I do not understand why the pro-life folks can't follow this simple argument; why they seek to avoid this compelling logic. Unless, of course, they think that women who get abortions do not know what they are doing.
Wednesday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow talked with Democratic presidential party hopeful, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in Madison, Wisconsin. She mentioned Republican contender Donald Trump's recent remark that "women should be punished for having an abortion".
I have never met emerging artist Brennen French; I was introduced to his art because despite the thousands of miles and several generations that separate us it speaks my language.
Lowry & Lamarche discuss if this time Trump's been finally & fatally stabbed like the victim of Murder on the Orient Express. Which civil war will GOP choose: w/ Trump, w/ Cruz, w/ 'new face'? Nader says new-face while Lowry thinks that'd destroy party (that a bad thing?).
What is most offensive about the Trump, Cruz, Carson, anti-abortion contention that women who have abortions are "victims" is that it is profoundly dishonest and insulting to the dignity and integrity of women. They should be ashamed.
This week the nation got to experience March Madness a few days early with Donald Trump's back-to-back town halls. On Tuesday, Trump said he supports nuclear non-proliferation but also suggested that South Korea and Japan get nuclear weapons of their own (the latter has a pretty good rationale for being nuclear-free). The next night, when asked if women who have abortions should be punished, he replied, "there has to be some form of punishment." And no, this wasn't an early April Fool's joke. He walked back the statement the next day, but perhaps this is the reason why three-quarters of women view him unfavorably. But as extreme as the statement was, it's worth noting that mainstream Republican policy has been punishing women seeking abortions for years at the state level - putting up unnecessary roadblocks, mandating outdated procedures and making life as miserable as possible for vulnerable women. Madness indeed.
This entire "war" is designed to impose a Christian morality on all citizens. Non-religious employees of quasi-religious organizations have no rights, according to the religious soldiers. If religious conservatives had their way, a Christian morality about abortion would be imposed on all women.
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Trump is way off message. He doesn't get enough sleep. He doesn't know the issues. He doesn't try to learn about them. And his campaign team won't stand up to him.
The real reason Trump took a stand that even anti-abortion groups don't support is because he's been fooled by some Republicans who imply that an overwhelming majority of Americans want to overturn Roe v. Wade.
I sure do dislike agreeing with Donald Trump. But the billionaire bully boy is right about one thing: The manager of his neo-fascist presidential campaign, Corey Lewandowski, did not physically attack a female reporter, as all too typically hyped media reports suggested he had.
Framing the argument as pro-life and pro-choice still misses the heart of it. Do we want a government enforcing something that is only called "murder" by some religions and not others, never mind the rights of atheists and agnostics? Do we want Sharia? Do we want the Morality Police?
Republicans never think it's their problem when women have babies they can't afford to take care of. When women drop out of high school or college to be mothers, starkly lowering their odds of rising out of poverty. I always wonder, where's the Grand Old Party then?
I would like to thank Donald Trump. While his race to the White House requires the collapse of civil discourse and rewards breaking what had been seen to be the limits of polite speech, he has, at least, revealed a LIE long told by the anti-abortion/"pro-life" movement.
Fact: About 30% of American women get an abortion by the time they turn 45. Fact: Donald Trump is the front-runner to get the Republican nomination...
We knew even before he was shrewdly sandbagged by Chris Matthews that Donald Trump is opposed to, or (more likely) is pretending to oppose legal abort...