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Rush Limbaugh: Abortions kill liberal causes
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, January 23, 2003 | By Joe Kovacs

Posted on 01/23/2003 12:23:16 AM PST by JohnHuang2

Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is suggesting liberal backers of abortion are harming their own causes with their support of the right to terminate unborn children.


Rush Limbaugh

The conservative icon tied remarks on the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion into news about U.S. population trends – specifically, how Census officials now say Hispanics have become the top minority group in America.

Limbaugh wondered aloud how many blacks and women, for instance, would be alive today had it not been for the millions of abortions that have taken place since state restrictions were done away with three decades ago:

Meanwhile, the Boston Globe published an editorial yesterday, claiming that most young American women were clueless regarding "the meaning of a coat hanger as a symbol of unsafe abortions":

Limbaugh says the editorial shows the current pro-choice movement thinks it's failing because women "don't get it" when a coat hanger is brought up.

"Is this not sick," asked Limbaugh, "to judge the health of a movement on the basis of that? Does that not tell you what this has always been founded on? ... Here's a movement that is proud of the coat-hanger past and is upset that not enough women under 35 understand what it is."

He wondered if abortion-rights activists would now conduct seminars and produce videos to raise awareness and sensitivity regarding those who have had abortions with coat hangers.

Limbaugh also discussed a hypothetical scenario involving homosexuals, and how they would suddenly reverse their pro-choice stance should scientists prove a "gay" gene exists:

Just how the abortion issue would play in the 2004 election was also a matter of discussion on the air.

The pro-choice movement is getting traditional support from Democratic presidential candidates, who are again looking to codify the Roe v. Wade decision into federal law.

Among the White House hopefuls is Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., who attacked Republicans in the executive and legislative branches looking to restrict access to abortion.

"These people believe that politicians and judges in their wisdom are in a better place to make the decision that can so profoundly affect a woman's life," said Edwards. "They are wrong, they are wrong, they are wrong, and we must stop them, and we will stop them."

Limbaugh responded by saying the reality is the exact opposite of Edwards' contention.

"It's been the position of the liberals all along that it is precisely politicians and judges who should aid in these decisions," Limbaugh said.

"They do think they are in a better position to tell you how you can spend your money or who's in better charge of your money – you or them – in government. They do believe that judges and politicians – because they're elitists – have far more common sense when it comes to your life than you do."

The talk host, heard on some 600 stations nationwide, said the whole debate has never even been a crucial factor in the outcome of elections.

"Pro-abortion has never been the slam-dunk political issue everybody thinks it is. It's always been a 50-50 issue. When you get into the internals of all of these polls, when you get down to questions such as 'Should abortion be used as a form of birth control?' it's not even 50-50. It's way way way 'no' to that."

Regarding the pro-choice mantra that laws shouldn't tell women what do with their own bodies, Limbaugh said such restrictions are nothing new.

"We have laws in this country that deny women doing all kinds of things with their body. They can't be prostitutes legally, can't do drugs legally. We tell not just women but all kinds of people what they can and can't do with their bodies."

Looking toward the future, Limbaugh expressed optimism that Americans, perhaps many yet to be born, would reject the pro-choice rhetoric, saying it evinces a cavalier attitude toward life itself.

"Every generation has thought from the beginning of time ... it's living in the 'last days,' ... yet it's never doomed and it's never finished, and it's never over with, and why is that? Well, because there's always a new generation or two that have yet to be born that don't know any of this negative stuff. And they eventually do get born despite the pro-abortion crowd, and they grow up and they decide they want a certain life for themselves that may not include some of all this rotgut that current generations are facing."




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Thursday, January 23, 2003

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1 posted on 01/23/2003 12:23:17 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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2 posted on 01/23/2003 12:24:17 AM PST by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: JohnHuang2
45 million bump
3 posted on 01/23/2003 12:47:07 AM PST by Dajjal
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To: JohnHuang2
It's worth noting that a quite disproportionate number of those 40 million unborn would have probably been raised as liberals. So, if you think about it, liberals are literally killing their causes with abortion...
4 posted on 01/23/2003 1:06:43 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: AntiGuv
Yup... liberals are oblivious to the irony. Then against today liberal compassion is measured by how many of those not yet here have to be killed so the liberals can remain in the good graces of the abortion industry in America.
5 posted on 01/23/2003 1:30:24 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: JohnHuang2
It's easy to see the answer to "How could they have let this happen?" question about the extermination of Jews during the time of Hitler. People have the capacity to rationalize some of the most horrendous acts of inhumanity by calling an atrocity something it is not. Evil really does not change from generation to generation.
6 posted on 01/23/2003 2:09:37 AM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: JohnHuang2
We should all make a bargain.

Democrats stay out of our wallets. Republicans stay out of our bedrooms.


BUMP

7 posted on 01/23/2003 3:29:24 AM PST by tm22721 (Those without a sword can still die upon it.)
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To: tm22721
...Democrats stay out of our wallets. Republicans stay out of our bedrooms...

You undertake abortions in your bedroom?

8 posted on 01/23/2003 3:35:13 AM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: JohnHuang2
Most young people cannot recall the days when desperate women were butchered or killed by crude abortion attempts.

I'd be willing to bet that more women have died from 'legal' abortions than were ever killed by illegal abortions. (roughly 1/3 of all women who enter abortion clinics die as a direct result of the visit, others die later from complications)

9 posted on 01/23/2003 4:49:03 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O
One out of three? Explain.
10 posted on 01/23/2003 5:06:14 AM PST by rebelyell
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To: John O
(roughly 1/3 of all women who enter abortion clinics die as a direct result of the visit, others die later from complications)

Source? Dubious data does not help.

11 posted on 01/23/2003 5:10:22 AM PST by StriperSniper (Start heating the TAR, I'll go get the FEATHERS.)
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To: tm22721
"Republicans stay out of our bedrooms."

Let's pretend I'm slow and that you have to explain precisely what you mean by this, ok?

12 posted on 01/23/2003 5:12:13 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: JohnHuang2
Liberals don't follow the natural consequence of their actions. They act on feelings, not fact.
13 posted on 01/23/2003 5:13:19 AM PST by Mercat
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To: JohnHuang2
I'm glad Rush is talking about abortion again. His rants about it in the late 80's made me a Republican.

He hasn't talked about it, except very rarely, for years now, so I'm glad to see that he's still willing. I hope he does it more.

14 posted on 01/23/2003 6:47:51 AM PST by Artist
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To: JohnHuang2
What's wrong with red-heads? George Washington and Chris Columbus had red hair.
15 posted on 01/23/2003 7:13:02 AM PST by DeathTaxesNoles
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To: John O
"I'd be willing to bet that more women have died from 'legal' abortions than were ever killed by illegal abortions."

I won't take that bet:

45 million / 2 = 22.5 million women dead from legal abortion.

16 posted on 01/23/2003 8:26:29 AM PST by HumanaeVitae
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To: HumanaeVitae; StriperSniper; rebelyell
Jo->"I'd be willing to bet that more women have died from 'legal' abortions than were ever killed by illegal abortions."

HV->I won't take that bet:

HV->45 million / 2 = 22.5 million women dead from legal abortion.

HumanaeVitae got it. Here's the rest of it for you SS and RY:

Thanks for responding. I was wanting to explain this.

JO-> (roughly 1/3 of all women who enter abortion clinics die as a direct result of the visit, others die later from complications)

Assuming for the sake of argument that very few were aborting twins. The odds of a baby being male or female is roughly 50%. (actually I believe the child 50.1% more likely to be male)

So the total number of people who enter a clinic is comprised of 3/4 woman and 1/4 men. (50% mothers, 25% female babies, 25% male babies)

Since the vast majority of the babies are murdered inside, there is an instant 50% mortality rate of which 1/2 are female. So roughly 1/3 of all women who enter an abortion clinic die there and some percentage more die from complications later. If you count abortion induced breast cancer deaths the numbers increase even more.

17 posted on 01/23/2003 9:23:38 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: JohnHuang2
Wonder how many aborted would have lived in Florida and voted for Sore/Loserman?
18 posted on 01/23/2003 9:29:28 AM PST by N. Theknow
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To: John O
Thanks for responding. I was wanting to explain this.

I fell right into the trap. ;-)

Source? - Logic - Got it.

19 posted on 01/23/2003 9:41:23 AM PST by StriperSniper (Start heating the TAR, I'll go get the FEATHERS.)
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