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© Robert Sommers 2018

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Give them an inch...

Those priggish moralizers who feel that they must make other people's most personal decisions for them (because they are obviously theologically if not emotionally or spiritually incapable) are back at it.

Yesterday Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) made it a criminal act to abort a downs syndrome child. He intends to put the doctor in jail for the fourth degree felony, not the mother. Who was obviously coerced by her evil doctor.
“Ohio has given unborn children with Down syndrome and their families an early Christmas present and created a safe haven from lethal discrimination,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.
Just who is doing the discriminating here, Marjorie? The mother? I believe that it is in fact her call. Gov. Kasich has signed a number of bills limiting access to abortion in recent years. Most recently, he signed into law a limit on abortions after 20 weeks gestation. With the Zika virus becoming more prevalent I could see this law coming into serious play. I hope that it gets successfully challenged.

American women choose to terminate pregnancies 50% to 85% of the time after receiving a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome, according to a study published in 2012 in the medical journal Prenatal Diagnosis. Not in Ohio, you will raise that developmentally disabled baby because there may not be enough doctors willing to go to jail for you. And you will care for that child until they reach the grave. Or you do.

They never stop chipping away at Roe v. Wade, do they? Because women are simply incapable of making their own decisions.

Trump's Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Scott Lloyd recently denied an immigrant girl who had been raped an abortion with the justification that rape does not justify “violence against an innocent human life.” Is this his call to make? Is it legal for these people to put up so many impediments to a woman's right to choose?
″We are being asked to participate in killing a human being in our care,” he wrote. “I cannot direct the program to proceed in this manner. We cannot be a place of refuge while we are at the same time a place of violence. We have to choose, and we ought to choose protect life rather than to destroy it.”
Very lofty sermon but I don't think it is any of his business. It happens to be legal, asshole. Neither did the U.S. District Judge who ultimately allowed the procedure to take place.

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Mitch McConnell - James Ferguson
Senator Mitch McConnell recently stated that 2017 was very partisan and that he hopes that 2018 will be less so. Both McConnell and Paul Ryan were of course on record as preferring to ram the ACA repeal and tax cuts down the chute without any Democratic involvement whatsoever.

The public has had it with Trump, he has the worst poll numbers ever recorded at this juncture of a presidency. Methinks Mitch senses something very bad to happen in the 2018 mid terms and he wants to share some blame with the dems, if not get square with the citizens who are incredibly tired of his act.

Now that he has rammed the important stuff down the American public's gullet he thinks he can play nice and start engaging across the aisle with the leftovers. Good luck with that, Mitch.

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77 per cent of Trump voters believe he should remain in office even if the Russia collusion claims are proven true. Public Policy Polling

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