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Death Wish!

June 21st, 2013 - 7:00 am

I’m not a big believer in the slippery slope argument. “We can’t let Catholics have the vote or the Pope will rule England! We can’t let gays get married or the family and thus freedom will collapse! We can’t let women have the vote or the nanny state will consume our freedoms…”  Well, maybe that last one. Kidding, kidding.

The thing is, whether there’s a slippery slope or not, you have to do what’s right — give people their freedom and equality before the law — and then deal with the consequences as they come. It’s the only way because we never really know what the effects of our actions will be. So – trust to freedom and deal.

But with abortion, it’s different. Death has a certain, oh, finality about it that makes its consequences more or less foreseeable. To wit, when yer dead yer dead. So, followed to their only rational conclusion, unfettered abortion “rights” are absolutely guaranteed to strip the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from the generation up ahead.

Abortion is a one-sided suicide pact — a bad deal that gives women of the future the ability to end their pregnancies at will in exchange for never being born themselves! Chelsea Clinton doesn’t really wish her great grandparents had had the right to prevent her life from occurring. Why then should she wish non-existence on the Chelseas we don’t yet know?

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I always did think she might not be all that smart - then she brayed out that little gem - removing all doubt.

I wonder if she's even thought through what she said and the implications of that line of thinking.
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Chelsea's comment is right up there with Barack's when he said (prior to the '08 election), that, in the event of an unwanted pregnancy, he wouldn't want his own daughters "punished with a baby". At the time, his girls were about 7 & 9.

Apparently, it's a side effect of prominence to offer your thoughts on anything and everything, no matter how stupid and idiotic those thoughts sound.
43 weeks ago
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The thought processes of the daughter of the smartest woman who ever lived are just too complex for the likes of mere proles.
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I didn't realize her grandmother was black. They're the ones the democrats want to have abortions, right?
42 weeks ago
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Chelsea Clinton's insane comment was directed at a friendly audience. She is just laying groundwork for her own political career. In a few weeks, it will be forgotten. And the MSM will insure that it stays that way. And if some unfortunate Republican pol ever brings up her ignorance, he will be branded as a woman-hater. And who knows? Maybe some NSA employee will discover that the unfortunate Republican had a mistress, or texted some some salacious gossip?
42 weeks ago
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"Chelsea is simply saying that all women ought to have the right to have sex irresponsibly and abort their babies, and that she wishes her great-grandmother could have had that right too."


Yes, but that's not her point, and that's not why she said this.


She's channeling her father. "I feel your pain!" She's claiming "sisterhood" by proxy. She's saying to all women who have been (or who imagine they might have been or someday might be) cruelly denied an abortion,

"Hey, I'm one of you! I too have suffered! This tragedy has struck my family! I understand! I feel your pain! As one of you, I say we must make sure this tragedy never happens again!"

It's all about her claiming credibility.


42 weeks ago
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Right to lifers miss no opportunity...
42 weeks ago
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Kipling must have been addressing you when he wrote:

"As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man---

There are only four things certain since Social Progress began:---

That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her mire,

And the burnt Fool's bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins

When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,

As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,

The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!"

The future belongs to the people who show up for it. If you do not protect the most helpless and vulnerable of us, then eventually post-partum abortion up to age 70 will be equally acceptable. Howard Zinn could not change the copybook headings. 1984 was not intended to be an instruction manual.

42 weeks ago
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I see your mom missed her abortion appointment too.
42 weeks ago
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No. Chelsea Clinton's comments are what one calls low-hanging fruit. The logic of her statement obviously went way over her head. And just think, she attended an elite Ivy League university.
42 weeks ago
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To point out the hypocrisy and illogic of the left? Well, thank you for the compliment.

To be honest, though, I'm sure we do miss a quite few, but it's not for lack of trying.

There are just so many examples to point out, we can't get to all of them!
42 weeks ago
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Only liberal women abort a pregnancy. Riiight.

Wait a minute....wasn't there a Republican Congressman, what was his name again...oh yeah, Scott DesJarlais...doesn't he have a few abortions under his belt?
42 weeks ago
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Unless he's had a sex change from female to male, that seems pretty unlikey, at least if I understand correctly where babies come from.... Or do you mean that he was an abortionist, as opposed to someone who received an abortion?
42 weeks ago
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Abortion is self-correcting in the long-term. It's not like it's the conservatives going out and "unchilding" themselves.
42 weeks ago
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The wages of sin are death. No biological grandchildren for the Clintons.
42 weeks ago
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So you know Chelsea Clinton will never have a child? Are you Gawd or something?
42 weeks ago
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I do lament that Chelsea's grandmother was not aborted, though we'd probably just be looking at a different idiot planning to run in 2016.
42 weeks ago
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You're pro-life, right? Just checkin'.
42 weeks ago
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This is SO OFFENSIVE!!

HOW offensive you ask?

I post chelsee's [sic] quote on huffingtonpoops,,,,but made it look as if it my comment.

It was flagged and removed for being ABUSIVE and violating their "rules" (such as they are!!).
42 weeks ago
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If you don't like Huffington Post, don't go there.
42 weeks ago
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Ironic statement that.
42 weeks ago
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If she wants to have a retroactive abortion, well, OK, it's HER life.. :)
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