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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Interstate Abortion Ban for Children

This is one of those issues that I don't think most parents would ever want to even consider thinking about. Someone other than the parent of your underage daughter taking your child across state lines where abortion is legal to get an abortion. Call me an idiot and somebody punch me but I don't want somebody taking one of my girls across the street to get a bandaid much less an abortion.

Politically, I want to defend a WOMANS right to choice but I don't want my 16 year old carted off anywhere to get an abortion. Once more the Republican's have served up an issue that calls you a bastard if you voted against this law and a fighter for true American values if you voted for it. As a middle of the road progressive liberal I have to give this one to the Mini Publicans.

So now I have to ask myself how are they going to sell this agenda of so called American Values come the fall elections? They are going to paste the issues of America and who voted against flag burning while our economy is tanking because of the cost of gas. They are going to splatter the reform of bankruptcy laws as a helping hand to hard working Americans as Master Card and Visa becomes the largest owners of foreclosed homes in the nation. They are going to paste the issue of Gay Marriage and the Defense of Marriage while our kids gay or straight are fighting and dying for a made up war in Iraq. Then they are going to call the Democrats Un-American because we want our troops home from the Bush manipulated through deception war in Iraq. Cut and Run is going to be the Republican war message for November and the average American just might buy it.

The Dem's are going to have an uphill battle to win the government back and bring back truth, justice and the American way. They have to get one message and stick to it. How about defending Americans from the government? Or they could push the issue of the Republicans selling out the country and renaming our great county Big Oil States of America? Big Banks of America. Or United States of Big Pharmacies. Then again, the Vice President was hoping to rename it after his former employer... Hali-Cheney-burton States of America. They have all of the no bid contracts so you might as well sign over the Treasury to them.

Americans for the most part are pretty smart people. They know a snake oil salesman or pyramid scam when they see one. President Bush and all the crew he surrounds himself with are doing what anyone in that position would do. Change the nation to make sure the supper rich stay that way and then in return they will take care of the ones that changed the system to their own benefit. Tom Delay isn't doing to bad now is he?

Things that make you go hmmm....

Novembers election is going to be all about the shiney object the Republicans are going to call American Family Values to make you vote for someone that would steal the bread from your hungry childs mouth. That isn't what America is all about.


.... Steve Houchin has some great thoughts on this topic
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Blogger Steve said...

If Congress presses through with this bill but does nothing for childhood protection against potentially abusive parents, or does something to help stem teen pregnancies, which have been on the rise since the 1960s, then this rings as little more than a transparent attempt to pander to the base, not an attempt to fix a burgeoning problem.

Tom Osborne of Nebraska said that carving out exceptions for the children of violent parents would strip the rights of the majority of good parents out there who need this protection. Call me crazy, but I think the "majority of good parents" aren't the ones whose children are going to have a confidant take them to do this without the parents' knowledge. Perhaps this legislation will "help" those who don't need it and hurt those few who do.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Papamoka said...

You are preaching to the choire my brother from another mother...

10:22 AM  
Blogger Jersey McJones said...

I think, personally, and I mean this, the anti-choice crowd is scared to death of the MAP (Plan B - Morning After Pill) because if this medication becomes mainstream and easily available, abortion, as an issue, will cease to exist.

1: The numbers of these “abortions” will become impossible to track (which, ironically, always worked in the anti-choice arguments, as there was no way to show what the numbers were prior to RvW because people kept quiet).

2: The alleged detrimental psychological effects will be negated (women won’t ever know if they were even ever pregnant or not).

3: The stigmatizing of abortion providers, pro-choice politicians, and patients will be gone (no target enemy/victim to unite the anti-choice constituency).

4: It's no more "abortion" than taking the Pill regularly. So, to argue that Plan B should not be available is exactly to argue that the Pill should not be available. I wonder how many women (and men) would be okay with that?

I’m tellin’ ya’ - this will be the end of the issue of abortion.

Good riddance.


9:46 PM  

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