Republicans and Abortion

It seems these days that republicans, in general, don’t much like facts, but prefer right-wing rhetoric. Roe v Wade shouldn’t be the major issue on the docket for the 2020 election, but for a large portion of the republicans, it seems to be the only issue. But, they have their facts all wrong, so our friend Xena has done her homework and sets the record straight for us all. Thank you, Xena!

We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

I’ve never been one to vote based on issues that are not relevant to my life or the betterment of this country, such as climate change.  For at least two decades, I’ve personally heard Republicans say they were voting for a politician because they are anti-abortion and/or anti-gay rights.  I always asked if they planned to have an abortion and if they are gay?  To that, they wanted to quote from the Bible, in which I had to remind them that the United States does not have a theocratic government.

Frankly, I’m tired of hearing Republicans say that they don’t understand how Christians can be Democrat when Democrats  made abortion legal in the United States.  That is simply not true.  At the time of Roe v. Wade, six (6) of the Justices on the Supreme Court were appointed by Republican presidents.

Voting because of wanting laws that control the lives…

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5 thoughts on “Republicans and Abortion

  1. Jill, thanks for the correct rendering of history. I was telling my very religious sister, I personally would not advocate for an abortion, but I support the right for a woman to choose what to do with her own body. Limitations have been added to this right, but the fettered right still should remain. If a future SCOTUS takes that right away, then the market for birth control and Plan B will explode. And, sadly back alley clinics will crop up. Keith

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    • I was surprised by some of this, as well. I don’t think I would have an abortion, but … I can see certain circumstances under which I would. Bottom line, I don’t wish to be told what I can and can’t do with my own body. If women are banned from having abortions, then fine … force every male to have a vasectomy! Not much difference there . Yes, ‘coat hanger’ abortions will return, as will the back alley clinics. And the demand for birth control will explode, but those same evangelicals that claim to abhor abortion also are against birth control. Seems to me, they are just against women’s rights, period.

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