Obama: Abortion means everyone gets to “fulfill their dreams”

posted at 12:41 pm on January 22, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

“Everyone”? Well, not exactly, but only if you think for more than a few seconds about human biology and the consequences of abortion. The White House put out this statement today hailing Roe v Wade on its 41st anniversary:

Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.  We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

I beg to differ on behalf of the 55 million whose opportunities for freedom and dreams got sucked out of existence when the same thing happened to them. The core value of the freedom to life was denied those millions of victims. Abortion is literally the antithesis of that final sentence, and a horrid parody of reality for “all our children.”

The Hill reports that Republicans plan to make this an issue for the midterms:

On Tuesday, CNN reported that some members of the GOP plan to introduce a resolution at this week’s meeting of the Republican National Committee encouraging Republican candidates to discuss abortion openly.

“The Republican National Committee urges all Republican pro-life candidates, consultants, and other national Republican Political Action Committees to reject a strategy of silence on the abortion issue when candidates are attacked with ‘war on women’ rhetoric,” the resolution reads.

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) also noted the anniversary in a fundraising email to supporters on Wednesday.

“I am proud to have fought (and will continue fighting) for pro-life legislation in Congress. However, like most of the legislation my fellow conservative House members and I pass, the U.S. Senate blocks those bills from becoming law,” Cotton, who is challenging Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark), wrote. “This is just another reason we need to take back the Senate from Harry Reid and President Obama’s other close allies.”

That strategy requires political candidates who can discuss the subject intelligently. We’ve seen what happens when Republicans attempt to “wing it” during interviews, and the media will be as anxious as ever to cast the GOP as “extreme” on abortion. No doubt demagogues like Andrew Cuomo will be delighted to assist, too.

If the RNC really wants to put this issue on the table for 2014, then it had better plan for those eventualities. (They did postpone their winter meeting to allow Republicans on Capitol Hill to participate in March for Life demonstrations today.) The RNC consists in large part of officers from state parties, who should know the candidates who will try to unseat Democratic incumbents, and GOP incumbents whose rhetoric needs polishing. Hold some seminars to accomplish that, and perhaps Republicans can leverage the majority who want to see more restrictions on abortion and expose Democrats as abortion-on-demand advocates to demonstrate the real extremism on this issue.


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Well… except for, y’know. WHO CARES — 0BAMA IS AWE$0ME!!!

Jeddite on January 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Uh – Everyone but the baby!

Old Country Boy on January 22, 2014 at 12:43 PM

How many of the 55 million were black babies?

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Wendy Davis/Fluke — 2016, because Hillary is so yesterday…

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 12:44 PM

we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.

 
Except for all her other non-abortion choices.

rogerb on January 22, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Wow, I’d love to see that statistic. I think we need to see these dreams that were fulfilled. I’d bet out of 55 million there are more losers than winners.

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Yeah, I never got to fulfill my dream of becoming medical waste.

Idiot.

CDeb on January 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM

“I have a dream….”

Electrongod on January 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Obama: Abortion means everyone gets to “fulfill their dreams”

“Everyone”? Well, not exactly, but only if you think for more than a few seconds about human biology and the consequences of abortion.

“Everyone” but 55 million aborted babies. Which succinctly demonstrates that to Obama and the left, the lost lives are irrelevant.

Welcome to the modern world, where death is caused casually by nothing more than indifference.

There Goes the Neighborhood on January 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Obama: Abortion means everyone gets to “fulfill their dreams”

Yeah, except for the murdered children but you wouldn’t want to punish one of the President’s daughters with caring for another human being or something.

I prefer the tweet sent from Pope Francis.

“I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable,”

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 12:49 PM

How many of the 55 million were black babies?

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 12:44 PM

The percentage I heard at last weekend’s March for Life in Dallas was 38 percent. So a SWAG number would be approximately 20,900,000.

Ward Cleaver on January 22, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Obama: Abortion means everyone gets to “fulfill their dreams”

…did JugEar’s mom…fulfill her dreams?

KOOLAID2 on January 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Women’s Health
Women’s Health
Women’s Health

I am so f’ing sick and tired of hearing about “women’s health.” EVERYONE’s health is important. And assigning the shield of “women’s health” to the slaughter of 55 million children is like saying Auschwitz was really just a day spa…

dpduq on January 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM

That strategy requires political candidates who can discuss the subject intelligently. We’ve seen what happens when Republicans attempt to “wing it” during interviews

Yeah we sure have.
BTW, Ed, opinion on pregnancy termination in instances of rape? That particularly gets discussed “unintelligently”.

Marcus on January 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Commenting on this is just too easy.

Tater Salad on January 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Obama: Abortion means everyone gets to “fulfill their dreams”

This is obviously sexist against males, since males cannot get an abortion. Why did you elect a sexist president progs? (/somewhat sarc)

nobar on January 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

Except the TEA party

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Wow, I’d love to see that statistic. I think we need to see these dreams that were fulfilled. I’d bet out of 55 million there are more losers than winners.

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2014 at 12:47 PM

55 million babies aborted doesn’t necessarily mean 55 million mothers murdered their own offspring. There are certainly repeat murderers amongst their ranks.

steebo77 on January 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

About 30 million of the 55 million would be 18 and over, meaning either working, or in college, those working paying taxes.

Ward Cleaver on January 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

Except the unemployed, the middle/poor classes, whom he exploits, the 1%r extraordinaire, the hypocrite from hell.

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Obama’s mother was robbed of her dreams.

portlandon on January 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

Unless they are “unintended”. In which case, your life is forfeit to someone else’s dreams.

The Schaef on January 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

So THIS is what Dr. King’s “I have a Dream” speech was about!!??

Wow, is Obama great of what!!? He teaches us every day!

ToddPA on January 22, 2014 at 12:54 PM

And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.

All our children? You mean except the ones whose deaths you celebrate on this day you lousy rat-eared bastard? I hope your brats get knocked up in a very public way and you have to defend this stuff by justifying the deaths of your own grandchildren so that your slutty daughters are not unduly “punished” with the onus of giving birth and raising a child. Not that I expect they’d do any better a job as parent as you and your vile wife have been.

50% of black pregnancies are aborted and you talk about supporting maternal and child health. How do you build safe and healthy communities for all our children when blacks kill off half of their community? The math how that can happen makes even less sense than Obamacare.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Translation: Women may act in a sexually irresponsible manner, and it’s ok.

dogsoldier on January 22, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Question: Where’s todays gay “marriage” thread???

Answer: Soon!

Eph on January 22, 2014 at 12:56 PM

We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy,

Obama”Care” begs to difer.

including the right to reproductive freedom.

Abortion is destructive, not reproductive, and the only “freedom” about it is the freedom from the legal consequences of ending another human life with malice.

steebo77 on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

liberals are sick.

They fancy themselves the champions of “civil rights” but support and want the government to force you to support the destruction of the most innocent and helpless lives.

gwelf on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Kermit Gosnell. Doctor, Dream Maker!!

Deano1952 on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

I wrote this over @ Twitchy.
My ‘dreams’ were affected by MY choices-not by my son birth.

Read:21 years ago I was an very emotionally effed up newlywed w/ a hair-trigger temper who found herself pregnant 2 months after the wedding. I wouldn’t be diagnosed w/ Asperger’s for another 10 years. If the ghouls at PP had seen me-they would have encouraged me to walk through their ‘clinic’s’ doors. I could’ve be the poster girl for elective abortion. That baby was born in early 1994 to a very unfit mom. Fast-forward almost 20 years. Next week-my son may find out if he’s been accepted to study abroad for the summer 2014 term. He’ll be helping excavate Roman-era ruins in Britain. How cool is that! God is good and watched over my son during those long years that it took for me to get my sh*t together. Yeah-I was a mess when he was born-but that wasn’t his fault. The world is a better because me and my now ex chose LIFE!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Obama’s mother was robbed of her dreams.

portlandon on January 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Good thing he got his from his father.

steebo77 on January 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Sick b@stard. Nicest thing I can say.

txag92 on January 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Right Obama . . . everyone except the dead baby. This poor Republic is getting sicker by the hour.

rplat on January 22, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Abortion is the only medical “procedure” where the fatality rate is over 50%.

Steve Eggleston on January 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Reproductive freedom?
Unless a woman was raped she used her reproductive freedom in getting pregnant. She doesn’t have a right to take away a life just because it’s unintended or inconvenient.

gwelf on January 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Obama suuuuuuure is Dreamy!

ToddPA on January 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

I am so f’ing sick and tired of hearing about “women’s health.” EVERYONE’s health is important. And assigning the shield of “women’s health” to the slaughter of 55 million children is like saying Auschwitz was really just a day spa…

dpduq on January 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Actually, the “final solution” was billed as ethnic relocation. Which is as much a euphamism as saying the advocacy of abortion makes one pro-choice.

The WaPo has a story about the March for Life. They don’t refer to the marchers as pro-life they refer to them as anti-abortion. It is a nuance that gives the impression of morality and principle to any monster that would support abortion.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Charles Manson scoffed, “That Obama is one sick, homicidal bastard.”

viking01 on January 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Obama suuuuuuure is Dreamy!

ToddPA on January 22, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Yeah in a nightmare sort of way.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Is it just me or are Democrats getting more and more tone-deaf? I guess it could be a symptom of defending the indefensible but they used to be much better at this IMHO.

Mord on January 22, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Well, the movement would be helped if the Catholic Church would get off its ass and publicly ex-communicate Cuomo, Biden, Pelosi, et.al., for advocacy and enactment of public policy inimical to Church teaching — the latest missive, of course, from Cuomo telling anyone with pro-life beliefs that we are unwelcome in the Empire State.

Enough is enough. I thought I heard, from time to time, that the right to life supercedes all other Church doctrine.

The cowardice of the Church is deafening.

matthew8787 on January 22, 2014 at 1:01 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Excellent story. Thanks for sharing and congrats to your son.

dogsoldier on January 22, 2014 at 1:01 PM

BTW, Ed, opinion on pregnancy termination in instances of rape? That particularly gets discussed “unintelligently”.

Marcus on January 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

I am afraid the position of supporting exceptions in these cases harms the pro-life cause. Because it is logically inconsistent and weakens the pro-life argument. Unfortunately it is a difficult issue to discuss without sounding uncaring for the victim of rape.

neuquenguy on January 22, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Women get to choose. Unless the woman in question is still a fetus.

GOP candidates really do need some training in how they talk about the issue, though. Any comments that focus on the mother, or her lifestyle, get easily twisted into the “war on women” meme. Focus on the baby. You know, that thing in a woman’s body that people coo over, and come up with names for, and get ultrasounds of – unless the woman gets an abortion, in which case the same thing in the same bodyy is just a random piece of flesh. Excuse me – tissue.

hawksruleva on January 22, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Old Auschwitz: memorial

New Auschwitz: theme park

viking01 on January 22, 2014 at 1:02 PM

In today’s America, “choice” means me being forced to pay for something you want to do.

hawksruleva on January 22, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Beautiful, ALT.

juliesa on January 22, 2014 at 1:03 PM

55 million disagree.

Well, they would if they could.

JonPrichard on January 22, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Remember when we had an actual American President?

And yet our opponents tell us not to interfere with abortion. They tell us not to impose our morality on those who wish to allow or participate in the taking of the life of infants before birth. Yet no one calls it imposing morality to prohibit the taking of life after a child is born. We’re told about a woman’s right to control her own body. But doesn’t the unborn child have a higher right, and that is to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

– President Ronald Reagan, Remarks to Participants in the March for Life Rally, Jaznuary 22, 1988

kingsjester on January 22, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Obama you are a sick F*ck!

Try and convince Pope Francis of your special theory of Disposable Life Inequality when you see in March.

workingclass artist on January 22, 2014 at 1:04 PM

My take.

kingsjester on January 22, 2014 at 1:05 PM

If you like your life, you can keep your life. Period!

jdpaz on January 22, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Alt…(waving) Fingers and toes crossed for your son.

CoffeeLover on January 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Did anyone else notice what word is absent from the White House official statement? Go back and look at it and you’ll see which one I mean.

bmmg39 on January 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

So when you see his attitude on the murder of innocent unborn in the womb, why would we think he would give a crap about our warriors and the 4 he and hillary left hung out to die in Benghazi. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that he will face his Maker someday and he will pay.

crosshugger on January 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM

There need be only THREE talking points. It is not necessary fro pro lifers to prove the unborn child is a human being. Every pregnancy, absent disease, trauma, or malnutrition will result in the birth of a human being. It is the pro abortion side which must prove that the unborn person is not a person. Stick to that point and in addition accuse them of using the slave owner argument that if you don’t believe in it don’t have one. Oh and accuse them of racism and point to the facts that in NYC more black children are aborted than born.

xkaydet65 on January 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

First off, congrats on raising your child.

That being said, one of the unreported stories from today’s march (it is true every year) are the number of women who had an abortion when they were young but have come to regret, even lament, what they did.

Wendy Davis is the epitome of the left wanting it both ways. She wants us to ignore the real story and praise her for raising two daughters as a single mom. At the very same time she and Obama are avid supporters in killing off life when a woman finds birth to be inconvenient or an obstacle to some career goal. Obama talks of building safe and healthy communities for all our children and yet the underlying premise is that a woman should not be punished with a child. There is no such thing as a safe and healthy community until society values all life, not just that allowed to live at the whim of the vessel like some modern-day version of Caligula giving a thumbs up/down.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I just hugged my dream, and she hit me over the head with a flip-flop. Still wouldn’t give up that moment for the world…

pookysgirl on January 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM

We need to bring the child to life, to see what kind of person he/she will be…Pelosi

right2bright on January 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

*shaking the head*

He really doesn’t know what he or his assistant is writing do they….

Kinda like Wendy and just about every other lefty

cmsinaz on January 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Did anyone else notice what word is absent from the White House official statement? Go back and look at it and you’ll see which one I mean.

bmmg39 on January 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

ABORTION.

steebo77 on January 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM

He really doesn’t know what he or his assistant is writing do they….

cmsinaz on January 22, 2014 at 1:10 PM

That was my first thought, of all the stupid words and sentence to use…but he doesn’t care, his base will support him no matter what he does or say.

right2bright on January 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM

BTW, Ed, opinion on pregnancy termination in instances of rape? That particularly gets discussed “unintelligently”.
 
Marcus on January 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

 
What percentage of the total does that represent?

rogerb on January 22, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Genocide masked as ‘health care.’

Gothguy on January 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I was pro abortion…until I got pregnant.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Did anyone else notice what word is absent from the White House official statement? Go back and look at it and you’ll see which one I mean.

bmmg39 on January 22, 2014 at 1:07 PM

You mean abortion? That’s nothing new. The left lauds reproductive rights. They never talk in terms of aborting human life when some bar slut is irresponsible and doesn’t want to be punished with a child.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

2nd that coffeelover

ALT :)

cmsinaz on January 22, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Marcus on January 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

The ‘pregnancy isn’t ‘terminated’. Rather a baby is killed and a victim becomes a murderer.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

Margaret Sanger dreamed of ridding the world of black babies.
yet no pro-abortionist seems to care.
what a despicable evil person.
and so was Sanger.

dmacleo on January 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that he will face his Maker someday and he will pay.

crosshugger on January 22, 2014 at 1:09 PM

I echo that sentiment. Every time I start feeling defeated and depressed at Obama’s “Victories” and the stuff he gets away with, I remember that there is a next life, a MUCH LONGER life, and Obama is not exactly going to be the messiah in that one.

neuquenguy on January 22, 2014 at 1:15 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

Absolutely stunningly beautiful. Fingers crossed and lots of prayers that Spawn gets the gig.

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Tru dat right2bright

cmsinaz on January 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Un believable

John the Libertarian on January 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM

BTW, Ed, opinion on pregnancy termination in instances of rape? That particularly gets discussed “unintelligently”.

Marcus on January 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM

What percentage of the total does that represent?

rogerb on January 22, 2014 at 1:12 PM

So to the number of “medically necessary” late-term abortions. The left would have you believe the number is huge but, in reality it isn’t. That is in terms of needing to terminate to save the life of the mother. Most of those medically necessary late term abortions are of the Kermit Gosnell variety.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 1:19 PM

If the GOP really wants to go after Obama on it, drop the religious aspects of the argument. Instead contrast Obama’s constant voting in favor of every manner of abortion at any time with adoption. Find people who have accomplished something, put them in front of the camera and let them go on about how great their lives are and what they’ve done. Have them say how for all that they’ve done and gotten it cost only 9 months.
For me, my mothers 9 months with me before giving me up for adoption represents just 2% of my life so far. Now she doesn’t live with the regret of abortion.

Zaggs on January 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM

we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health and that every person, irrespective of conscience or religious belief should be forced to participate in it by either being required to pay for it or offers services they find morally and religiously repugnant.

FIFY

Marcus Traianus on January 22, 2014 at 1:21 PM

The last sentence and the lack of irony. smh.

22044 on January 22, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Zaggs on January 22, 2014 at 1:20 PM
Yes, there is no need to make it a religious issue. It is a simple matter of science, logic, and common sense. The facts are overwhelmingly on the side of the pro-life cause. Unfortunately, like with every other issue, the GOP is incredibly inept at making a compelling argument no matter how obvious the facts are. By contrast, the Dems can convince everybody that the sky is green. Of course, the corrupt media and our education system don’t help much.

neuquenguy on January 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

I believe that the GOP can make this a winning issue. But, first, the candidates need to be prepared for gotcha questions. And, as Ed says, they need to speak intelligently.

They also need examples to cart up on stage like the Democrats do. People who decided against abortion, or people who survived botched abortions, or people whose parents decided at the last minute against abortion. Get these people up on stage and have them speak from the heart about how their lives have been impacted.

Beat the stupid libs at their own game.

Chris of Rights on January 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2014 at 1:17 PM

My ex-husband jokingly(we’re good friends) pointed out on FB that he mostly raised Spawn. Yes-he did. I thank him for being a great dad to our son!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

President Barack Obama on January 22, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Statement regarding the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Now, here’s what he was actually thinking :

“And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children disable and liquidate the United States, as expeditiously as possible.”

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HEY TROLLS ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

How can we simultaneously keep abortion-on-demand legal, And “continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children”?

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Some can pretend otherwise but Auschwitz, Treblinka, Dachau, Bergen-Belsen,er, embodied a religious issue.

viking01 on January 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

viking01 on January 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

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I’m not saying you’re wrong.

I’m just asking; “what was the religion”?

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

55 million unavailable for comment.

Galtian on January 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2014 at 1:17 PM

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My ex-husband jokingly(we’re good friends) pointed out on FB that he mostly raised Spawn. Yes-he did. I thank him for being a great dad to our son!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

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Feel-good comment of the day … : )

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

What would his personal he!! look like, a bunch of white Christian’s holding and kissing their babies?

Repulsive.

MontanaMmmm on January 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM

They never talk in terms of aborting human life when some bar slut is irresponsible and doesn’t want to be punished with a child.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 1:13 PM

And “punished” is the precise term they use. Bear that in mind: life, to them, is punishment, despite the fact that they grant zero accountability to the action that created the situation.

So to the number of “medically necessary” late-term abortions. The left would have you believe the number is huge but, in reality it isn’t.

And because these numbers are statistically insignificant, we need to use that to leverage this line of debate out of the discussion. The percentage isn’t anywhere near a majority – it’s a pittance, comparatively speaking – so ask them if they would be willing to give up the 99-odd percent of voluntary abortions in exchange for the small number that result from the exceptional cases. Because they use that as the example, but it’s not what they are arguing for; they are arguing for unlimited on-demand access for any reason.

The Schaef on January 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Enough is enough. I thought I heard, from time to time, that the right to life supercedes all other Church doctrine.

The cowardice of the Church is deafening.

From what I understand, high profile political members of the Church are quite valuable for their contributions in the issues the Church supports such as immigration reform, economic and social justice, etc., even though their transgressions in supporting abortion are abominable.

The Church leadership can evidently live with it in the hopes and prayers that one day a revelation may come to them and they will come to see abortion as evil. In the mean time, some of them may not be allowed to participate in Holy Communion as suggested by the Vatican in the case of Nancy Pelosi, IIRC because of their unyielding support of abortion.

hawkeye54 on January 22, 2014 at 1:40 PM

That strategy requires political candidates who can discuss the subject intelligently. We’ve seen what happens when Republicans attempt to “wing it” during interviews, and the media will be as anxious as ever to cast the GOP as “extreme” on abortion. No doubt demagogues like Andrew Cuomo will be delighted to assist, too.

Republican candidates need to know how to deal with the rape question–as in should abortion be legal for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. From a purely moral point of view, it’s not a baby’s fault if its father was a rapist, but from a political and emotional point of view, many women who live in urban areas are afraid about being raped, and don’t want some politician telling them they MUST keep a child who would continually remind them of the traumatic experience of being raped.

An absolute ban on ALL abortions only has about 30% support in polls, but an abortion ban with exceptions for rape and incest polls over 60% support. This is the position that pro-life Republicans need to support.

Since only a small percentage of pregnancies result from rape or incest, such an abortion policy would save well over 90% of the babies currently aborted in the US, including the “my boyfriend doesn’t want the baby” and the “we wanted a boy and got a girl” (or vice versa) cases.

But pro-life political candidates can’t save ANY babies if they can’t get elected. A purist, total abortion ban will never happen in today’s political environment, but an abortion ban with exceptions for rape and incest COULD be enacted, and represents a pragmatic solution which would save most babies in the future.

Steve Z on January 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I wrote this over @ Twitchy.
My ‘dreams’ were affected by MY choices-not by my son birth.

Read: 21 years ago I was an very emotionally effed up newlywed w/ a hair-trigger temper who found herself pregnant 2 months after the wedding. I wouldn’t be diagnosed w/ Asperger’s for another 10 years. If the ghouls at PP had seen me-they would have encouraged me to walk through their ‘clinic’s’ doors. I could’ve be the poster girl for elective abortion. That baby was born in early 1994 to a very unfit mom. Fast-forward almost 20 years. Next week-my son may find out if he’s been accepted to study abroad for the summer 2014 term. He’ll be helping excavate Roman-era ruins in Britain. How cool is that! God is good and watched over my son during those long years that it took for me to get my sh*t together. Yeah-I was a mess when he was born-but that wasn’t his fault. The world is a better because me and my now ex chose LIFE !

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

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Very well said … I believe you made a bunch of us proud to say we know you … : ) … big time !

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM

I’m not saying you’re wrong.

I’m just asking; “what was the religion”?

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 1:31 PM

When it wasn’t the Jooos being sent to the ovens or trenches it was the non-socialists (the blasphemers against Nazism).

viking01 on January 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Everyone is a winner in your family situation. More people need to know that can happen.

Cindy Munford on January 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

A fake/parody campaign ad for Wendy Davis could be like this:

“Wendy Davis sacrificed her motherhood for the greater good of society.
She did it, so she could save Texas, and ultimately the country, from suffering further restrictions on abortions. Most women could never bring themselves to make such a sacrifice. Could YOU make that sacrifice?

Wendy Davis, a genuine American hero.”

It doesn’t have to be worded verbatim, but you get the idea.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Schadenfreude on January 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

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Kuffar on January 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM

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BTW … your Aspergers diagnosis beat mine by about twenty years.

I can’t help wondering how many suicides have been carried out by undiagnosed Apergians, who (like myself) were frustrated to DEATH.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2014 at 1:46 PM

And because these numbers are statistically insignificant, we need to use that to leverage this line of debate out of the discussion. The percentage isn’t anywhere near a majority – it’s a pittance, comparatively speaking – so ask them if they would be willing to give up the 99-odd percent of voluntary abortions in exchange for the small number that result from the exceptional cases. Because they use that as the example, but it’s not what they are arguing for; they are arguing for unlimited on-demand access for any reason.

The Schaef on January 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Or, another way of making the same point. Ask them if they’d allow abortions after the 22nd week? The 28th? The 30th? Two weeks after birth if the child has medical issues….. at the point they say something like “it depends” one can point out that the pro-murderer, in fact, does put limits on abortion but that there is disagreement as to where that point should be.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

On Tuesday, CNN reported that some members of the GOP plan to introduce a resolution at this week’s meeting of the Republican National Committee encouraging Republican candidates to discuss abortion openly.

GOOD. the more openly, the better. don’t be afraid to speak out about this issue, republicans. go for it.

They also need examples to cart up on stage like the Democrats do. People who decided against abortion, or people who survived botched abortions, or people whose parents decided at the last minute against abortion. Get these people up on stage and have them speak from the heart about how their lives have been impacted.

Beat the stupid libs at their own game.

Chris of Rights on January 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

agreed!! this is what they need to do. bring on the personal stories. abortion supporters need to listen to these people’s personal stories- a lot of them would change their minds about abortion.

Sachiko on January 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom

But because all of you are incapable of making responsible decisions outside of killing your children, we have prohibited the sale of 100w light bulbs.

BobMbx on January 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Disgusting, and Orwellian in the extreme.

Remember, babies in the womb are nonpersons.

Red Cloud on January 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Schadenfreude

Bmore on January 22, 2014 at 1:52 PM

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