Friday, July 30, 2004

Kerry Says Bible Approves Abortions.

(HA!! I’ve never written a headline like that before. It feels good, dirty, but good.)

This is too easy sometimes. Abortion. Kerry. Here’s his latest interview:

"Stepping gingerly into another social issue, Kerry reiterated that he believes that life begins at conception — and that a woman has the right to choose whether to abort.

"Asked whether he believes abortion is taking a life, Kerry said a fetus is a 'form of life.'

"'The Bible itself — I mean, everything talks about different layers of development. That's what Roe v Wade does. It talks about viability. It's the law of the land.'"

OK, John, so the "Bible itself" approves abortions provided that the point of viability has not been reached. Please give me a reference. Here’s what I have found:

Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.
Luke 1:44 – As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

Let’s leave it at that for the moment. Before a child – a fetus – a form of life – has entered the womb, God knew him as an individual. Inside the womb, the baby – not the fetus or the form of life – leaped for joy.

I fail to find a basis for insinuating that the Bible in any way recognizes different layers of life and thereby approves overtly or tacitly abortion.

Next, Kerry uses the "viability" argument as if it is all that matters. Viability, after all, is "the law of the land."

But making illegal partial birth abortions is also the law of the land. Why doesn’t he support that proposition?

Here is Kerry's position: John Kerry voted repeatedly against the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. He says that a health exception is necessary. Kerry spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter has stated that Kerry would support the ban if it included a "clear exception for life or health of women."

And here is what Congress found when it wrote the Ban - selected from the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003: "(O) For these reasons, Congress finds that partial-birth abortion is never medically indicated to preserve the health of the mother; is in fact unrecognized as a valid abortion procedure by the mainstream medical community; poses additional health risks to the mother; blurs the line between abortion and infanticide in the killing of a partially-born child just inches from birth; and confuses the role of the physician in childbirth and should, therefore, be banned."

So, viability is not the only issue according to John. Problem is that “health” of women includes psychological issues such as depression and anxiety.

In essence, John wants to completely support abortion rights, yet say it doesn’t reflect his personal position – it is, after all, in selected ways, on some issues, the law of the land. And the Bible, well, it says something about it, right?

This man is a toon - a walking, breathing slab of celluloid.

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