Saturday, April 12, 2008

My new blog project:

point out at least one bad thing about McCain every time I blog.

First up, John McCain on Human Dignity & The Sanctity of Life:

Overturning Roe v. Wade

John McCain believes Roe v. Wade is a flawed decision that must be overturned, and as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench. Constitutional balance would be restored by the reversal of Roe v. Wade, returning the abortion question to the individual states. The difficult issue of abortion should not be decided by judicial fiat.

However, the reversal of Roe v. Wade represents only one step in the long path toward ending abortion. Once the question is returned to the states, the fight for life will be one of courage and compassion - the courage of a pregnant mother to bring her child into the world and the compassion of civil society to meet her needs and those of her newborn baby. The pro-life movement has done tremendous work in building and reinforcing the infrastructure of civil society by strengthening faith-based, community, and neighborhood organizations that provide critical services to pregnant mothers in need. This work must continue and government must find new ways to empower and strengthen these armies of compassion. These important groups can help build the consensus necessary to end abortion at the state level. As John McCain has publicly noted, "At its core, abortion is a human tragedy. To effect meaningful change, we must engage the debate at a human level."

6 comments:

Michael said...

John McCain: We need more cannon fodder.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Senator McCain is proving a lot of ammo, like his crude and tasteless Chelsea Clinton joke.

Frederick said...

...as president he will nominate judges who understand that courts should not be in the business of legislating from the bench.

...except when it comes to the rights of a Woman over her own body.

hipparchia said...

yep, frederick, funny how that works.

except that the scary thing is, these people really do believe that her body, and her children, are really the property of men. women and children aren't really fully human. i'd wager that a fair number of these folks would also like for blacks to go back to being 3/5 of a person too.

hipparchia said...

urk. i'd forgotten that one, nick. evidently, we were meant to forget it too.

hipparchia said...

women are having abortions at the rate of just under 1,000,000/year. so, it would take us a generation to get up to speed, but what the heck, we're going to be in iraq for 100 years.

it's [hideously] logical. if you're going to occupy a country of 26,000,000 you really do need to count on 1,000,000 new soldiers [500,000 if we're going to be sexist].