Skip to comments.Some Recent Action on the Abortion Front [semi-satire]
Posted on 09/11/2023 11:49:08 AM PDT by John Semmens
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) announced he is terminating the contract the state has had for 30 years with Real Alternatives, a nonprofit that supports pro-life counseling centers "because it doesn't represent our Party's values. In a world that is already overpopulated the last thing we need to do is support women who don't want to abort their babies."
In Ohio, Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights (OURR) is suing the Ohio Ballot Board for approving ballot language to "Issue 1" that says "if the amendment passes it would always allow an unborn child to be aborted at any stage of pregnancy, regardless of viability if, in the treating physician's determination, the abortion is necessary to protect the pregnant woman's life or health." OURR spokesperson Constance Slaughter said "the use of the phrase 'unborn child' will make more voters reluctant to vote 'yes.' We think using the phrase 'extracting the fetus' makes the procedure sound more like the simple medical treatment it really is."
Tom McClusky, Director of Government Affairs for CatholicVote countered OURR's objection by pointing out that "the truth of the matter is that science, as well as a majority of society and major religions, recognize that a pregnant woman is carrying an unborn child. To say anything else would be false advertising."
In Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis (D) was roundly criticized by members of his own Party for saying "Democrats don't believe that abortion is good. We believe it's bad. It should be safe, legal, and rare." State Rep. Lisa Cutter (D-Jefferson County) called Polis' remarks "deeply troubling. While former President Clinton originally coined the 'safe, legal, and rare' phrase it is no longer consistent with our position on the issue. Abortion is a necessary tool in the battle against overpopulation. Morality shouldn't be allowed to discourage women from having one."
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