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Friday, October 28, 2016

5 Ways The GOP Is ‘Celebrating’ The Roe v. Wade Anniversary

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Forty-one years after the Supreme Court nationally legalized abortion in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, a woman’s right to choose is as hotly contested as ever.

In fact, Republicans are prepared to make abortion rights a central issue in the 2014 congressional elections. Rather than downplay the subject, Republican strategists are urging candidates to be outspoken about their pro-life stance during campaigns.

The Republican National Committee is spearheading this renewed emphasis on social issues, with a “Resolution on Republican Pro-Life Strategy” that reads:

The Republican National Committee urges all Republican pro-life candidates, consultants, and other national Republican Political Action Committees to reject a strategy of silence on the abortion issue when candidates are attacked with ‘war on women’ rhetoric.

Ellen Barrosse, an RNC committeewoman, defended the resolution, claiming recent candidates like Virginia gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli and presidential nominee Mitt Romney suffered after being attacked by their Democratic opponents for waging a “war on women.”

“Not responding has not worked well for us. It’s a conversation the party has to have,” Barrosse told CNN.

Here are five ways Republicans are ending their “silence” on their anti-choice position.

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  • Dominick Vila

    The time to send the GOP leadership a Thank You note is now.

    • elw

      Too funny. Maybe we should hold off until after the election. I live in fear they will suddenly get smart.

  • terry b

    Stupidity runs rampant in the GOP. Yet it is attractive to those who do not seem to have much of an education to be able to recognize it when they see it.

  • latebloomingrandma

    There is so much hate and ugliness surrounding this issue. I don’t know how it will ever be resolved if the 2 sides cannot find some way to talk to each other without yelling. And politicians? How many have changed their stance over the years, strictly for political reasons–Reagan, Bush 41, Romney. Does anyone really think that The Donald is pro-life?? Trotting this issue out seems to be motivated to prove some type of self righteousness rather than any actual in- depth understanding of the reasons behind why a woman may seek an abortion. Did anyone ever ask? Do they honestly think abortions will stop by making it illegal? Why is there a simultaneous reduction in family planning and social services to help women with small children and with little money and resources? It’s wonderful to be pro-life if you consider the actual meaning of the word. If you are just anti-abortion, you are not part of the solution, but a BIG part of the problem.

    • leadvillexp

      Hear-Hear. You are correct. People will do what they need to do. I am an Agnostic,while I would like to see every baby wanted, it ain’t gonna happen. Let’s not punish people that don’t want or can’t be parents. Leave god out of it. We all answer to our own deities. It is time for everyone to shut up and decide for themselves what they need, not what everyone else needs. Please, don’t save me.

  • Kurt CPI

    If this is indeed the GOP strategy, it reinforces their disconnect with society as a whole. I won’t argue for or against abortion for anyone – that’s a purely personal matter. I do get that religious people, to whom abortion represents murder, object to funding it. But it has been pointed out that public funds are not permitted to be used in most venues.
    The Oregon petitioner’s argument that suggests a state-funded abortion will somehow be more of a tax burden than state-funded child rearing is just ludicrous – does this guy really think people are that stupid? This is like trying to hide an elephant behind a tree. Dude, really, we see the elephant – you’re not fooling anyone.
    It will be interesting to see what movement replaces the GOP of today when it finally dissolves into total obscurity.

  • jointerjohn

    This is one issue where only a minority of the population agrees with them, but it is a minority that will vote faithfully anti-abortion even while their anti-abortion candidates are wrong on everything else. Sort of like a shield, it allows the republican party to sweep up maybe 20% of the voters and never have to think about them or address issues with them again. Saying it stronger will not increase that percentage. Since they are so fond of claiming to be for liberty and personal freedom lets hit them with that glaring inconsistency. They accuse progressives of being in favor of a “nanny state”, lets turn that one around on them. A great number of their voters are not bright, and those cannot be won by smart policy, but dummies are easy to confuse. We liberals continue year after year to make our case as if we are speaking to educated rational adults. The educated rational adults already vote for our candidates, its the others we have to get so confused and conflicted they don’t know what to do.

    • latebloomingrandma

      The rigid anti-abortion people I know are one issue voters. They also practice six degrees of separation—all of the ills of the country in 6 or fewer easy steps can be placed at the feet of abortion.

      • highpckts

        My daughters father-in-law blames ALL our problems on Roe/Wade!!!

  • Dave Quick

    The real facts is that once born, the GOP / tea baggers do not have any suitable solution for the care and upbringing of those surviving.
    Many abortions are done because of the fetus is defective. Once born, the infant may live a life of hell and cause its family to be enslaved to medical expenses for the rest of the infants life.

  • tdm3624

    Conservative states try everything they can to limit an individual’s choice whether or not to have an abortion. Liberal states try everything they can to limit an individual’s choice on what firearms to own/operate. Both on the surface seem to be motivated by a desire to limit what they see as needless lives lost.

  • howa4x

    Some governors like Christie made themselves appear like moderates then defunded planned parenthood. This issue will not play well in populated states like Calif, and NY, or any state where women have a right to choose. The GOP always makes a blunder by linking abortion restrictions to banning contraception. Some people may actually think banning abortion after say 4 months is ok but come off the sidelines in the contraception debate. Most in this country outside of the bible belt don’t want to be ruled by a theocracy like they have in Iran that controls sexual behavior. Another issue hurting the GOP is one court after another ruling on gay marriage saying a prohibition is unconstitutional. If the supreme court does anything to dilute Roe Wade they will insure a democratic president.

  • Pamby50

    I wouldn’t write off the GOP yet. They keep doing & saying stupid stuff and yet they are still around. That they are trotting out the women of their party to get things started is insane. Abortion should be a private matter between a woman & her doctor. We don’t know the reason & therefore should not be judging. They keep forgetting the Hastert rule that says no public funding for abortions with the exception of rape & incest. Yet they keep finding these neanderthals.

    • MasterWes

      Like Forrest said – Stupid is as Stupid does. As long as stupid people, self righteous people,uneducated people, and prejudiced people continue to vote without using a brain, then the Republican party will continue. What I really want to know from the Bible thumping zealots is this: If they consider it a crime to tell God He is wrong by using abortion, then why is it not a sin whwen men tell Him He was wrong to take theem out of the gene pool and correct God’s mistake with insurance-covered Viagra?

  • Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex

    TOPEKA, KS—Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday the grand opening of its long-planned $8 billion Abortionplex, a sprawling abortion facility that will allow the organization to terminate unborn lives with an efficiency never before thought possible.

    During a press conference, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told reporters that the new state-of-the-art fetus-killing facility located in the nation’s heartland offers quick, easy, in-and-out abortions to all women, and represents a bold reinvention of the group’s long-standing mission and values.

    “Although we’ve traditionally dedicated 97 percent of our resources to other important services such as contraception distribution, cancer screening, and STD testing, this new complex allows us to devote our full attention to what has always been our true passion: abortion,” said Richards, standing under a banner emblazoned with Planned Parenthood’s new slogan, “No Life Is Sacred.” “And since Congress voted to retain our federal funding, it’s going to be that much easier for us to maximize the number of tiny, beating hearts we stop every day.”

    “The Abortionplex’s high-tech machinery is capable of terminating one pregnancy every three seconds,” Richards added. “That’s almost a million abortions every month. We’re so thrilled!”

    The 900,000-square-foot facility has more than 2,000 rooms dedicated to the abortion procedure. The abundance of surgical space, Richards said, will ensure that women visiting the facility can be quickly fitted into stirrups without pausing to second-guess their decision or consider alternatives such as adoption. Hundreds of on-site counselors are also available to meet with clients free of charge and go over the many ways that carrying a child to term will burden them and very likely ruin their lives.

    The remaining space is dedicated to amenities such as coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater—features intended not only to help clients relax, but to foster a sense of community and make abortion more of a social event.

    “We really want abortion to become a regular part of women’s lives, especially younger women who have enough fertile years ahead of them to potentially have dozens of abortions,” said Richards, adding that the Abortionplex would provide shuttle service to and from most residences, schools, and shopping malls in the region. “Our hope is for this facility to become a regular destination where a woman in her second trimester can whoop it up at karaoke and then kick back while we vacuum out the contents of her uterus.”

    “All women should feel like they have a home at the Abortionplex,” Richards continued. “Whether she’s a high school junior who doesn’t want to go to prom pregnant, a go-getter professional who can’t be bothered with the time commitment of raising a child, or a prostitute who knows getting an abortion is the easiest form of birth control—all are welcome.”

    Nineteen-year-old Marcy Kolrath, one of the Abortionplex’s first clients, told reporters that despite her initial hesitancy, she was quickly put at ease by staff members who reassured her that she could have abortions over and over for the next decade before finally committing to motherhood. Kolrath also said she was “wowed” by the facility’s many attractions.

    “I was kind of on the fence in the beginning,” she said. “But after a couple of margaritas and a ride down the lazy river they’ve got circling the place, I got caught up in the vibe. By the time it was over, I almost wished I could’ve aborted twins and gotten to stay a little longer.”

    “I told my boyfriend we had to have sex again that very night,” Kolrath added. “I really want to come back over Labor Day.”

    • MasterWes

      Beautiful piece of sarcastic creativity. Send it to a Republican researcher, and I can guarantee you will find it in the next set of political messages as well as half the Southern Baptist pulpits in the country!!

  • Nice place!