Like Schrödinger’s cat, Romney’s support for abortion seems to be both alive and dead at the same time.
If there is any logic to Romney’s wiggles it is opportunism, with swerves toward power and toward those whose lives are most similar to his own. That is not the same thing as being a moderate. Maybe he doesn’t mean it—but how would one find out?
“[E]ach ‘egg person’ and each ‘sperm person’ should be deemed equal in the eyes of the government and be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other dependent minor and be protected against abuse, neglect or abandonment by the parent or guardian,” says the resolution.
I’d give a lot to have written this, but the author did a better job than I would have. Please read it, and pass it on via Twitter, Facebook and so forth if you agree. If you don’t agree — at least please think about it a little. Thanks.
Helen Philpot is no doddering granma. She knows what she thinks, and most of what she thinks is right on. The Komen Kaper has her a bit miffed. Read the excerpt, then go to the site. And bookmark it. You can’t get well-considered opinions from someone who’s lived as long as Helen just anywhere. I mean it. Really.
Planned Parenthood provides healthcare – pap smears, breast and pelvic exams, colposcopies, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control for both women and men – most without access to any other health care services. About 97% of their services are for this basic healthcare. If you want to talk about abortion services then you should at least know the truth. Providing that service for women who are faced with that daunting decision accounts for less than 3% of what Planned Parenthood does nationally. Less than three percent. They also provide prenatal care, vasectomies and adoption referrals. One Planned Parenthood clinic does more in a day to prevent abortions than the entire Pro-Life movement does in a year. [Emphasis mine] We might not agree on abortion, but we should at least be able to agree that they should be safe, legal and rare.