Cancer survivor David Roney exposes Race for the Cure’s support of abortion

Don’t participate in the Race for the Cure. It’s not just about finding a cure for breast cancer – part of the money raised in their races goes to Planned Parenthood to fund abortions. Find another charity to race for. Cancer survivor David Roney exposes the truth in a new blog, Survivors for Life.
Komen is pro-abortion


Comments

  1. Wow. It’s OK for local politicians and fellow Republicans to attend an “Anti-Immigration Rally” even though known Neo-Nazis and Racists were featured speakers. The politicians said it was OK because the rally was about ‘immigration’ & they can’t help who attends.

    Now SA’s blogger ‘Pat’ says….”Don’t participate in the Race for the Cure. It’s not just about finding a cure for breast cancer……..” I’m surprised Pat uses the word breast.

    Pathetic (R) hypocrisy once again. Does the bottom of the billboard say prolifewacko.org?

  2. Hey Bob, not so fast. If the purpose is breast cancer but they donate to PP, is that OK? It wouldn’t matter the other cause, if it isn’t breast cancer then it isn’t what the folks who donated signed up for. That abortion causes such a visceral reaction and is an inflammatory issue makes it more disturbing.

  3. First of all, claiming there is a link between abortion and breast cancer, as the billboard pictured here, is an out and out lie. There is no cause and effect relationship between the two.

    How about some perspective on these claims. Race for the Cure, has raised over $1 billion. Less than 1/2 million have ever gone to PP, and that was in the form of grants for breast cancer awareness programs. The money they have been given does not go to fund abortions – another lie.

    Race for the Cure may certainly merit criticism for how they frame the issue of breast cancer or what percentage of money goes to finding a cure, but lying about these other issues is way off-base.

  4. Todd,

    Study after study links abortion to breast cancer. Please do your research.

    Your recitals about the amounts going to PP are incorrect. Nonetheless, it should all go to research, as they claim it does.

    The perspective you rationalize is just moral relativism. If only a small number of your sisters (if you have them, and God forbid it would happen) get raped, is that ok based on “perspective?”

    As far as how the funding is used. If all Komen donations are used for screening, as they claim, it still frees up other areas of PP’s budget to allow for more abortions. If you give a drug addict rent money, he’s going to use the freed up money for drugs. Duh.

  5. Steve,

    By your logic, you shouldn’t pay taxes either, as tax money is spent on birth control and abortion.

    If Todd’s sisters were raped, if they got pregnant, should they be forced to carry the rapists child? Just curious.

  6. Steve P. – I have done research , the National Cancer Institute states there is no link between abortion and breast cancer. Read summary here:
    http://www.cancer.gov/cancerinfo/ere-workshop-report

    If my recitals about money are incorrect, please correct them. How are they incorrect, how much money has Race for the Cure given to PP. Please tell me if you know different numbers.

  7. PP is a place where women also get health care. They do education programs for women’s health. That’s why the Komen Foundation gives grants to PP. But let’s face it folks, “pat” hasn’t needed a factual basis to express his/her fears and opinions for a long time.

  8. Antifederalist says

    Any funding that goes to PP frees up more cash for PP to perform abortions. So, no matter what the race’s grants are used for, they DO enable more abortions.

  9. Klute, We are called to do the things we can do. Komen is something we can avoid, taxes are not. But voting for pro-life candidates helps toward that end. Last time I checked, the baby carries DNA from both parents, so it’s not just the “rapist’s child.” Better to carry to term and put up for adoption than live in a lifetime of hell on earth for killing a baby. Ask any woman who’s done it; they don’t get over it.

    Todd, There is more than one study out there. Perhaps choose one w/o links to PP. The numbers are all over the web. If I thought I’d convince you, I’d get them. Last, even if there are conflicting studies, shouldn’t Komen advise women of the possibility of a link? Wouldn’t that be the right thing to do rather than hide it?? To me that’s irresponsible as hell.

    Ken, Yes, women get “health care” from PP, but the Komen Foundation is raising money for cancer cures, not womens health care. Don’t you think they should be honest about it, even if you’re pro-choice??

  10. Steve P. What I link to is not a study, it is a review of all literature out there done by over 100 experts in the field. You don’t have the facts but, and correct me if I am wrong, the scientific facts are not really important to you as long as you can use claims in your propaganda.

  11. AF –
    The article states – “money raised in their races goes to Planned Parenthood to fund abortions,” this is simply not factually accurate.

  12. Antifederalist,

    Oh, the circular firing squads are at it again. RED ROVER, RED ROVER, send the women right over.

    I have to mock your post that says:

    Any funding that goes to PP frees up more cash for PP to perform abortions. So, no matter what the race’s grants are used for, they DO enable more abortions.

    I just couldn’t help it. How about this instead:

    Any fellow that unwraps his PP frees up more time for the PP to perform conceptions. So, no matter what the guys pants are used for, they DO enable more conceptions.

  13. FraudShadegg says

    When was the last time John Shadegg defended life on the House floor? Any person here know?

    He can’t stand addressing life. He believes it’s a complete distraction from economic issues.

    http://www.gutlessjohnshadegg.blogspot.com

  14. So. You’re OK in funding infanticide because you’re “called” by the government to do it. Whatever you have to do to help yourself sleep at night, I guess.

    As opposed to the lifetime of hell knowing they’ve birthed the child of a monster, the financial responsibilty of having that child (something that’d you ask the woman to bear on her own – because you sure as hell wouldn’t want the government to pay for it), and then having that particular sword of Damocles over their head: will the knock at the door be the child they gave up – and will they now have to re-live the trauma of that rape?

    But as long as Steve can feel morally superior, it’s all good.

    And I do know two or three women who’ve had an abortion – and they don’t live a life of Hell.

  15. Todd,

    Komen lies to its donors, that’s the issue here. But try this link, one of many, with more recent data than yours: http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/

    Excerpt:
    “As of 2006, eight medical organizations recognize that abortion raises a woman’s risk for breast cancer, independently of the risk of delaying the birth of a first child (a secondary effect that all experts already acknowledge). An additional medical organization, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, issued a statement in 2003 calling on doctors to inform patients about a “highly plausible” relationship between abortion and breast cancer. ”

    So, with conflicting reports, don’t you think Komen should tell women about the potential link?? I’m betting you still don’t, as you don’t really care about women, but only their “right” to kill their kids.

    Klute,

    There is no doubt I’m morally superior to you; it’s not a feeling. And, with regard to the women who’ve killed their kids after rape and hang with you, well, I rest my case about them living in hell. 🙂

  16. Steve,

    It’s not surprising that with scum like you leading the charge to stop it, abortion is still legal.

  17. And you know, I don’t care if that’s harsh. My ex-wife was raped in college – thank God she wasn’t impregnated, because that rape ruined a good part of her life and eventually our marriage. You have NO clue Steve what it’s like to be raped, you have no idea what that does to you and the people around the victum, and for you to cavalierly say “Oh, that rape pregnancy? Good for ’em!” and your comment about how the kid is the product of both DNA or whatever BS you’re offering up to justify your insanity – you see women as breeding sows.

    The women you say so glibly are living in hell for their abortion – you have no idea about them, but you don’t care. I may not have agreed with their decision (and in one case, I counseled against it), but they’re still my friends and unlike you, I don’t saddle them with irredemable sin, something you in your attitude do.

  18. Klute,

    Steve has issues with his Mommy that won’t be fixed here.

    Remember the BTK serial murderer? He also had strong moral convictions about this subject, issues with women and issues with strangling women while he murdered and raped them. I’ll never understand the rage that fuels these convictions. I think Freud had it right…….this type of guy is a little suspicious.

    Why no rage against the male rapists? Why no raging calls for castration of rapists? Why no rally for victims of sexual crimes? It’s simple…….these guys HATE women.

    Your words were appreciated and so true. From one guy to another…..Thank You. Well said.

  19. Bob & Klute,

    You guys are good! You figured out that I’m a copycat BTK killer, I hate women, love rape, and have “mommy issues” just from saying I think The Komen Foundation should tell the truth to women. Your powers of deduction are truly amazing!

    I’m leaving this blog to find people who aren’t so smart! Please don’t tell the cops….

  20. Steve,
    I looked at the link and I have found that this statement is deceptive on several levels.

    First of all, it would have been more accurate to have said that eight anti-abortion medical organization recognizes a link. Of the 8 medical organizations listed seven of them have a clearly stated agenda against abortion. The eight organization, Ethics and Medics, has a dead link so I am unable to evaluate.

    Actually, I think it is deceptive to call some of these anti-abortion medical organizations because what some really seem to be are anti-abortion , anti-gay, etc. organizations that happen to be run by people with medical degrees. That doesn’t really qualify them as medical organizations, so perhaps it would be best to simply call these groups organizations.

    So, what we have are 7 organizations that claim there is a link between abortion and breast cancer. Now, just because an organization has an agenda does not mean that its statements are wrong so let’s look at what type of evidence is presented.

    1. National Physicians Center for Family Resources
    As far as I can tell, I see no statement anywhere on their website stating a link, so there is no way to evaluate the claim.

    2. Catholic Medical Association
    The only evidence I can find on their site are links to articles published in WorldNetDaily, which I don’t think is a credible source for scientific research.

    3. American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists
    The only thing I can find on their site is a letter written in 2002 to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists trying to convince ACOG to change their claim that there is not an ABC (abortion breast cancer) link. Just for perspective, ACOG has 52,000 members and is the largest professional organization for those in health care for women. The American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists site does not indicate how many members it has, but it does appear that they are hosting a conference in Jan 2009 at the highly esteemed medical venue – Coral Ridge Ministries in Fort Lauderdale FL. The conference statement says it will host “…updates from experts in a number of disciplines exploring the relationship of abortion to adverse medical and psychological effects in women.” I guess those with differing opinions are not allowed.

    Anyway, the 2002 letter gives a list of articles which they claim show an ABC link. I wanted to look into this so I started with the most recent which is from 2000.

    Lazovich D, Thompson JA, Mink PJ, Sellers TA, Anderson KE.Induced abortion and breast cancer risk. Epidemiology. 2000;11(1):76-80.

    I searched for this article and found it here:
    http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1733063

    Note what the conclusion from the abstract states, here it is in full:

    “Conclusion: These data do not support the hypothesis that miscarriage or induced abortion represent substantive risk factors for the future development of breast cancer.”

    So they cite a study which actually does not demonstrate what they claim it does. Most people call that lying.

    4. Breast Cancer Prevention Institute
    I don’t see any scientific publications by this group, they have a “fact sheet” that claims the Lazovich, et al article shows and ABC link and also cite work by Daling which clearly states no causal link can be shown.

    5. The Polycarp Research Institute
    As far as I can tell this is 3 people. They do state up front that “TPRI will support research efforts that improve the spiritual condition of men and women, and will not promote methods or intentions that are inconsistent with the ethical and moral guidelines of the Catholic Church…”

    They have no scientific articles but have a FAQ on ABC which again cites articles they claim show “…an Induced Abortion Increases Risk of Breast Cancer.” However, several of these articles, the Daling for instance, state quite clearly that no casual link can be confirmed.

    6. MaterCare International
    In the statement quoted, MaterCare International claims it is an “an international group of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists” without noting that it is in fact an association of Catholic Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as it states on its website. Again, this doesn’t mean that they are wrong, but why the deception?

    I can’t find what evidence they based their claim on from their website so I have no idea how to evaluate it. In the statement quoted, they claim Brind shows the link but only provide evidence from their own journal.

    7. Breast Care Center-EAMC
    This is a group in the Philippines and there seems to be no evidence it cites to support any claim.

    As far as I can tell, there is nothing here which disproves the position of the National Cancer Institute and many other large medical organizations that there is no ABC link. I do see a great deal of evidence that those who wish to make abortion illegal will distort facts and lie and wish to deceive women about abortion.

  21. Todd,

    This link should answer your question.

    http://www.abortionbreastcancer.com/ABC_Research/index.htm

    I would love to list every study here but it would take up way too much space.

  22. I love the list of posters on this thread…all men. The different points of view are amazing and leave me scratching my head, thinking…most of these guys don’t get it at all!

    Women carry the baby and with every subsequent pregnancy, they are reminded over and over of the life they ended. As a woman with more than a few friends and family members who fell victim to the lie that it is not a life and your health is the issue, and all the other garbage…that are now living with the reality of their actions; these women I pray for and ask God to give them peace.

    I have friends who have been victims of rape; it is a deadly event, too. I cannot say it does not carry with it the burden of shame and feelings of disgrace that spill over onto all areas of trust and intimacy. Someone please tell me how killing a baby, a baby that is without sin, appeases those feelings and eliminates that pain? Do not be so smug as to fall back on the old cliché’ of looking at the face of your attacker…that is such crap.

    The site Shane references is more than enough to show, the conclusion cannot be made that abortion has nothing to do with breast cancer. If the Komen Foundation wants to support women’s breast health, there are many ways to do it that do not involve supplanting funds that then can be used for killing babies.

  23. DSW,
    Most of these articles have nothing to do with the question. Here are the categories
    1. Breast Maturity and the Development of Breast Cancer
    None of these articles address ABC link

    2. Estrogen and Breast Cancer Risk
    None of these articles address ABC link

    3. Studies showing link between delayed first full term pregnancy and breast cancer
    These deal with the affect of age of first birth and breast cancer. The second one the article from MacMahon from 1970 is quoted as saying – “suggested increased risk associated with abortion — contrary to the reduction in risk associated with full-term births.” While these words do appear in the article they are not what the article concludes but rather anecdotal evidence about why they wanted to look at the first birth and not first pregnancy. To claim the data from the study revealed this is a straight up lie.

    4. Studies which did not show an increased risk
    OK but they don’t even begin to list all the studies.

    5. Other Studies of Interest
    Have nothing about ABC link.

    6. Miscellaneous
    Irrelevant

    7. Studies Which Reported More Than a Twofold Elevation in risk
    They list 7 studies here.
    a. One has an unavailable abstract and is from 1957.
    b. Study from 1981 which has been discredited because of response bias. Later studies, Lazovich for instance, have not shown this.
    c. Study in Japanese. Can’t evaluate.
    d. Laing from 1993 – article is not available
    e. Laing from 1994 – this is actually not an article but in a list of abstracts.

    I would note all of these were looked at in a Review of data by Karin B. Michels and Walter C. Willett Epidemiology, Vol. 7, No. 5 (Sep., 1996), pp. 521-528 . (note this article is not listed anywhere on the page) and they concluded that a review of these studies shows that “[s]tudies to date are inadequate to infer with confidence the relation between induced or spontaneous abortion and breast cancer risk, but it appears that any such relation is likely to be small or nonexistent.” Also Wingo, et al “The risk of breast cancer following spontaneous or induced abortion” in Cancer Causes and Control, 1997, 8:1, pp 93-108 has a review of studies and concludes the same. Or what about Bartholomew, Lynne L.; Grimes, David A. “Focus on Primary Care: The Alleged Association Between Induced Abortion and Risk of Breast Cancer: Biology or Bias? ” Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey. 53(11):708-714, November 1998

    8. Other Studies Which Show Increased Risk
    Some articles here I have already pointed out specifically do not conclude there is an ABC link.

    I must admit, I am losing my patience at this point. There is so much deceit going on here it is unbelievable. I would be happy to look at more evidence for this supposed link, but I am not going to respond to anymore to huge lists filled with irrelevant or misrepresented articles. If someone believes they have a good source I don’t believe I need to wade through all of the junk – tell me what articles point to link and why.

  24. Kim,

    You’re right, besides you – we are all men discussing this, so perhaps men ought to stop trying to enforce their personal points of view on women – and to broaden that, maybe all men and women should stop trying to enforce their personal points of view.

    Over at my LJ, we’re discussing this, and I hope my friend gives me permission to repost/excerpt her response.

    But to address your point about looking into the face of the attacker – what about the nine months of ob/gyn care, the lifetime of childcare – who’s going to take care of that?

    Here’s something I’d like a show of hands on: If a woman is raped, becomes pregnant, and keeps the child – who would be in favor of medical coverage and living expenses being covered by the government until age 18? After all, the woman who was raped had no choice in the matter.

    Also, what Kim also forgets is that the rapist may try to fight for custody. THe rapist could try to contact the child and mother.

  25. kralmajales says

    I agree Klute! Well said.

    And Todd, you have done a marvelous job unraveling the total hoaxes that conservatives place out there with websites.

    Time after time again they have had a big money conservative start a website “group” that touts false information. Then they link it to conservatives through their little networks so that they can hang their hat on this false information and satisfy their base.

    It is also why they hate colleges and universities so much. People can go on believing this sham until people like you, Todd, unravel it and others actually hear about facts and science in higher education.

  26. From my friend Kat in Tennesse:

    Speaking from experience (not on the specific count at hand, but both as having had an abortion and as having been raped) no matter what the situation, the after effects of having been is hell on earth. There are few acts that one human being can do to another that are more degrading, traumatizing, debasing, or complete in their ability to completely shatter someone’s opinion of themselves. To say that a child beget from such a situation is not just the “rapist’s child” is akin to saying that Jesus was not “just” the son of God. Not that that isn’t true, but the implied statement makes it obvious that the man stating it has never seen a woman as an equal to himself, nor truly considered the feelings of one. Sex is not just a physical act, especially from a woman’s perspective, and rape does account for a lifetime of “hell on earth”, because it is virtually impossible to get over. Five years later, I still stutter when telling people about the first time I was. It took me almost three of those years to build any kind of self-worth and any modicrum of a decent self-image back together.

    The physical act of abortion, that most people don’t comprehend, is that it is, in and of itself, another one of the most painful and humiliating acts a woman can ever put herself through, and the hormone-induced aftershocks are in a league of their own. Admittedly, there are women who go back into that situation time and time again without a second thought, and there are women who, for one reason or another, will be forced to, but I feel confident in making the statement that nine out of every ten women who walk into an abortion clinic swear to themselves that they will do everything in their power not to be in that position again, but I’d say that virtually every woman you ever see in one of those waiting rooms is in there for a completely unique reason, and the majority of them are entirely justified, be it from an insurmountable drug addiction, to poverty level income or homelessness, to abusive boyfriends or incurable STD’s. I’ve come to the conclusion, over time, that men (particularly politicians) still have little to no faith in women’s ability to make their own decisions, especially in their ability to make the right ones. We have been mothers for all of eternity, and it’s fairly well ingrained in our psyche how to take care of the fruits of our labors, as it were. Darwinism claims that ‘save the children first’ is a genetic suicide, and poor parenting, on many of our parts, has ingrained us with unshakeable beliefs as to what situations we refuse to bring a child into the world under.

    Any psychiatrist worth their salt will tell you that the last thing you do to a woman who has been raped is refuse her her ability, any ability, to attempt to take control of the situation and what has happened. The suicide attempts between women who have legally filed a claim over the situation and the ones who haven’t, in up to a year and a half after the incident, are absolutely staggering. And if a legal claim is filed, depending on the time frame, STD testing and emergency contraceptives are administered, depending on the municipal system, up to entirely at the state or the defendent’s expense. The problem is that there are still entirely too many women who still never legally claim these situations, and the reasons for those are as many and varied as the situations themselves.

    People can battle over the legality of abortion as much as they like. It is merely a symptom of one of the greatest problems in our society, and not the problem itself. Making it illegal will do nothing but up the number of pregnant women crossing one border or the other to get the procedure, or, in the cases of those who can’t afford such actions, taking the matters entirely, and far more dangerously, into their own hands.

    And thanks Kral and Bob, and keep up the good work.

    Although I’m sure Sanhedrin Steve is much more moral than us.

  27. Thanks to Kat for bearing her soul and to Klute for being a good friend.

    I can think of no greater example to express the “Pro-Choice vs Pro-Life” argument.

    There will never be a time when the Pro-Life side ceases to accuse the Pro-Choice side of being Pro-Abortion, even after reading such a heartbreaking story as Kat’s. We know that she really only gave us a few highlights here and let’s assume the real truth is much more vivid.

    Pro-Abortion is the most overused and abused oxymoron in the English language.

    I’ve never met a Pro-Abortion person in my life. However, I have known women like Kat and attended college with a couple serial date-rapists who lived in my dormitory. Of course we didn’t call it that back then but we can say it now. All bite marks, scratches, mussed hair and torn clothes aside…..the guys I saw bore no resemblance to the violence and brutality they must’ve inflicted on unsuspecting ladies. They could’ve cared less that they left a broken young lady to suffer for the rest of her life. Their nervous hubris was proof that it wasn’t about sex.

    Not until the same number of violent random rapes or acquaintance rapes are committed on men (via the only available entry point) will they understand or remotely empathize with women. The possibility of pregnancy is null – but the physical and emotional scars should last for a generation or two.

    It made me sick in college and it makes me sick now to hear the arrogant vultures swarming to pick apart their targeted carcass when “discussing” this issue. The men like Sanhedrin Steve aren’t more moral than us, just more scary.

  28. Actually, I don’t think that the date rapists are the worst part of it at all.

    Long story short, date rape is exactly what happened to me. I was seventeen, a buddy of mine from work invited me to her birthday party, and within five minutes of walking through the door I was dosed up with ghb, though I didn’t realize that for several years. I don’t know if it was a random selection thing, or what, and I described the situation for months as ‘I think I was raped. It might’ve been rape. It felt like rape. But I’m not sure it was rape.’ I think the cruelest thing that was said to me during that time frame (possibly the cruelest thing I’ve ever been told, ever) was when another friend of mine said the guy involved was coming by work, and I told her about the incident, and her response was ‘well, at least you’re taking responsibility for your part in it.’ It continued to fuel my self-recriminations for months.

    I didn’t even know about the phrase ‘date rape’ until I picked up a cosmo magazine that featured an article on it a year and a half later, and even then, it took me a long time to accept the fact that, yes, that was what had happened to me.

    If there’s a better way of explaining the complete and utter failure that is sexual education in this country, I’ve yet to hear it.

  29. I think most pro-lifers would gladly, willingly, immediately accept a rape or incest exception in the laws, even though they also grieve for the other innocent victim.

    But, of course, we’re really not talking about those women who are in those positions.

    We’re talking about 1+ million killings per year, protected by American law. Glad the S. Ct. brought this whole matter to consensus.

  30. Really Joe? Gladly, willingly, immediately?

    From the Arizona Right to Life website – verbatim:

    “Abortion – Arizona Right to Life opposes abortion because it unjustly takes the life of a developing human being and does not support abortion as an adequate solution to pregnancies that are unplanned, unwanted, or the result of rape or incest.”

    It’s not part of the GOP platform, it’s not part of the “mainstream” RTL movement, and fun fact – I can’t even get David Schwiekert’s campaign office (I just called!) to confirm whether or not he supports an exception for rape and incest.

    So don’t sell me this line of crap about “gladly, willingly, immediately” when it’s demonstrably false.

    This is why abortion remains legal – because Americans DO NOT TRUST the pro-life movement. If Roe v Wade is overturned, the next on the RTL hitlist is Griswold v Connecticut, and then God knows what else.

  31. I said MOST pro-lifers.

    You want demonstrably false? That this discussion is about rape and incest. If that is what we’re talking about, I guess we need to have a little chat with Planned Parenthood about unreported crimes.

    And you don’t need to take my word on Roe. See Justice Ginsburg’s quote regarding the effects of “heavy-handed jurisprudence.”

    Post-Roe, abortion isn’t legal because people want it –it doesn’t really matter what people think of abortion or pro-lifers, since they have essentially no say in the matter. It’s legal (or should I say, it remains legal in many jurisdictions, since abortion was not universally banned in 1973) because the Supreme Court (as with Griswold) believed they should have the say about it.

  32. So you’re saying the mainstream lobbying organization for the pro-life movement doesn’t represent the pro-life movement?

    Crazy.

    “You want demonstrably false? That this discussion is about rape and incest.”

    That’s what I was on about from the beginning. Sanhedrin Steve pushed it, as Kim did later (again, “most” pro-lifers? So far, you’re the only one), that there should be no exception for rape and incest, and that the rape victime should just buck up and have the rapist’s child.

    If the GOP put it into their platform that there should be exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother (I checked, it’s not in there, not even mentioned in 2008 platform) we probably wouldn’t be having this discussion – but the mainstream anti-abortion lobby won’t permit this. If you hand the reigns over to the crazies, expect to see your horses going over the cliff.

    “I guess we need to have a little chat with Planned Parenthood about unreported crimes.”

    Am I conflicted that PP doesn’t report underage girls getting abortions? You bet.

    “It’s legal (or should I say, it remains legal in many jurisdictions, since abortion was not universally banned in 1973) because the Supreme Court (as with Griswold) believed they should have the say about it.”

    Because some jursdictions DIDN’T allow it. Two sets of laws are not permissible in the United States. Either something is a universal right, or it isn’t. As soon as the pro-life movement eases the hell up on forcing women to carry rape babies, or children who’s birth will kill the mother, maybe they’ll gain some traction.

  33. I didn’t say “most Republican party platforms” or most “pro-life 501c3’s.” Yes, I think most pro-lifers would take that bargain, were they given the option.

    And c’mon, your concerns about pro-life strategy seem just a bit half-hearted. The crazies, for lack of a better word, drive the policy on both sides of the issue — the difference is that the pro-choicers know that judges will rubber stamp just about all of it. Pro-life leaders could be credited for being open and honest on the matter, instead of using a shady, incremental approach. Ultimately (and especially considering that the post was about SGK and donations to Planned Parenthood), you seem to be in favor of pro-lifers doing little more than…moderating their views.

    I’m all for universal rights, but they’re usually universally agreed upon. Additionally, we have a system of limited and separated powers in which we determine what is, and what isn’t. Griswold firmly rooted the right to contraception in the penumbra of privacy extending from the emanations of the Bill of Rights. Oh yeah. And in Roe, Justice Blackmun discovered a universal right after spending a summer reading medical texts, and did it so well that since we’ve enjoyed dozens of essays and books basically entitled “What Roe Should Have Said.” Oddly, we continue to discover rationales for Roe decades after the ink was dry. Living constitution, indeed.

    I appreciate that you’re conflicted about PP. But we’re way past a “right” or “access to” abortion. Everything must subsume itself to this sacrament. Taxpayer funding, check. Overseas funding, how could we not? Parental notification? Outrageous, but we’ll pretend to have one — it will just have a robust “judicial bypass.” Need more? Partial birth abortion, nurses performing abortion, rights of conscience. Abortion isn’t a right — it’s a party platform unto itself. Heck, it’s so important to kill kids in the womb that we’ll let kids die who are actually BORN AND ALIVE if it might interfere with the prime directive.

    Ultimately, what surprises me most about Planned Parenthood is that it gets away with something that virtually no other organization in civil society could get away with. Let’s leave aside the lack of crime reporting, the issues over ignoring subpoenas, or that it soaks the government for $300 million per year (we should really call it “Big Abortion,” to crib a term)…forget the PP donor managers playing ‘yes men’ to the phone callers pretending to be racist…what stuns me about Planned Parenthood is that perhaps no other organization could continue to function if the views of its founder was even half as bad as what Margaret Sanger wrote and advocated. Let alone give out an award in her name*.

    But of course, this is the history of abortion. Built on lies, rooted in sand, it will forever require fresh blood to satisfy it. It consumed law to get what it needed, has almost destroyed politics (what did the Senate Judiciary Committee talk about before 1973?), and will move on to the next victim. I’m guessing it will be the judiciary itself, once we start electing judges. Oh well.

    Well I’ve taken us off track with this talk about how abortion consumes and corrupts anything it touches. We were talking about why the nation’s largest breast cancer charity gives money to the nation’s largest abortionist.

    * MLK won the Margaret Sanger award back in ‘66. Plenty irony there. Did I mention it consumes and corrupts?

  34. Klute: Your statement that says, “As soon as the pro-life movement eases the hell up on forcing women to carry rape babies, or children who’s birth will kill the mother, maybe they’ll gain some traction.” is indicative of the “she asked for it, she got it” misogynistic attitudes that have been pounded into our citizens for decades.

    These same Pro-Lifers believe it’s OK & part of God’s plan to freeze embryos in liquid nitrogen so they may have a 15% chance of getting pregnant someday. The fact that thousands of these embryos die is not a concern to the Pro-Life movement. There are other Sanhedrin members to keep Steve company.

    Suspended animation in liquid nitrogen is Pro-Arrogance and Pro-Selfishness, not Pro-Life.

    Why can’t God be respected enough in His obvious decision to have chosen “exhibit couple A” to remain infertile…….for a reason? Live with it people. That’s what you asked the victims of rape and incest to do. Man up.

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