Dear Carolyn (aka thinkingblue),
The latest firestorm started by a
certain Republican presidential candidate swirls
around the suggestion the women should be
"punished" for illegal abortions.
But first, since we are on the
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OK, just so we are clear, our own
position is that, from a secular, legal standpoint,
"right" to an independent life begins when
an embryo has developed to the point where it can
survive apart from the womb. That was the
holding of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade, and that
principle remains sound today.
There are people who have religious
beliefs that differ from that, and they are perfectly
free to practice what they preach in their OWN
personal lives. What they do NOT have a right to do
is impose their religious dogma by force of
secular law on people of other religions or
HYPOTHETICAL ARGUMENT FOLLOWS!! NOT OUR POSITION!!
that abortion is murder. Oh, really? Then why are
these same fanatics not calling for the death penalty
(which they love
so much in other contexts)
for the women who make these
difficult private, still legal, decisions? For
argument's sake, how is it that the women are not
themselves accessories at a minimum to this
-- END HYPOTHETICAL
And what of the doctors? The
religious fanatics certainly have no problem calling
for the murder of the doctors. Where is their right
to life when performing a legal medical procedure?
Last time we checked nobody was running
promotional ads, "Ask your doctor if abortion is
right for you." Bandit doctors are not roaming
the streets hunting for pregnant women to grab and
commit an abortion crime upon.
How remarkable, therefore, that in
response to Trump's logical (off the top of his head
as always) admission, that presuming abortion was
illegal there should be punishment for the woman as
well, that the ENTIRE pro-lifer right wing came
down on him like an avalanche of holy bricks, so much
so he was force to repudiate the whole concept almost
The woman is a victim too they
profess. Right on that ... the long standing victim
of THEIR religious fundamentalism.
hypocritical does it have to get?
Either abortion is murder or else it
is not. If anybody, anywhere, anytime, committed
anything even remotely resembling murder in THIS
country (foreign countries excluded), these same
blood thirsty zealots would be shouting for
retribution against anyone involved any way. In
FACT, there HAVE been proposals made in various state
legislatures to punish women who have abortions, or
even miscarriage, and some have actually passed
They just don't have the courage of
their convictions to publicly admit what they
actually believe. Their true doctrinaire agenda is
held in the strictest secrecy from the rest us who
don't hear the same dog whistles.
Trump's sin from
their standpoint is that he spilt the beans.
And that is the most compelling
reason why NONE of these people should be allowed
anywhere near an offical position in our government.
Their only problem with Sharia law controlling our
government, another of their favorite paranoid
pinatas, is the text of the book, not the character
or the degree. We oppose ALL establishment of
religion by government, one of the most basic
foundations of our constitution.
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