Time Magazine’s Nancy Gibbs writes Understanding America’s Shift on Abortion today, attempting to explain to Americans why they are not really Pro-Life.
Do these people really get paid for this crap?!
“At either extreme, slightly more people now believe abortion should be illegal under all circumstances (23%) than legal under all circumstances (22%).
So what’s changed? Gallup attributes the new numbers to Republicans purifying their views: 70% now call themselves pro-life, up 10 points in a year. But that’s to be expected; when fewer people call themselves Republican, the party condenses into a pool of true believers.”
In other words, the purification of the Republican Party increases the percentage of pro-life individuals within the party, and that somehow translates to a 100% increase in strict pro-lifers (those who think abortion should be illegal in all circumstances) across the board since the mid 90′s.
Come on, Nancy. We’re not that stupid.
Her “analysis” assumes that the people leaving the Republican Party are more Pro-choice than those remaining. But my gut tells me (yes, that is entirely unscientific, so sue me) more people are leaving the Republican Party because it has shifted farther to the Left and, among other compaints I have heard, taken a more Pro-choice position.
Thanks for the “explanation,” Ms. Gibbs. I think I’ll stick with the facts.
There is a great article by George Neumayr in the American Spectator. He points out that Obama is spending much more time and energy defending the indefensible in favor of the inalienable. Where terrorists get his comfort, his aid, and his sympathy, unborn children are relegated to another form of torture and Obama is OK with that because it’s for the greater good.
“Imagine that you are creating a fabric of human destiny with the object of making men happy in the end, giving them peace and rest at last, but that it was essential and inevitable to torture to death only one tiny creature — that baby beating its breast with its fist, for instance — and to found that edifice on its unavenged tears, would you consent to be the architect on those conditions? Tell me, and tell the truth.”
Enjoy the read.