Thursday, October 16, 2008

That's Debatable

One last(?) political blog before I post more pictures from Connecticut. Previously I said I had good reasons to be an Obama/Biden supporter. The reasons have not changed nor have I waivered. In fact, I've been pushed further left by Righties. Well meaning friends, attempting to sway me, have appalled me with prejudice and misinformation. But I only want to expound on one issue. Abortion. That was the one issue that made me uncomfortable with Barack Obama. Turns out all I was uncomfortable with was the Christian propaganda (lies) on the issue.

Abortion is a terrible thing. No one would deny that a woman considering abortion is in a difficult place. Physically, emotionally, spiritually and probably financially, she's in an incredibly difficult place. There are literally two lives hanging in the balance when a woman finds herself in a crisis pregnancy. I am pro life, and I care every bit about the mother's life as I do the innocent baby's life.

For all of my adult years I've cast my votes based on the single issue of abortion. For all that time the number of abortions has not diminished. 3 1/2 decades of Pro-Life office holders haven't helped to save the lives of babies. They had their chance and they didn't succeed. I'm voting for change for the sake of our economy, health care, tax relief, and education, and for the sake of our country, for the sake of middle class people, and yes, for the sake of little babies who might get a chance at life if their moms are given opportunity to step back, think, and make a good choice.

Speaking of health care -- please read this from Whymommy's Blog.


Anonymous said...

Good luck! I hope you are right.

Actually abortion rates have declined gradually to their lowest levels in 30 years.

When you look at countries that have abortion on demand the opposite is true.

I love you, Bets. You know I do. But I am not sure that a shift to a marxist european-type ideology is going to give you the change you are seeking -- in any of those areas.

I guess we all will find out soon enough.



Anonymous said...

Well said, Betsy!! It's just too bad that so many well-meaning Christians are buying into the lies that are being propagated by the Religious Right.

While abortion IS a terrible thing, morality cannot be legislated. These holy rollers who vote on this issue alone need to find a way to reduce abortions by showing compassion and HELPING people. The Republicans haven't been doing that for women in crisis pregnancies nor for the "widows and orphans." It's too bad that the GOP is so good at manipulating the faithful for their own political gain.

Hey did you hear Obama's really a secret Muslim? That "In God We Trust" is not on the new dollar coins? Lies...all to sway the vote.