Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Hypocrisy of The Pro-Life Movement

As the House gets ready to try to override the president's veto of S-CHIP bill on Thursday, the pro-life has been exposed for the frauds they are. The Hill newspaper reports that a group of ten pro-life House Democrats sent a letter, lashing out at the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) for not backing the S-CHIP bill.

As Democratic pro-life members of Congress, we were disappointed and dismayed when the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) announced in July that it was actively opposing the House-passed reauthorization of [S-CHIP],” the letter says.[Link]

In response, the NRLC's legislative director Douglas Johnson said, “There’s nothing there [in the S-CHIP bill] for us to really grab onto."[Link]

There has always been a morbid fascination within the pro-life movement that focused on the fetus. Their position regarding S-CHIP has shown this to be true. So long as you're a fetus, we are concerned about you, but once you come out of the womb you are on your own. I guess that is what you call a hypocrite.

UPDATE:

I was sent an e-mail this morning from a pro-life reader telling me Feminists for Life are supporting the S-CHIP bill.[Link] Maybe not all pro-filers are hypocrites, just the vast majority of them

1 comment:

Still Proud Dem said...

Not being a anti-choice supporter, I might be biased here, but...

I would think when you tell people children are gifts from God at conception and we should treasure them, then that after conception you would not continue to fight for their rights. It should not matter the parent income, but children should be in school and not looking for employment to cover health insurance.

Children deserve a chance at school, healthcare, housing, food and the other basic needs.