by JivinJ, host of the blog, JivinJehoshaphat
- While some people are shocked at President Obama’s HHS contraceptive mandate, Andrew McCarthy is not. He notes Obama’s previous votes in favor of infanticide and argues that Obama is the one pulling his base to the extremes, not the other way around:
Obama’s abortion extremism is such that, as a state legislator, he opposed protection for — I’ll use his words here — “that fetus, or child — however way you want to say describe it” when, contrary to the wishes of the women involved and their abortionists, there was “movement or some indication that, in fact, they’re not just coming out limp and dead.” Babies were inconveniently being born alive, self-styled health-care providers carted them off to utility rooms where they would be left to die. That is infanticide, plain and simple. In Illinois, people tried to stop this barbarism by supporting “born alive” legislation. Barack Obama fought them all the way….
- Obama, by contrast, should no longer shock anyone. Obama is simply doing what he came to do; what he said he was going to do when he promised to “fundamentally transform the United States“; and what anyone with a shred of common sense would have predicted he’d do upon scrutinizing his record.
- In Ohio, the poster legislator for the pro-abortion movement is Rep. Nickie Antonio (pictured left) who recently claimed (my emphasis):
“Statistics bear out that any time a country, a state, makes more restrictive abortion laws — restricts women’s access to comprehensive reproductive health care — fatalities go up and abortions actually increase,” Antonio said.
PolitiFact Ohio checked the veracity of this absolutely absurd claim and found it to be “Mostly False.” Antonio’s sole source for this claim is the Lancet “study” by a Guttmacher Institute employee which estimate abortion numbers for countries and estimates abortion deaths. The PolitiFact investigator called Ohio Right to Life but didn’t do enough research to find Michael New’s various studies indicating how pro-life laws often lower abortion rates.
- The Politicker shares some quotes from Rick Santorum’s speech at a Students for Life rally at CPAC:“We have 1.2 million of them every year in America,” Mr. Santorum said. “When I hear the left and the pro-choice folks saying abortion should be rare. Oh, really, 1.2 million, almost 25 percent of all children conceived in America. That’s not rare by any stretch of the imagination.”According to Mr. Santorum, pro-choice activists oppose anything that might decrease the number of abortions in the country.”They don’t want to do anything to try to make it, in fact, rare,” Mr. Santorum said. “In fact, they fight every attempt to give women informed consent, to give women the opportunities to make the choices that, in any healthcare procedure, they would demand other than this one.”
- Kari Ann Rinker (pictured right), executive director for the Kansas branch of NOW is drawing the anger of some legislators for claiming they rubber stamp every piece of abortion legislation:
Rep. Joe Seiwert, R-Pretty Prairie, said in four years in the Legislature he had never seen anyone “disrespect” a committee like Rinker had.
Rep. Amanda Grosserode, R-Lenexa, echoed those sentiments.
“You and I see this issue completely different,” Grosserode told Rinker. “You see it as the right for women to make a choice. I see it as a right for a genetic being to exist. There is no reconciliation of those views. However, the method with which we communicate can always be with respect.”
Rinker said she thought the committee disrespected one of her colleagues during abortion hearings last year when members asked her such questions as “When does life begin?” and “Have you ever watched anyone die?”
Notice how Rinker believes asking pertinent questions and asking someone to defend their position is considered disrespectful. This is the same kind of attitude I come across with some of my more liberal friends on Facebook. If they post some ridiculous pro-abortion assertion and I kindly question how they came to believe that or if they have evidence for that, it’s like they think I’m calling them names.
[Photos via twitter.com and ottoswarroom.blogspot.com]