Abortion

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by Gary Spina

In the past – as early as 2005 — Hillary Clinton addressed the abortion issue by stating that it was her long-held belief that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare” – and that only the “potential for life” begins at conception.

It would seem Hillary Clinton shares that conviction with most liberals, many of whom bitterly resent her reference to “rare” which they claim makes a distinction between good abortions and bad abortions. Hillary has distinguished herself as Bill Clinton’s wife, as a Senator from New York, and as Secretary of State in the Obama administration. Now she is widely considered the top Democratic candidate for President of the United States in the 2016 Election. Hillary Clinton was not aborted in 1947.

Last March, 2014, Hillary Clinton spoke before the United Nations for their International Women’s Day. She told her audience, “There is one lesson from the past, in particular, that we cannot afford to ignore: You cannot make progress on gender equality or broader human development, without safeguarding women’s reproductive health and rights. That is a bedrock truth.”

In 1973, in the Roe v Wade decision, abortion was declared a “right” by the United States Supreme Court and instantly became the law of the land. The majority opinion was written by Associate Justice Harry Blackmun. Harry Blackmun was not aborted in 1908.

Since 1973, over 60 million babies have so inconvenienced their mothers that their little bodies were sucked out of their mother’s wombs by vacuums, their heartbeats stopped forever – except for those who were sucked out alive and had to have scissors shoved into the base of their skulls to dispatch them.

So much for motherhood and the safety and warmth of a mother’s womb.

A few years before his death, I met Justice Blackmun at a talk he was giving in Arlington, Virginia. At the beginning of his remarks he made it clear that he would not in any way discuss Roe v Wade. I wondered then, as I do now, whether Blackmun ever regretted his contribution to the mass infanticide that followed that ruling.

Justice Blackmun lived until his death in Arlington County, Virginia, in 1999. He was a learned man, and I’ve no doubt he can explain to God the efficacy of his decision to end the lives of God’s most vulnerable little ones.

Doctor Benjamin Carson is a world-famous neurosurgeon who may run for president in 2016. Dr. Carson grew up in a single-parent home in a rough section of Detroit, Michigan. He is the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. Benjamin Carson was not aborted in 1951.

Albert Einstein was not aborted in 1879. Mother Teresa was not aborted in 1910. I could go on. You get the picture.

Greg Gutfeld, who was not aborted in 1964, is a host on the Fox News program, “The Five.” I once heard him relate an abortion “joke” that pretty well sums up my point:

“Knock, knock.”

“Who’s there?”

“You’ll never know.”