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In Iowa, Abortion would be Murder, No Exceptions?

15 Apr

It seems an Iowan State Senator – yes from the Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Rob Bacon and eight equally wing-nut conservative fellows have decided to introduce legislation that would redefine murder, and according to the Ames Tribune, the bill would “alter the definition of a person in murder cases to “an individual human being, without regard to age of development, from the moment of conception, when a zygote is formed, until natural death.”

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When asked why he would introduce something so idiotic in the 21st Century, Bacon replied, “It’s to protect the life of the unborn; there’s still some of us that believe life begins at conception.”

Essentially Bacon’s bill would make the constitutionally protected right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy illegal.

Bacon said his bill was needed to refocus the party, “I’ve felt long and hard after the last election that we need to change our message. Within our party, we’re going to differ on social issues. One of them is the right to life. There are some who say that we need to ease up on this because it’s not winning us anything. My thought is we can’t let this drop. Even if I’m in here screaming to empty walls, I will always be a voice for the unborn.”

This is the new GOTP – the modern Republican Party – and it’s not the face of America. It’s the face of fanatical uber-conservative white so-called “Christianity”. It’s the face of an angry, frustrated group which doesn’t love the Constitution and which doesn’t respect the rights of women. Please, by all means, continue introducing this type of nonsense; eventually you’ll legislate your party into historical footnote status.

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Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Abortion

 

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2 responses to “In Iowa, Abortion would be Murder, No Exceptions?

  1. norikostale

    April 15, 2013 at 13:57

    Clearly, this is an extreme and untenable position, hardly worth commenting on. What you don’t acknowledge is that the liberal perspective tends to be equally extreme in its failure to acknowledge that at some point, the fetus IS a human being and we have to reckon with that as well.

    Each side is absolutistic in its position and thus it’s hard for society to negotiate a reasonable solution. Protecting women’s reproductive rights is important AND at some point the fetus is a human being, warranting consideration. Both sides are partially right and treat their partial truth as the whole truth.

    While it’s easy to make fun of the conservatives, we overlook that the liberal perspective is equally myopic and thus equally part of the problem.

     
  2. Grant L. Vaughn

    April 15, 2013 at 15:41

    LIfe begins at exception? Who says?

    Abortion is a moral wrong but should allow for exceptions for the life and health of the mother, rape, incest, and the reasonable lack of viability of the fetus after full-term birth. With these exceptions, we need the government out of these private and personal issues to allow women with their doctors and families to make their own difficult decisions. Preach morality all you want but do not make the government enforce it in these very sensitive and personal areas.

     

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