Republicans have included in their platform this year the most restrictive stance on abortion ever, prohibiting it in all cases including rape, incest, and health of the mother. It is a bit odd as Mitt Romney’s Campaign came out in support of abortion in those instances, even as his running mate opposes them. I guess consistency was never part of the Republican Party.
But what will this progress to? Will the GOP keep getting more and more radical? Let’s see the GOP Platform in 2032:
We believe that all life is created by God and therefore sacred. Life begins 16 weeks before the mother is born, as that is the earliest eggs are developed in the ovaries. Therefore all abortions, regardless of circumstance is prohibited. Any woman and the person who performed the procedure should be put to death for the murder of an innocent life.
A woman shall remain in the home and be solely devoted to her family and subservient to her husband. As the Bibles says in I Corinthians 11:3,”But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”
The only purpose of a woman is to give birth, as it was ordained in the book of Genesis. Women, after entering into the sacred institution of marriage, must be pregnant at all times, except for two weeks after giving birth. We need future soldiers for our inevitable war against China.
Down here in Virginia, you can get this license plate for your car. It costs $25. $15 goes to Heartbeat International, Inc., a Christian pregnancy center. It has been chewed out by NARAL Pro-Choice America for it’s techniques used to sway women from having an abortion. And yet there is no plate to support Planned Parenthood*.
*Note: There is a Pro-Planned Parenthood Plate in Virginia. I was not aware at the time of my original posting. You can find it here.
Making the rounds in the news and on Facebook is the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It is a well known non-profit organization dedicated to fighting and finding a cure for breast cancer. Until recently, the foundation has been a large contributor to Planned Parenthood, the largest family planning service in the country. The money given was used to pay for breast exams for those who could not afford them.
However, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has since stopped funding Planned Parenthood, causing a backlash among many women and supporters of the family planning service. The foundation claims that it is not playing politics and that their decision was made because Planned Parenthood is currently under investigation (for using federal funds for abortions) and they have a policy against funding organizations that are currently being investigated.
However, it is claimed that they are bowing to pressure from the Right, who hate Planned Parenthood with a bitter passion for performing abortions. Some higher ups in the organization have shown their disapproval of Planned Parenthood and this might be their influence on the organization.
Whether or not the decision is a political one, many low-income women will no longer have access to free exams that could end up saving their lives. Some people are stepping up and giving money to match the lost donations, but it is sad that the Susan G. Komen Foundation came to this decision. They are still working hard to fight breast cancer, but they have unfortunately weakened a great tool designed to meet their goal.
So, what do you think? Is this political or not?