Originally posted at American Thinker blog
It seems that whenever the subject of government-subsidized abortion is broached, prominent Democrats notoriously change the subject. The ploy is to appeal to the emotions of those who refuse to monetarily participate in an unending killing spree by insisting that without tax dollars to fund infanticide, women will die.
What the left fails to mention is that since the enactment of Roe v. Wade, millions upon millions of female fetuses have been routinely executed because of the self-centered choices of mothers who care more about their own lives than the lives of their children.
Statistically, since 1973, 60 million fetuses have died, but as of 2008, only 362 (or 0.0006%) of the 60 million women submitting themselves willingly to a legal abortion have died.
Therein resides the dichotomy of liberalism. The left attempts to defend unbridled insanity by appealing to selfish emotion that, if analyzed, defies logic and reason. Thus Democrats, headed up by the most pro-abortion president in the history of America, remain determined to force Americans who disagree with slaughtering the unborn to pay for something they morally and spiritually repudiate.
With that in mind, the President is anxious to display his unwavering commitment to abortion rights. Apparently, Obama is planning to veto the Protect Life Act, calling it “a divisive, politically motivated piece of legislation that unnecessarily restricts the private insurance choices that women and their families have today.” In other words, Obama heartily approves of abortion and believes no law should be passed that allows people who disapprove of the barbarism to be excused from paying for it.
Despite predictable Democratic scare tactics, the Republican bill merely attempts to close the door Obamacare opened that would allow government to finance abortion, something the Hyde Amendment has prevented for decades.
Detractors of the Protect Life Act argue that the bill threatens the rights of women and prevents them from getting a healthcare policy that covers killing the unborn even on the rare occasions when an abortion is medically necessary to preserve the life of the mother.
Echoing the president, liberal California congressman Henry Waxman described the bill as “an assault on women’s reproductive health and their constitutional rights to choose when to bear children.” Clearly, Waxman is convinced that pro-life Americans should be coerced into being accomplices to murder by bankrolling women who would rather make the “healthy” reproductive choice to dispose of the child growing within their womb.
Predictably, Nancy Pelosi takes it a step further and employs the ultimate in liberal illogical logic. According to Mrs. Pelosi, Republicans who support a bill that merely says women should pay for their own abortions “will be voting to say that women can die on the floor and health care providers do not have to intervene.”
Nancy’s words are reminiscent of what actually does happen to infants born alive in botched abortions. Barack Obama voted against the Born Alive Act because he believes that providing warmth, oxygen and hydration for a child who refuses to cooperate and die “burdens the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion.”
Unlike Obama voting against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, doctors attest that the Protect Life Bill “does not change or alter the practice of medicine or the responsibility of physicians in any way.” However, in order to convince the hesitant to reject the bill, Pelosi clings to the twisted argument that if the funding of killing stops, women die.
According to the histrionic words of Nancy Pelosi, if Americans don’t agree to fund the butchery of unborn human beings who are the ones being tossed into red biohazard bags on the floor, the lives of the mothers who choose to place them there are at risk.
Thus, the logic of liberals continues to defy the reasoning of thinking, feeling human beings. Democrats like Obama, Pelosi and Waxman are convinced that financing the death of the innocent is a valiant endeavor because by using everyone’s tax dollars to finance abortion, Americans are doing the moral thing and saving the lives of the selfish.