftist stance on most issues.

Every now and then she seems to backslide a little, but in general she seems to be much less reactionary than she was some years back.

Of course it is no doubt due in part to her disillusionment with Obama and the growing realization that she has been played for a sap.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 7:45:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Hojczyk

Kirsten just lost her position as a liberal in good standing. She will now be roundly condemned.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 7:46:18 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Iron Munro; lonestar

Well, when you spend as much time as she does with Juan (dumb as a rock) Williams..maybe she learned to recognize stupidity..


6 posted on 07/02/2013 7:47:29 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Hojczyk

Abortion is the PR coup of the century.

Men tell women that they just want to use their bodies because real women are more fun than inflatable dolls. Then they tell women it’s their responsibility if they get pregnant, and they can just kill the kids if they don’t want to raise them. The amazing thing is the men tell the women that treating them like sex toys is actually advancing womens’ rights.

And the women buy it and march in favor of it.

It’s as amazing as if someone actually convinced a racial segment of the population that being allowed to be slaves is a right and they will not be denied their right to be a slave.

I just don’t get it.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 7:48:28 AM PDT by ArGee (O'er the land of the watched (closely)...)
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To: Hojczyk
What about the "woman" in the womb who has no say about her right to future maturity and accomplishment?

Who is speaking for her Creator-endowed rights in this present time and space in all of history?

Today's "progressives," with all of their domination of academia and Far Left politics, seem to fit into a category described in an essay by T.S. Eliot on Virgil:

"In our time, when men seem more than ever to confuse wisdom with knowledge and knowledge with information and to try to solve the problems of life in terms of engineering, there is coming into existence a new kind of provincialism which perhaps deserves a new name. It is a provincialism not of space but of time--one for which history is merely a chronicle of human devices which have served their turn and have been scrapped, one for which the world is the property solely of the living, a property in which the dead hold no share." - T. S. Eliot

8 posted on 07/02/2013 7:50:55 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Hojczyk

Ms. Powers is that extremely rare animal known as the thinking liberal. The thinking liberal is nearly extinct.

I don’t always agree with Ms. Powers, but she has the integrity to defend her positions, and engage in honest debate. For that, she has earned my respect.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 7:51:45 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Hojczyk

There sould be a “Kristian Powers” “Rule” on Free Republic!


10 posted on 07/02/2013 8:02:57 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ArGee
"Then they tell women it’s their responsibility if they get pregnant, and they can just kill the kids if they don’t want to raise them.

Help me out here, but exactly which gender is Wendy Davis?

11 posted on 07/02/2013 8:03:29 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: ken5050
Well, when you spend as much time as she does with Juan (dumb as a rock) Williams..maybe she learned to recognize stupidity..

At the least you would certainly have to learn restraint if you are around Juan "The Apologist" Williams much at all.


12 posted on 07/02/2013 8:06:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: lonestar

I think she is very smart. Smart enough to realize where the money is, for example. She could be another screeching loon like that idiot broad Hannity seems fixated with, or the female version of Beckel, Colmes, or Williams who would argue the sun rises in the west if Obama said so. Instead Powers finds a middle ground that is largely based on common sense and thus differentiates herself as “fair and balanced” to borrow a phrase. Good for her pocketbook, no doubt. What does she believe personally? It’s pretty irrelvant, isn’t it? She’s just a performer. Why, when you’ve got the freedom to write your own script, would you choose to alienate half or more of your audience?


13 posted on 07/02/2013 8:09:00 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: lonestar

At one time we had a radio talk-show host here in Pittsburgh. He did not do a political show, but he leaned left.

One day he went on a rant about something outrageously stupid that Liberals had done in that day’s news.

He then announced that “although I personally think the country would be better having both points of view represented, THIS is why Liberalism is dying. Because it has become hopelessly and intransigently STUPID!


14 posted on 07/02/2013 8:09:06 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Iron Munro

Whenever Brit Hume and Juan Williams are on the panel together, and Juan says something that is even more egregiously stupid than usual, the director always seems to enjoy putting the camera on Brit’s face..the expression is priceless... a cross between “ I can’r believe he is as dumb as that” and “what am I doing here in the same room with this clown.”


15 posted on 07/02/2013 8:11:21 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: Hojczyk
As an aside the “Human Rights” movement is designedly vague it enables those who achieve power over others to blithely declare anything-including toothpaste-a “Human Right.” Compare this with the well described Rights enumerated by our American Constitution-the true “Human Rights.”One buys the “"Human Rights" arguments at their and their peoples peril; economically, politically, religiously, and culturally.
16 posted on 07/02/2013 8:13:00 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Hojczyk

Gosnell. Some liberals cannot hide their feelings any longer.
And, should not on murder.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 8:13:01 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: ArGee
The amazing thing is the men feminist women tell the women that treating them like sex toys is actually advancing womens’ rights.

More accurate with the above revision.

18 posted on 07/02/2013 8:17:25 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ken5050

I noticed that about Brit and Juan.

Brit has trouble keeping the eye-rolling to a minimum.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 8:18:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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To: Hojczyk

She has had a baby and knows what would happen to her if she killed it. She is also a Christian which is hard to maintain your liberal cult standing.

Pray for America to Wake Up


20 posted on 07/02/2013 8:20:41 AM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Iron Munro

She used to be an atheist and is now some form of Christian. That might have some bearing on her changing stances.


21 posted on 07/02/2013 8:33:41 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: US Navy Vet

22 posted on 07/02/2013 8:36:16 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Hojczyk

C’mon Kirstin...through off the liberal shackels and free your heart and mind! Come over to our side where you belong. I know you want to do it!


23 posted on 07/02/2013 8:45:17 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: bigbob

I remember when Kirsten made me mad everytime she opened her mouth. I think she has changed...because she articulates her point of view too well not to believe what she is saying. Just my opinion.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 8:46:32 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: pgkdan
through off

D'oh! Throw off!

25 posted on 07/02/2013 8:46:37 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: Hojczyk
I added some additional words in bold I wish she had included for greater accuracy:

Human-rights movements have traditionally existed to help the voiceless and those without agency gain progressively more of our God given rights taken away and withheld from us by a tyrannical government.

26 posted on 07/02/2013 9:48:45 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Animal Farm meets 1984 in A Brave New World. Crony capitalism, chaos and control.)
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To: lonestar

People can change.


27 posted on 07/02/2013 10:18:46 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: loveliberty2

Yep, progressives have turned Liberty into License. In regards to abortion, a license to kill.


28 posted on 07/02/2013 12:01:00 PM PDT by Tradcon (Tradcon)
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To: Hojczyk
The "War on Women" is a fabrication, but there is a war on unborn babies where there are actual casualties and deaths.
29 posted on 07/02/2013 12:15:49 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Hojczyk
Good for Kirsten.

NOT wanting to murder Babies in the womb is a good bench mark to have that too many never even come close to meeting.

I am Proud for you Kirsten.

30 posted on 07/02/2013 1:40:20 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Hojczyk

Who stands behind Windy? The answer is simple: no one with a modicum of goodness and sanity!

Bravo for Kirsten who has always seemed to me to be more of a moderate on issues that demand comment by a person possessing a working brain and a belief that God and goodness are involved in the recognition of evil.


31 posted on 07/03/2013 3:51:09 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: lonestar

http://gospellightminute.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/god-pursued-me-how-kirsten-powers-converted-from-atheism-to-christianity-gospel-light-minute-101/


32 posted on 07/03/2013 3:57:53 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: savedbygrace

Thank you! This explains it all. She REALLY has changed.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 4:13:35 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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