Friday, July 18, 2008

McCain attacks Obama on abortion

Senator John McCain mentioned the "A" word in Kansas yesterday attacking Obama for his pro-abortion position and telling his audience at Union station that he would always protect the rights of the unborn.

He called partial birth abortion a hideous procedure that should never be allowed anywhere on earth.

The Obama spokesman spit out the same old mantra about abortion being a woman's choice. Rather than respond to the same tired old arguments, let me introduce you to someone with a interesting insight.

Elizabeth Scalia wrote a compelling piece on Pajamas Media addressing this issue from a different angle. Allow me to cite part of it and I encourage you to read the whole article. She takes a number of so-called liberal arguments used by those who support Obama and puts them in the context of the abortion issue.

War is a struggle between two evolving powers over who will have dominance; whether just or unjust, it involves the murder of the innocent and the disruption of families. War introduces pain, fire, violence, savagery and torture into societies.

Abortion is a struggle between two evolving powers over who will have dominance; whether “justified” or not, it involves the murder of the innocent and the disruption of families. A vacuum abortion, saline abortion or a D&C introduces pain, fire, and a limb-shredding, relentless violence deep into the very being of a woman’s body, within her very womb. A partial birth abortion, which involves inserting a scissor into the base of the skull of a partially delivered fetus, then suctioning out its brain before fully withdrawing the fetus from the birth canal, embodies the sort of savagery and real torture which is the most abhorrent part of any war.

The death penalty is a legal execution of an individual judged guilty of heinous acts against the larger society; convicts are sometimes discovered to have been innocent of the charges made against them only after their lives have been taken. Many consider even the most “humane” means of execution to be cruel and inhuman, and even when the convict is guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt, it may be well-argued that killing a murderer does not bring back the victim and that “two wrongs do not make a right.”

In an abortion, the fetus is as subject to the death penalty as anyone ever so ordered by a jury; the fetus is always innocent. Even the most “humane” means of abortion — whatever that might be — involves cruel and inhuman measures. And even if the fetus — in its innocence — is the product of a violent and “guilty” conception, it may be well-argued that one merciless violation cannot be healed by a second — equally merciless — violation and that “two wrongs do not make a right.”

Poverty steals hope, exposes the helpless to political, sexual, and economic exploitation (from friend and foe) and defers dreams. It breaks rather than builds and reduces human beings to the status of mere “votes” or “workers” or “things.”

Abortion destroys a hopeful life, exposes the mother and fetus to political, sexual, and economic exploitation (from friend and foe) and defers dreams. It destroys what is being built and reduces a thriving being, species human, to the status of mere “products of conception” and “blobs of tissue.”

Racism is the superficial and unjust rejection and/or exploitation of another human being or group of people based on race. Racism works to suppress; it denies opportunity and feeds stereotypes (”your kind are not good enough!”) Racism has inspired exclusionary rhetoric and genocidal movements, as may be found in the supremacist literature of the KKK. Racism exists to diminish another human.

Abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood have been observed agreeing to a superficial and unjust request to apply donated money toward the destruction of fetuses of a specified race. Abortion works to suppress; it denies opportunity and feeds stereotypes (”your kind are too good/too poor/too promising to be “punished” with a baby!). Abortion has inspired exclusionary rhetoric and genocidal movements as may be found in the elitist literature of Margaret Sanger. Abortion exists to diminish another human.

Capitalism in the imperfect enterprise system by which free markets provide jobs, goods, and services in order to stir economic growth. Its excesses often result in — among other things — unlicensed or unscrupulous practices and the exploitation of the worker, in pursuit of maximum profit.

Abortion providers are capitalist enterprises that often indulge in — among other things — unlicensed and unscrupulous practices and the exploitation of women in difficult circumstances, in pursuit of maximum profit.

We must continue to engage with those who do not understand the importance of this year's election. In a spirit of charity and reasoned argument, each of us must make the compelling case for electing a pro-life president. A pro-life president will allow us to make and consolidate the gains we are making in the battle for the nation's soul. an Obama presidency means Nancy Pelosi and harry Reid and Obama turning this nation into a socialist collective that will deny rights not only to the unborn, but to those who would protect them, offer them sanctuary, and seek to help the women being exploited by the abortion profiters.

2 Comments:

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sir:

Yes, as referenced before, this represents a compelling LIBERAL (actually, populist) pro-life argument. But since the
1960's "liberalism" ceased to repesent the the interests of the less powerful against individuals and institutions with greater influence, and became utterly elitist. The critical difference was that this group's social influence was based on their positions with (at least previously) respected institutions such as medicine, academia, the media, law (sorry...), etc., rather than on pure wealth (as had previously always been the case in Western culture). And by virtue of these positions of influence, they have successfully advanced their perceived both self-serving and utopian goals ever since, by convincing the greater number of oridinary people that these cruelly utilitarian ideas (most especially legal abortion-on-demand) are in "everyone's" interest. (Thus must they always beg the question of the "interest's" -- i.e. not being exterminated -- of pre-birth babies.)

However, these elitists are so predictably arrogant that they leave themselves open to what should be easily exploited weaknesses. In particular, it has always surprised me that the other side reverentially invokes rhe name of such a scabrous historical figure as Margaret Sanger, a racial eugenicist whom Hitler cited as a inspiration! And that minority voters overwhelmingly support politicians who fund her legacy to humanity, Planned Parenthood, amply demonstrates the utter ineffectiveness of the national pro-life "leadership."

John K. Walker

 
At 9:46 PM, Anonymous Wayne said...

Linked to your post from McCain vs Obama on right to life

 

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