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From: 1,981 mi East of Truth or Consequences NM
Registered: Apr 2009

posted August 20, 2012 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Node     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, maybe ...

No exceptions in the case of rape or incest was fringe as recently as a decade ago and it's made its way into the mainstream of GOP leadership quite quickly. And now this notion that there is a decision to be made to...optimize life by determining which life is more worth saving is working its way into the dialog. And it's chilling.

And lest you think this sort of thing is way out on the fringe:

[T]he GOP-led House of Representatives, with the blessings and encouragement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and extremist religious groups such as the Family Research Council, passed a bill in a vote of 251 to 172 that would, among other things, allow doctors and hospitals to "exercise their conscience" by letting pregnant women facing emergency medical conditions die.

Just last week we heard about the case of a pregnant girl in the Dominican Republic (where all abortion is banned) who was denied an abortion and chemotherapy and died from hemorrhaging from her inevitable miscarriage. And there is this sick new movement making pro-life martyrs out of women who chose to die rather than abort their fetuses.

These people are changing the terms of the abortion debate before our eyes.
The rape and incest exception is fast becoming the official GOP Party line. And now we have these fringy characters pushing the no exceptions to even possibly mean to save the life of the mother. I'm sure the majority of the public is appalled by that.
But I wonder how long it will be before this becomes the position of the pro-life movement at large and therefore, the Republican Party? It's how they roll.

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From: Madeira Beach, FL USA
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posted August 20, 2012 04:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jwhop     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're just so full of it Node...and so are the hysterical weenies you get your misinformation from to spread here.


This is in the text of the House bill you cite...HR358.

(1) IN GENERAL- No funds authorized or appropriated by this Act (or an amendment made by this Act), including credits applied toward qualified health plans under section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or cost-sharing reductions under section 1402 of this Act, may be used to pay for any abortion or to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion, except--

(A) if the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest; or

(B) in the case where a pregnant female suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would, as certified by a physician, place the female in danger of death unless an abortion is performed, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself.

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