Thursday, April 19, 2007

Abortion comes down to this:

Whose life is more important: the POTENTIAL human, or the fully-formed female human who carries it?

If you argue for ANY restriction on abortion, you obviously believe the former, and that the primary purpose for a female human is as a birth vessel. The Bu$h Supreme Court, with a 5-4 Catholic majority, apparently agrees as well, as they ruled yesterday against the so-called Partial Birth Abortion, which is a procedure used ONLY TO SAVE THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER. (Ahem, lest you think I am a Klan-like anti-papist, please be informed that I am descended from Polish Catholics.)

Of course, they're only women, so who cares, right? It all comes down to this: does a woman have the right to control her own body or not? Is she a full citizen, or not? Does she have all the rights as an American citizen, or not?

That's all we're talking about here, regardless of all the bullshit about "baby-killing"; does a woman have full rights or not?

How you answer that question, dear friends, reveals how you feel about a lot of things. I know where I stand, and it's in favor of the WOMAN.


TN420 said...

That's the fundis for ya, they only believe in Later Term Abortion. Otherwise known as war. It's not ok to save the life of a woman with an emergency procedure, but it's ok to send 18 year olds to die for a lie?
A culture of death is what they are.
I hate abortion, but these idiots don't even know what they're doing.

This is why we have to turn out and vote for a decent, intelligent human being in '08. These two dirtbags, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia will most likely retire in the next 4 to 8 years. We have to have a progressive president that will appoint real Americans.

LeftWingCracker said...

"These two dirtbags, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia will most likely retire in the next 4 to 8 years."

I wish..Uncle Thomas isn't even 60 yet, he'll hang on until he dies. Scalia is 71, but he might leave if everything turns more in our direction...

leftwingcarolinablue said...

A-hem. I do not like to be the bearer of difficult news, but I'm not sure that your sweeping generalizations about standing with the WOMAN (or, if the case were different, MAN) necessarily tackle the issue at hand. There are women--not named Phyllis Schafly and Bay Buchannan--who are pro-life (and spare me the "anti-choice" line; we lost that language battle before we knew it had ben fought) and to claim that they are somehow anti-themselves is not simply illogical, but unfair.
I'm as pro-choice as anyone else. I do not think that government has any place or right to make those type of decisions for a woman, man or anyone else in our society. I also think quite strongly that the issue herein has become the (no pun intended) poster child for the screaming and professional wrestling culture of our politics. Hot, fulminating rhetoric isn't going to put another pro-choice Justice on the court. Calm, dispassionate, shrewd, calculating politcal skill, however, will and that's what needs to happen between now and November of next year.

LeftWingCracker said...

Good to hear from you, Mr. Shrum! Say hello to Mr. Devine for me!

Ned Williams said...

Now LWC, you're not saying that Clarence Thomas is an Uncle Tom just because he doesn't believe in a "living Constitution," are you? Heck, he'd be popular with Whitey AND blacks if he wasn't so principled. Give the guy some credit . . .

JoeDiggity said...

Puhlease, enough with the sensationalism. Are you and your readers really so uninformed as to believe that mothers will actually die because partial birth abortion was banned? Come on, haven't we learned our lesson about not getting our facts right (remember, WMD in Iraq)?

The real truth is that a partial birth abortion is never medically necessary to save the life of the woman, according to the AMA. Still, Congress specifically protects the mother's life just in case:
"This subsection does not apply to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself."

Let's all calm down and intelligently discuss facts. America has suffered enough from those who would distort facts and use scare tactics to achieve a goal. George Bush got us into Iraq that way- why make the same mistake with this issue?