Tuesday, May 5, 2009

A Man is Only as Good as His Word...

This video comes from the Family Research Council. For background information on this video, read FRC Action's article "A Change Watch 100 Day Edition: A Change You Can Bereave In"


Roland Hulme said...

Oooooh. Dramatic music. Engage 'serious' face.

Sorry, don't mean to make light of this, but this video takes a LOT of liberties with the truth. Even the expression 'pro-abortion' is laughable. Nobody's 'pro' abortion. The conservatives label anybody who's not strictly pro life 'pro abortion' even if they're like me - I don't like abortion, but I believe the end to abortion rests with ending unwanted pregnancies.

If you go to their website and see all the things they label as 'pro-abortion,' you'll see the majority fund contraception and other much needed ways to PREVENT unwanted pregnancy (and, yes, do give women more access and protected access to abortions.)

If conservatives could have a GROWN UP approach to health care and contraception, perhaps we could work together to stamp out unwanted pregnancies and end abortion FOR GOOD. But instead, they're more interested in shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.

I would like nothing more than to make abortion illegal, but I'm not going to do so until there really isn't an excuse for an unwanted pregnancy and at the moment that doesn't happen. Kids aren't getting adequate sex education, women don't have access to contraception and conservatives are more interested in a futile quest to stop people having sex than working to stop people having UNSAFE sex.

It drives me nuts.

BLBeamer said...

I hate to disagree with Roland but I do have to take slight issue with something he said. He said, "Nobody's pro-abortion."

It ain't necessarily so. Last year, when the latest abortion statistics were released by (I think) the CDC, they showed a decline in the number of abortions performed over the last year in the data. If everyone was really not pro-abortion, then that should have been universally proclaimed as good news.

But, no. Kate Michelman, I believe it was, said that was bad news because it meant not everybody was choosing to have an abortion that could get them and that the decline also indicated that access to abortions was being restricted.

If someone was really not pro-abortion, why would they decry the news that not everybody was choosing to have one?

Roland Hulme said...

Hmmm. Fair enough - maybe there ARE a couple of 'pro-abortion' people, but I think a lot of the ones that video calls 'pro-abortion' really aren't.

But you do make a good point. I have to admit, I have met a couple of (not wanting to sound offensive) militant feminists who cross the line on the topic.