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Another bogus pro-abortion analysis of the reasons why there is so much pro-life legislation

by | Jul 5, 2013

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-life House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Pro-life House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio)

I actually enjoy reading writers such as Michelle Goldberg, a pro-abortion writer for The Daily Beast. Why? Because their arguments—tedious as they are—are so revealing and so often lead to a conclusion directly opposite from the one they are striving to persuade you to accept.

Take today’s contribution from Goldberg—“The GOP’s Abortion Obsession.” To make a 767-word-long post short, Republicans have learned nothing from last fall. Having been clobbered in the last election, at least in part by the abortion issue, Republicans ought to never, ever whisper the “A” word again, according to Goldberg.

That they have not followed her advice—both in MANY state legislatures and in Congress—can only be explained by grassroots pro-lifers insisting the issue stay front and center. Three quick points.

#1. Does anyone think that Democrats are not obsessed with abortion? Think about this for a second. At one end, they oppose measures that keep the Abortion Industry from ripping apart babies who can experience pain. At the other they work feverishly to keep women in the dark about their baby’s development and their abortion trade from meeting minimal health and safety standards. Obsession? Please.

#2. The irony of implying that the Republican Party and its pro-life base are, at a minimum, not in sync would be laughable if it weren’t just another example of the pot calling the kettle black. Does anyone think the average mainstream Democrat buys into opposing the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act? Or resists legislation to prevent future Kermit Gosnells? The reason legislation is moving is because many state legislatures are in harmony with pro-lifers as is the United States House of Representatives.

#3. Goldberg is in a pinch on fetal pain legislation. She concedes that “After all, polls consistently show that a majority of Americans oppose second-trimester abortion.” (Not just a “majority” but 64% in a January 2013 Gallup poll.) Hmmm. What to do?

How about this? “Even if the public supports restrictions on late abortion, there’s no evidence it considers them a priority,” citing the results from a Democratic pollster who asked questions so loaded they must have been almost embarrassing to pose to Texans .

It is the very fact that the fight in Congress, in many state legislatures, and the publicity generated by the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell is raising the profile of late abortions.

Pro-abortionists are horrified because the truth is getting out. Pro-lifers are horrified by what happens to fully developed unborn children.

Try again, Ms. Goldberg.

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