Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Their strategic partners include:
Planned Parenthood Republicans for Choice
Republicans for Choice
Republican Majority for Choice
The WISH List (Jennifer Dunn is an Advisory Board member.)
Christie Todd Whitman, founder of IMP-PAC, held a fundraiser for McGavick in May of this year.
Looks more and more like McGavick would be another Olympia Snowe or Lincoln Chafeee or Lisa Murkowski.
Hat Tip: The Reagan Wing
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Maybe Alan Thein Durning would like to talk to Holly Patterson's or Christin Gilbert's dad to find out what they think about Roe. He could also talk to the parents of these teenagers.
Naw. It's easier to repeat the lies that have worked for 35 years. Here's just a sample:
"And they'll (women) remain fertile until menopause in their early 50s." (Unless they are left infertile after years of birth control use, abortion, or STD(s).)
"Overturning Roe would not prevent these abortions from happening." (Damned if we do, damned if we don't. And don't let the facts get in the way.)
"It would also delay those abortions by a few weeks, somewhat increasing the minuscule health risks of legal abortion." (Repeat after me: legal abortion is safe, legal abortion is safe, legal abortion is safe...)
"The day after Roe, the red-blue U.S. election map would begin turning into a hazard map for low-income women." (Hello? Have you done your research? Poor women are the most victimized by legal abortion.)
"In deep red states, reproductive rights would become a class system. Daughters of fortunate families would go to blue states to get abortions. Daughters of unfortunate families would risk abortions from clandestine providers close to home, or order the abortion pill from shady Internet operators, or attempt to induce abortions themselves, as did thousands before Roe." (You don't know shady until you've been to a legal abortion mill.)
"Unwanted births bring more infant deaths, more abuse and neglect, more school failure, more foster care and juvenile courts and more mothers who blame themselves." (And what would you call the current problem of infant deaths, abuse and neglect, school failure, foster care and juvenile courts and mothers who blame themselves? I'd call it "legal abortion".)
Probably the saddest and cruelest line in the whole editorial is this:
"It (overturning Roe) would deny them the sense they live in a country that stands up for all women. It would rob them of another reason to believe that as Americans, we're not just a collection of workers and consumers who happen to share a currency, we're a nation. We're all in this life together."
I would wager a guess that a woman whose had an abortion probably feels the most betrayed by this country -- a country that failed to stand up for her and her child when they needed us most. The ideal of a working democracy that under normal circumstances would have reigned in embarrassed parents, selfish boyfriends/husbands, and opportunistic abortionists, was abandoned and we said instead, "You're in this life alone". A nation that once relied on churches and the community to help the lost souls of this world turned to the government as god, deciding right and wrong, judging and condemning, and suddenly "personal responsibility" and "individual rights" sprang up as the heretofore unstated founding ideals of our nation. Today these phrases are repeated mantra like by those seeking elected office in an effort to soothe our guilty conscience and rob us of hope. Women have gotten the message loud and clear as evidenced by the 50 million abortions since 1973. Ideology and the lies listed above conspired to turn the truth on its head in the name of progress. Roe does not stand up for any women. It stands up for those working against every women. It is at its core anti-woman.
Abortion indeed tells a woman that she is just a worker, a consumer, a cog in the wheel and there is no room for her and her baby. The country needs her out there buying all the things Planned Parenthood and America's industries have to sell us in our vanity; all the things they want us to buy that babies seem to get in the way of. Is it any wonder that the biggest contributors to Planned Parenthood are some of America's biggest industries. All the while she must keep working-working-working so that she can pay-pay-pay.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Abortion is not an issue for state courts. It is entirely a federal court issue. (Oh, really?) No abortion rights cases have come before Washington's courts in over a generation. (That would be because there has been no legislation.) Further if Owens, Alexander, or any other candiate (sic) has disccused (sic) even their personal beleifs (sic) about abortion they've violated an ethics rule prohibitting (sic) that. Therefor (sic) it should be imposible (sic) to say who is "pro-choice" or "pro-life".
On a personal note I'm the Executive Director of the Constitutional Law PAC and I am adamantly pro-choice. (Thanks for letting us know, Alex.) To my knowledge every member of the board of the Constitutional Law PAC is pro-choice. (Also good to know. The board includes former senator Slade Gorton.)
No reasonable basis exists for injecting abortion into a debate about state judicial elections...and I hope we can keep it that way. (Why? You've managed to insert the debate over property rights so why not abortion?) The Washington State Constitution contains the strong protections for privacy rights -- an important fact I learned from Justice Jim Johnson.
Posted by Alex Hays at
05:07 PM, Jun 14, 2006
His whole statement makes me sick to my stomach. "Abortion is not an issue for the state courts." Who is he trying to kid? Ask New Hampshire. Ask Missouri. Ask Mississippi if abortion isn't an issue for state courts and state legislatures. Ask a dozen other states for that matter.
Is Alex Hays trying to tell us that the Washington State constitution allows for abortion-on-demand and that no matter who we elect or what laws we pass we are stuck with the current level of political and financial support for abortion? Alex Hays says abortion isn't an issue for the state courts because Alex Hays doesn't want it to be an issue for the state courts. He and his cohorts at CLPAC simply do not want any laws passed that would restrict abortion.
Here's more from Alex regarding his judicial candidates:
The PAC's Hays said Groen and Johnson aren't "outside the mainstream because they have a perfect deference to the law and the constitution." He called Johnson "very much a centrist" and Groen "a passionate defender of freedom."And,
Hays said the group's main focus is for judges to have a conservative stance on things like property rights and water rights.
"All the various parts of the constitution that liberals like are pretty well protected, but the part of the constitution that conservatives like have suffered in recent years," Hays said. "I want to create a balance there. We really want property rights to have the same enthusiasm in the court as free speech does."
Speaking of groups that don't want any laws passed that would restrict abortion, Alex Hays is also the Executive Director of the Washington Mainstream Republicans. Check out the names listed as members. The majority of the board members of WMR were either involved in legalizing abortion in Washington and/or currently believe in continued "access to legal abortion." You can listen to them talk all about it here at their latest conference. Even so-called conservative KVI talk show host Brian Suits comes out showing his support for abortion by using the laughable phrase "access to legal abortion." It's the same old story -- Nobody likes abortion but they love having it legal.
Here is their asinine and pathetic statement of principle on life:
We value life and seek to protect it - We should not attempt to legislate a definition of life.
We won't define what life is, that way we are off the hook when it comes to protecting it. How convenient. What's their opinion of our murder laws? It's an absolutely disgusting statement and anybody associated with this group should be embarrassed and ashamed of themselves.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Good reading and model legislation for our state.
I didn't know that the bill was given that name until I went and read it. Seems as though the MSM has blacked out the title in favor of "SD abortion ban". In fact, if you do a Google search on the full title you get the a link to the actual bill, a FindLaw (a legal web site) article, and some blog articles. But that's about it.
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
NON-PROFIT COMEDY! Whoopie!! Where else can you laugh about the approximately 25,000 abortions a year in Washington state?
**Non-Profit Comedy is an all-ages show, but it is also a free-speech zone - some humor may not be appropriate for young children. The content is determined solely by the performers.**
In other words, they won't abort any off-color language but they'd be happy to abort your kids.
McGavick says he supports a woman's right to an abortion. But unlike Cantwell, he would require parental consent for underage females and ban so-called "partial-birth" abortions, and he opposes federal funding of abortions.
So there you have it.
In a new twist on explaining why people opposed to abortion are opposed to Plan B, the "journalist" Eric Roe tries this phrase out on readers, "Abortion opponents believe this is tantamount to preventing human life."