Editorial

Bring on showdown, Life vs. Choice, in November

ACHTUNG: The following is not a “fair and balanced” article. It is an editorial by the editor.

Virtually no one should be surprised by the news Friday that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe vs. Wade, thereby ending more than 49 years of federally legal abortions in the United States.

Justice Samuel Alito’s outline of his majority opinion was leaked more than a month ago. Is this what will finally wake up the sleeping and complacent majority of citizens into taking action? The protests in the streets will do about as much good as the Occupy Wall Street movement and the worldwide protests against invading Iraq in 2003.

Since then I’ve been swamped by Democrats asking me to send money to help fight for Roe v. Wade. I won’t.

Right now, the only meaningful thing the Pro-Choice people can do is throw out the rascals, almost all of whom are Republicans at the state and federal levels. At the state level, the GOP isn’t likely to go along with tossing out that antiquated 1931 Michigan law that now kicks in.

So if Pro-Choice folks really want to get even rather than just get mad, their best antidote is to vote straight Democratic in November. Right now, it’s the only power they have. Single-issue voting? Pro-Lifers have done it skillfully for more than 40 years and they’re climbing atop the victory stand.

Showing the Republicans to the door in November may settle this contentious once and for all, but we must remember that the Civil War didn’t really settled the slavery question, even after more than 150 years.

The Pro-Life movement has been said to be a very effective minority pressure group that has been able to patiently get done what it takes to achieve their aims, even without the support of most fellow Americans. Their advantage has been their passion and organizing. They have showed up at the polls while the complacent Pro-Choicers didn’t.

The antidote is to swamp them in the general election and organize around the notion that women deserve to have a voice in the very personal question of abortion and they shouldn’t be treated as second-class citizens.

In this very space a little more than a month ago, I challenged the abortion rights movement with this: “Organize and put your money where your mouth is…

“The pro-choice crowd has only themselves to blame. Though they consistently have enjoyed the supposed advantages in public opinion polls (66 percent), they have been soft on public relations and marketing and have fallen asleep at the wheel while pro-lifers have gotten their boys and girls elected to state legislatures, Congress and the U.S. Senate.

“Pro-choicers are rightly critical about old white men making laws about what women can do with their bodies, but they have simply let it happen. The pro-lifers have outflanked them in getting the elder white guys elected and then appoint justices to the Supreme Court.”

So make this issue a showdown between Life and Choice at the ballot box in November. May the better position win.

6 Comments

  • Yes, I plan to vote. I voted the first election for which I was eligible, and certainly intend to to continue to do so. I also contribute to candidates that I favor. I haven’t always been in a position to do so, but now I can. I try to keep myself informed, listen to various points of view, and I vote.

  • Women got the vote with the 19th amendment, just why the socialists/progressives do not work as hard as the Suffragettes to amend the constitution is strange, unless the Democrats want the money and not national abortion?

    • Kinda hard to make a law when the Senate is split unless they do away with the filibuster, and we know the right wingers don’t want that, but they definitely are happy with a fascist government.

  • When I observe the pro abortion folks, I notice many of them display the pro homosexual symbols. Are some jealous of those that may reproduce under God’s natural order? While watching the protesters outside of the Honorable Clarence Thomas’s home, I could not help but laugh at some of the poor logic. Funny behavior but shameful as well. Just my opinion and my choice.

    • Looks like back in the day abortions were ok hmm go figure. A Test for Adultery
      11 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 12 “Speak to the people of Israel, If any man’s wife goes astray and breaks faith with him, 13 if a man lies with her sexually, and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and she is undetected though she has defiled herself, and there is no witness against her, since she was not taken in the act, 14 and if the spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife who has defiled herself, or if the spirit of jealousy comes over him and he is jealous of his wife, though she has not defiled herself, 15 then the man shall bring his wife to the priest and bring the offering required of her, a tenth of an ephah[c] of barley flour. He shall pour no oil on it and put no frankincense on it, for it is a grain offering of jealousy, a grain offering of remembrance, bringing iniquity to remembrance.

      16 “And the priest shall bring her near and set her before the Lord. 17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthenware vessel and take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the water. 18 And the priest shall set the woman before the Lord and unbind the hair of the woman’s head and place in her hands the grain offering of remembrance, which is the grain offering of jealousy. And in his hand the priest shall have the water of bitterness that brings the curse. 19 Then the priest shall make her take an oath, saying, ‘If no man has lain with you, and if you have not turned aside to uncleanness while you were under your husband’s authority, be free from this water of bitterness that brings the curse. 20 But if you have gone astray, though you are under your husband’s authority, and if you have defiled yourself, and some man other than your husband has lain with you, 21 then’ (let the priest make the woman take the oath of the curse, and say to the woman) ‘the Lord make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the Lord makes your thigh fall away and your body swell. 22 May this water that brings the curse pass into your bowels and make your womb swell and your thigh fall away.’ And the woman shall say, ‘Amen, Amen.’

      23 “Then the priest shall write these curses in a book and wash them off into the water of bitterness. 24 And he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall enter into her and cause bitter pain. 25 And the priest shall take the grain offering of jealousy out of the woman’s hand and shall wave the grain offering before the Lord and bring it to the altar. 26 And the priest shall take a handful of the grain offering, as its memorial portion, and burn it on the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water. 27 And when he has made her drink the water, then, if she has defiled herself and has broken faith with her husband, the water that brings the curse shall enter into her and cause bitter pain, and her womb shall swell, and her thigh shall fall away, and the woman shall become a curse among her people. 28 But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, then she shall be free and shall conceive children.

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