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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Texas Pol Says Santa Fe Massacre Caused By Abortion Rights

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

 

The massacre at Santa Fe High School in Texas this week was the 22nd school shooting this year alone. But rather than address the proliferation of guns, Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants to blame abortion.

On Sunday’s “This Week,” Patrick initially blamed the shooting on a surplus of entrance and exit doors in the school.

And when host George Stephanopoulos asked him about the disturbing fact that “more students (have been) killed by gun violence in schools than active duty military deaths in 2018,” Patrick’s response was absurd, if all too predictable.

“George, should we be surprised in this nation?” he asked.…

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I Don’t Think Abortion Is Murder, And Neither Do You

At the heart of the pro-life movement is a basic premise: Abortion is murder. An Idaho state senator, however, got unusual attention in February when he voiced that sentiment that to a group of students lobbying for birth control measures.

Conservative writer Kevin Williamson was recently hired by The Atlantic magazine — and promptly fired over old tweets in which he referred to the procedure as a “homicide” that should be treated “like any other homicide.” He added that those who support capital punishment (which he doesn’t) should favor the death penalty for women who get abortions.

The view that terminating a pregnancy amounts to baby-killing is standard among anti-abortion activists, but it has currency beyond them.…

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#EndorseThis: Planned Parenthood Boss Says Trump Worst POTUS For Women’s Issues Ever

Donald Trump has done plenty to offend women before and after taking the Oval Office. From his outdated “bro code” attitude, to the abuse of female reporters, and the dark whispers of rape and brutality, The Donald has allowed his worldview to seep into the governance of social programs like Planned Parenthood. But it gets worse – he’s not the only Trump in the White House.

In today’s clip, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood describes her heartbreaking final year directing the women’s health organization. Richards outs Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for what was essentially a bribe-attempt in January of 2017.…

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