War on Women?
Two for Thought
By John Fuller
As the 2012 presidential campaign reaches full frenzy, the Democrats have decided that an effective campaign tactic is to accuse the Republicans of conducting a “war on women” when Republicans resist governmental trampling of religious values. Republicans are condemned for being “extreme” for voicing moral values that reflect time-honored Christian views.
Ever since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, a majority of Americans have been uncomfortable with the liberal view that a woman can kill a baby in the womb at her discretion. And people of conscience are increasingly concerned when they are informed that more than 50 million babies have been killed since that time.
The reality is that President Barack Obama is an extremist on abortion: he has never supported any meaningful restriction on it and never will.
His view is infanticide. And America’s continued use of unlimited abortion as a method of contraception is genocide.
By Joe Carbonari
Current “undecided” women will likely determine this year’s presidential election. Both parties are courting them. Younger, single women tend to lean Democratic; older, married women tend to lean Republican.
The war is more “for” than “against,” unless you feel that the policies of one party or the other work “for” or “against” a given group.
Many do feel that outlawing the right to abortion, even in the case of rape, incest, or threat to the mother’s life, is against women’s, and society’s best interests.
As a man, I am a step away from both a woman’s direct experience and God’s feelings on the matter. There is a range of circumstance and interpretation regarding both which I feel removes any hope of certainty.
I find that humbling. It leads me to feel that, at least until “viability,” it should be more a personal than a societal matter.
I ask those who feel more certain to be considerate of those who are less so, or who disagree. Please keep your concept of Hell, and who belongs there, under control.
You, and I, may both be wrong. By all means, speak up when appropriate, but please expect and respect the occasional rejoinder. More compassion with less compulsion, please.
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