Do evangelical voters today know that most evangelical leaders in the 1970s were pro-choice? Why is abortion a Republican litmus test? Because it is a fundraising gift that keeps on giving to the greedy preachers who scam evangelicals.
If abortion were re-criminalized there would be no fewer abortions– just more dead women. Republicans know this, so does Trump. That’s no problem for them because the Republicans are okay with mocking, disbelieving and intimidating women.
If evangelicals wanted to stop abortion they’d back Medicare for all. All studies prove healthcare and a good social safety net-not laws-are the only way to stop abortions. Evangelicals love abortion as a great fundraiser to stoke fake outrage with. Evangelicals are pro-death.
The abortion “issue” is the evangelical’s only excuse for aborting our entire democracy by backing a fascist thug who has of course (do the math!) paid for many abortions for the countless women he’s assaulted, courted, committed adultery with paid off and and demeaned.
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Frank you are 100% correct that abortion is a phony issue used by religious leaders to exploit their self-righteous sheep. If these folks were really pro-life they would consider the following evidence:
“Abortion in the Netherlands
In the Netherlands, abortion is freely available on demand. Yet the Netherlands boasts the lowest abortion rate in the world, and the complication and death rates for abortion are minuscule. How do they do it? First of all, contraception is widely available and free — it’s covered by the national health insurance plan. Holland also carries out extensive public education on contraception, family planning, and sexuality. Of course, some people say that teaching kids about sex and contraception will only encourage them to have lots of sex. But Dutch teenagers tend to have less frequent sex, starting at an older age, than American teenagers, and the Dutch teenage pregnancy rate is 6 times lower than in the U.S. https://www.pbs.org/newshou…”
We all know that abstinence-only training has had its chance, and has failed big time. Teen pregnancy rates are roughly proportional to the local religiosity, meaning more pregnancy where Christianity is strongest (Guttmacher Institute). “Among the 21 countries with complete statistics, the pregnancy rate among 15- to 19-year olds was the highest in the United States (57 pregnancies per 1,000 females) and the lowest rate was in Switzerland (8).”
How rich is America?
America is so rich that she has 1000 plus military bases throughout the world and has conducted her longest war in that Republics history and nobody even knows or cares based upon how our Veterans are treated.
tRump? Chump change in the very big picture of things Frank.
Our nation is so rich and powerful that her young warriors will join on any call for any action as it must be right? How long can this go on? Forever in my estimation just like Rome….
Many say collapse is imminent as I agree of our dear Republican party
will it be this election?
what about the next?
they are doomed….
just an opinion
One more comment for our dearest Frank,
You did underestimate that father of yours as he was just like our Paul chained to a roman guard and his life was love demonstrated.
“How should we then live”
That is pure theology and pure thought demonstrated where I attend church….
Your father if he were here would be proud of his son…..
However, you created the vitriol and your father let you and you are responsible for me and a movement.
I have those two foundational religeous right books sitting upon my coffee table right now and saying how could I be so stupid?
The less educaton one has the more one fears
the more education fear is allowed yet love allowed to overcome
the gospel I see
Abortion is a fake issue because it’s all about who gets the moral high ground.
If I’m against abortion then I’m better than everybody else because I say so. I get to call you a baby killer. Everything you say after that is invalid because you’re a baby killer.
I’m a killer of conversation. I’m not interested in winning you over, only silencing your voice. And you’re vote. If I were serious about ending the legal right kill babies, I will also be against the very idea of war, because war is not healthy for children and other living things. That is a moral position I will not take because I don’t have to because you’re a lbaby killer. I don’t have to be against capital punishment, I don’t have to be against the huge military asset that America has that terrorizes the rest of the world, I don’t have to be against the military arming of the police force and the legal arming of the police force to be unaccountable against the taxpayers who fund it. I don’t have to be against the legal control of guns in this country because you’re a baby killer. I’m against you. I don’t want this to be a moral country, I just want you to not be the person who says what’s moral and what isn’t . Only I get to have that, because I’m against abortion and you’re a baby killer.