Saturday, June 09, 2007

anti-abortion folks savage dobson

It's kind of sweet, really, to see the anti-abortion people turning on hater-in-chief, James Dobson. They were misled, you see, and they're blaming Dobson. I'm sure there's some blame to be assigned there, and I have no doubt Dobson managed to profit significantly by beating the anti-abortion drum while the Supreme Court was recently considering the case which would ban partial-birth abortion. But I have little sympathy for people who don't bother to research an issue and who simply take the word of another because he's allegedly Christian. Boo hoo hoo, he sold you out, live and learn.

As we all know, the Supreme Court's recent ruling on partial birth abortion does nothing to stop late term abortions, it just eliminates the safest option for accomplishing one. I know for the most part that the right wing nuts love you until you're born, but banning partial birth abortion just increases the chances of death for the fetus and the woman.

Brian Rohrbough, president of Colorado Right to Life and a signer of the ads, disagreed.

"All you have to do is read the ruling, and you will find that this will never save a single child, because even though the justices say this one technique is mostly banned -- not completely banned -- there are lots of other techniques, and they even encourage abortionists to find less shocking means to kill late-term babies," he said.

Another signer, the Rev. Bob Enyart, a Christian talk radio host and pastor of the Denver Bible Church, said the real issue is fundraising.

"Over the past seven years, the partial-birth abortion ban as a fundraising technique has brought in over a quarter of a billion dollars" for major antiabortion groups, "but the ban has no authority to prevent a single abortion, and pro-life donors were never told that," he said. "That's why we call it the pro-life industry."

In Rohrbough's view, partisan politics is also involved.

"What happened in the abortion world is that groups like National Right to Life, they're really a wing of the Republican Party, and they're not geared to push for personhood for an unborn child -- they're geared to getting Republicans elected," he said. "So we're seeing these ridiculous laws like the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban put forward, and then we're deceived about what they really do."


Yup, you've been sold out, folks. Sold out in the interest of collecting your money and sold out as a means of gathering support for the Republican party. Sucks, doesn't it? The WaPo has the complete article.

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4 Comments:

Blogger evilganome said...

I can't begin to tell you how happy this news makes me. I spite of the fact that the moron-in-chief seems to be getting his crazy on more every day.

Still, it's nice to hear that the ultra conservatives are getting what they deserve. A good screwing. From their own.

Just wait till Bush & Co. are out. I can just imagine all the squiggly things that are going to start surfacing.

June 09, 2007 12:39 PM  
Blogger more cowbell said...

But I have little sympathy for people who don't bother to research an issue and who simply take the word of another because he's allegedly Christian You said it. That annoys the fuck out of me. We the sheeple...

June 09, 2007 5:08 PM  
Anonymous Brion. said...

Hey! Lynette you'r 'almost' famous!!
Just clicked the link to The Washington Post and who do I see on the top of the list of "who's blogging this".....Big Ass Belle!!!

Yipppeeee!!!

BJ.

June 10, 2007 3:42 AM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

It's all a shell game. Posts like this make me even more cynical. Congratulations, by the way, for making the Washington Post. Wow.

June 10, 2007 7:24 AM  

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