Abortion Hypocrisy

By a nearly four-to-one margin, Idaho Republicans at the state party’s convention in Twin Falls rejected an amendment to the party platform on Saturday that would have provided an exception for a mother who has an abortion to safe her life.

Herndon argued the exception should not be included because over the past nearly 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court made the original Roe v. Wade ruling, exceptions made in the law eroded progress for the anti-abortion movement. Link

So……these geniuses want to criminalize an abortion where the life of the mother is at stake. An act that, because the mother may die, may also result in the death of the unborn child. Not very ‘pro-life’

It was bad enough that they wanted to force [usually young] women to carry the child of rape or incest…they’re now doubling down.

And Idaho isn’t the only state where the radical extremists are making such moves.

10 thoughts on “Abortion Hypocrisy

  1. There is a strange political and social sickness in the land which has resulted in oddball priorities…. everything part of the national divide. These are not “good” times for sure.
    Oddly, if one holds to certain spiritual precepts, it makes some sense that abortion.. the “killing” of unborn babies… should not be allowed across the board. If the woman’s life is in danger, well, she’s an adult and her future is up to God. But the baby lives. Incest? If anyone at any age gets pregnant for any reason who is not to say that isn’t divine intention? What I am saying, that in a way, if one believes in their spirituality then I can actually respect that (don’t confuse respect for “agree”). There is no hypocrisy to that thought.
    The hypocrisy exists when explanations for exceptions arise… whether on moral or practical grounds. The old “If not this then why not that?” defense.
    I see abortion as a socially responsible issue rather than a moral one. Man in some form (as well as the rest of the animal kingdom) has been around for billions of years and have always recognized birth as being the start of life. Then science caught up over the last couple hundred years (this is the same science Trumpians want to deny as being fake these days) and discovered a heartbeat, thus changing birth as meaning life, to a detectable heartbeat. I am sure on the horizon will be the first synapse firings in a developing brain.. or even all the way to the beginning of sperm penetrating the egg.
    The common element to all this is that no one truly “wants” an abortion. It’s a decision made for any number of reasons. Seems to me we go after the reasons… not to make laws to send people to jail… but to help people meander through their decisions, maybe providing alternative solutions, maybe introducing financial support from public monies, etc. It won’t be cheap.. but sometimes saving a life means doing that… IF you believe that the life begins before birth. I don’t know the reason stats.. I don’t know if there’s a central database with that info or even if that info is even collected to create such a database.
    Rape carries with it an extraordinary trauma for the victim not only from the act itself but if a pregnancy results that compounds that trauma. Incest is rape in our society. There are many reasons that abortion will never go away completely.
    Anyway… just my take on working the issue.

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  2. I guess it’s too much to ask for some common sense. Although looking back over time, if we did achieve common sense on this topic, it would be a first. Honestly, looking around, I don’t think women are aborting enough.

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    • Ha! That was funny. It does seem that some humans have fallen short of expectations for sure.
      Levity aside… common sense is not all that common and is not universal in its practice given the infinite variety of our species.

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  3. This is a personal decision and the government has NO place in that decision….I care not about one’s religious beliefs…..it cannot be allowed to invade my choice or anyone’s for that matter. chuq

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  4. To give the Idaho folks their due, the life of the mother exception is, to a great extent, bullshit so at least they’re being honest about it. Pregnancy itself is dangerous so there is no clear line between acceptably dangerous and exceptionally dangerous. Some hospitals now won’t end ectopic pregnancies until they rupture and there are even nutjobs who think the 10 yo wasn’t really in danger

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  5. Dear Constitutional Insurgent,

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