House late-term abortion ban just kabuki theater June 19, 2013Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, error, foolishness, General Catholic, pr stunts, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society.
I don’t get it. I don’t get why people are getting all excited that the Republican-dominated House has passed a late-term abortion ban. It’s not that I’m opposed. I pray every day for the horrid sin of abortion to be made completely, totally illegal. But the House passing this bill won’t get us closer to that goal, at all. First, the details:
The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats characterized as yet another example of a GOP war on women.
The legislation, sparked by the murder conviction of a Philadelphia late-term abortion provider, would restrict almost all abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception, defying laws in most states that allow abortions up to when the fetus becomes viable, usually considered to be around 24 weeks.
It mirrors 20-week abortion ban laws passed by some states, and lays further groundwork for the ongoing legal battle that abortion foes hope will eventually result in forcing the Supreme Court to reconsider the 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, that made abortion legal.
It passed 228-196, with six Democrats voting for it and six Republicans voting against it.
In the short term, the bill will go nowhere. The Democratic-controlled Senate will ignore it and the White House says the president would veto it if it ever reached his desk. The White House said the measure was “an assault on a woman’s right to choose” and “a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade.”
And that’s why I think all the hoopla by pro-lifers is just silly, and more than that, an intentional distraction. It’s like kabuki theater – all kinds of sound and fury signifying nothing. But worse than nothing, for while the House republicans distract conservative’s attention with this pointless “win,” the Senate Repubniks are advancing an immigration reform bill of likely enormous consequences, the IRS is acting like the democrat party Gestapo, the NSA is monitoring just about every communication made in this country (hi!), and Obamacare is about to make abortion a permanent “medical” right. In short, nothing has, or will changed, and very dangerous threats to the pro-life movement, conservatives, and he nation as a whole remain.
So spare me the theater, and the tub-thumping. It doesn’t get any closer to where we want to be with abortion.
And so long as contraception remains an indelible aspect of most American’s lives, we can forget about getting to a point where abortion is history.