Originally posted by davenman
The truth is that Christian Conservatives have been duped for years by the Party and it's high time they wake up.
Perhaps, since you can see how you were deceived before, is that even the christian conservatives have 'no morality above' anyone else either.
Now is the time to consider creating a new party. Now is the time to consider casting your vote to another party....any party other than the
Pharisees....the blind leading the blind leading us all into the ditch.
If the christian conservatives don't support the republican party, then they won't even have a party paying them lipservice anymore.
The one thing that bugs me about this is that the Conservative base doesn't even care to look at the medical side of this.
The religious right considers unborn babies to be fully 'ensouled' humans, and many of them seem to think that aborted fetuses burn in hell for
eternity. Those are their beleifs, so its easy to see that they can't accept that physical harm comming to the mother justifying abortion.
Thats a religious issue of course, and really just based on faith. It has no real standing in the legal arena.
But, the conservative position (as distinct from the religious right) is that all men are created equal, and that therefore the unborn are citizens
that should have the full protection of the law. THey view, in a sense, abortion as a violation of hte civil rights of the unborn (which of course is
ironic, since most view making abortion illegal a violation of the civil rights of the mother).
The case can easily be made that abortion does violate what would otherwise be the later birth of a child.
Not quite so easily though. Fetus's aren't given any other rights, and we certainly don't arrest, say, women who drink while pregnant on charges
of serving alcohol to a minor, or under child abuse.
What one must know is that left alone, a baby will form and be born barring acts of nature.
I think that the miscarriage rate is around 50%. This means that you can't really say that a fetus is an 'inevitable' person, and that it
therefore has the protections that actual people have.
At the same time, it also shows that people really don't
care about dead fetuses. I've never known anyone to have a funeral for an early
stage miscarriage, or for there to be a homocide investigation following it. Heck, most of the time no one even knows that one has happened, and the
remains are flushed away to be stored with human waste. Certainly, if people feel that fetus's are 'full people', then a far bigger threat to them
is 'acts of nature' that cause their death, rather than abortion. Why no funding to make sure that at least every wanted pregenancy comes to full
Probably because there is no political payoff in it, or because people realize that fetuss are different that born, living humans.