August 22, 2008

McCain Condemns Contraception “Holocaust”

John McCain continues to bumble his way through the campaign like Mr. McGoo. The scary thing is he has a good chance of stealing the election if the media continues to propagandize for him. Now for the science lesson of today, courtesy of Jon Ponder @ Pensito Review:
Q: Does a zygote have a brain? A: NO!
Pensito Review: Politics and Media
McCain Declares Zygotes Are Entitled to Full Human Rights
Jon Ponder | Aug. 21, 2008It has largely been glossed over in the reporting on John McCain’s alleged cheating at the Saddleback megachurch forum on Saturday, but he scored big points that night with Christian nationalists when he awarded full human rights to pre-embryonic fertilized cell masses:

WARREN: Let’s deal with abortion. I, as a pastor, have to deal with this all the time, every different angle, every different pain, all of the decisions and all of that. Forty million abortions since Roe v. Wade. Some people, people who believe that life begins at conception, believe that’s a holocaust for many people. What point is a baby entitled to human rights?
MCCAIN: At the moment of conception. (APPLAUSE). I have a 25- year pro-life record in the Congress, in the Senate. And as president of the United States, I will be a pro-life president. And this presidency will have pro-life policies. That’s my commitment. That’s my commitment to you.

[...] Because cell masses have no nervous systems, it will be very difficult for Pres. McCain to ensure that most of their human rights are not violated:
Examples of rights and freedoms which are often thought of as human rights include civil and political rights, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of expression, and equality before the law; and social, cultural and economic rights, including the right to participate in culture, the right to food, the right to work, and the right to education.
(It’s also unclear what his stand would be on torturing zygotes, since he has voted to allow the torture of post-embryonic humans.)
[...] What never ceases to flummox me about this issue is that the same extremists who loathe the government are the ones who are demanding laws that would force American citizens to cede control of their reproductive systems to … the government. It is telling that they only advocate women giving up control of their reproductive functions, which brings to mind the quote from the lawyer and civil rights activist Florynce Kennedy that “if men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.” [my bold]
It goes without saying that what make McCain’s pandering to the extremists in his base dangerous is that if he is elected — which is at least a 50-50 proposition today — he will appoint rightwing activist Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade.
Anyone who believes that individuals are better than government bureaucrats at making these sorts of personal decisions should take that into account when they decide whom to vote for in November.
Write on! Go here for video & entire article:
Florynce Kennedy would beat McCain's ass in a New York minute. RIP, dear sister.

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