Sunday, June 8, 2008

It's Not All Shoes & Stories

With the coming general elections, it's time I start getting serious about illuminating some of the political arguments at stake this November.

I came across this WSJ article from the blog "Between Two Worlds". I know it's uncomfortable to discuss things that are as heated as abortion, which is why I tend to avoid discussing it on my blog. Everyone knows how conservative I am in my beliefs, and I just haven't felt lead to pontificate lately. Except today. Upon reading this article, I am re-energized.

People, Obama is radical. He comes across as gentle and quiet, almost holy, but he's got an agenda. It's not all about "hope". (whatever that means in the political sphere...)

To Mr. Obama, abortion, or "reproductive justice," is "one of the most fundamental rights we possess." And he promises, "the first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act," which would overturn hundreds of federal and state laws limiting abortion, including the federal ban on partial-birth abortion and bans on public funding of abortion.

Excuse me? "Reproductive justice"? Oh my.

He has voted against, or abstained from, all limits on abortion. Including those of the worst sort, like partial-birth abortion. And he doesn't believe in recognizing those who survive abortions as persons. He thinks they should be killed! The woman in the article is just such a person. She survived an abortion; Obama would have her dead.

Please read the article. The personal side to the issue is something I think most miss while discussing the merits of abortion.


Katie said...

I am in shock. I can't believe anyone would be so bold as to say that before being elected. I mean honestly, on such a sensitive issue, wouldn't it be wise to state that you're pro-abortion then pull the wool over our eyes and sign a horrible bill like that AFTER you're elected. Wow. That's guts. And appalling.

On a lighter note, you made me look up pontificate. Thanks for dumbing down our phone calls, girlfriend!!!

chandy said...

I'm looking forward to hearing your views on some heavy stuff... Sometimes I like to come back and debate, and sometimes I'll just nod and agree (like with the Obama-is-terrifying posts.

April said...

The best part about this post? The title! So profound.

Uberman and I were discussing the election this weekend. I was expressing my concern over the high percentage of college students that will most likely vote Democrat. And he made the funniest (but true) point: Senior Citizens and Baby Boomers make up the majority of the population right now. What do they love? A war hero. What do they love more? A chance to get out of the retirement home and vote for what they believe in. Especially when they can relate to that person. I guess we'll see if he's right. :)

Becky said...

Just as scary is when Obama referred to his white grandmother as a "typical white person."

Can you imagine the backlash if McCain had said "typical black person?"

Ooohhh...I'm not a violent person, but I would throw a rotten tomato at Obama if I saw him in public.

:) The Maid