So the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has upheld the ban on what the conservatives call "partial-birth" abortions.
President Bush said "it affirms the progress his administration has made to defend the 'sanctity of life.'"
I am oh-so-more-than-overly-tired of the conservative religious right abusing the word "sanctity" to tailor it however it suits them. I am really supposed to believe that these people believe that life is sacred?
Let's see here:
- We have been in a "war" in Iraq for over four years now. It has become a civil war and an occupation. Today, at least 166 people were killed in Baghdad. I don't see any of the conservative proponents of the "sanctity of life" wringing their hands over it. I believe the term used is "collateral damage" - the almighty US of A is fighting the Good Fight, and ya just gotta accept this kinda shit happening.
- Over 3,300 US military have been killed since the start of this egotistical war. But, that's the 'Merkin way. Ya gotta go show those foreigners who's boss and bang 'em upside the head with Duhmocracy. If only they'd learn to be 'Merkin and Christian, the world wouldn't be in such a goldang mess. So long as they don't actually try to MOVE here, of course.
- A young man with chronicled mental illness plotted and carried out the massacre of 32 people at the Virginia Tech campus two days ago. But God forbid we 'Merkins have to give up our constitutional right to carry a gun so we can blast the hell out of anyone who crosses our path. Instead, we should be ridding our country of "gun free zones" ... if only every student and faculty member at Virginia Tech had been carrying a concealed weapon, they all could have shot the bejeebus outta that Korean idiot before he killed his first innocent victim! And while we're at it - he shouldn'ta been here in the first place! This country is only for flag-waving, Chevy-driving, kick-ass True 'Merkins!! Yee-hah!!!!
As long as it's an American, white, Republican, Christian, heterosexual, not-yet-born life. I believe the phrase this sect is looking for is Sanctity Of Birth. After that - screw 'em. Send 'em off to die in an ego-driven war. Let 'em get mutilated by bullets that Our Dear Constitution Says We Must Have The Right To Own And Fire. As long as we make damn sure they get born in the first place. That's all that matters.
Of course, if they're gay, or mentally impaired, or somehow Imperfect, hell - THAT'S cause for an abortion. But those aren't the kinds of people we want to be 'Merkins anyway, now, is it?
"Sanctity of Life" my ass. Once Every Single One of these yee-hahs starts agreeing to see all existing human life as sacred, and actually worth protecting and respecting in ALL ways, then I might consider their opinion to be relevant. Until then ... uh-uh. I will not wear your blinders.
UPDATE 4/22/07: Here's an interesting post on DailyKos.