by John Hawkins | June 12, 2008 9:52 am
Even on the left side of the blogosphere, where tortured reasoning has been elevated to an art form, seldom have I ever seen anything that can top this rigmarole from Cristina Page at the HuffPo,
Obama: The Real Pro-Life Candidate
Obama has a huge opportunity to win over an unlikely voting bloc: pro-life voters. The debate over reproductive rights has for decades existed in the abstract; it’s been a back and forth volley over “values” that’s heavy on emotion and light on fact. But the facts reveal surprising truths and they ought to be hammered home by Obama. The data show that the pro-choice approach is more effective at achieving what the American public views as “pro-life” goals i.e. reducing the number of abortions, preventing late term abortion, than the so-called “pro-life” approach.
McCain may campaign on the “immorality” of abortion but the policies he supports seem to lead to lots more of them. Isn’t it time to turn the tables? Obama should hold McCain and other anti-choice leaders accountable for their failure to find solutions to the high rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion. He has the opportunity to change the debate. It’s not about abortion; it’s about preventing unwanted pregnancy.
That’s an intriguing take on the whole issue, isn’t it?
The guy who is pro-abortion in almost every situation and has said this…
“Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” he said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.”
…is the candidate for pro-lifers.
Shouldn’t the candidate for pro-lifers actually be pro-life? Not according to Cristina Page.
Also, the entire “liberals are better at preventing unwanted pregnancy” tripe takes an enormous amount of gall to even throw out there.
Liberals are constantly assaulting the church, giving kids condoms and telling them to have sex, creating TV shows that say you can have sex without consequences, complaining about “slut shaming,” and promoting a lifestyle centered around promiscuity.
Then, when impressionable kids pick up on all of this and start having sex, you have liberals making the dubious claim that they’re better at preventing them from getting pregnant. That’s sort of like telling kids to jump off a building, giving them a few tips on how to turn in mid-air, and taking credit for minimizing the number of injuries from falls.
It’s just ridiculous…even for the HuffPo.
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