Abortion and the GOP’s big Johnson for women

I rarely talk about abortion. The main reason is that being a man I can empathize as much as I’d like with women as to their state of mind during a pregnancy, but I can never understand what a woman goes through emotionally, physically, or spiritually during nine or ten months of pregnancy.

A woman has sole intimacy with what happens with her body twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Just because we make love to our woman and she may bear our children doesn’t give us an easement to her decisions on her health and well being. It’s ironic that we are often accused of being non-communicative during a relationship, but are ready to vehemently voice our opposition to women exercising their liberty to address an event that will have major implications on their futures.

This is why the Republican Party position on abortions is abhorrent. Liberty to the GOP appears to be a fad word that sounds good when squaring off against Democrats, but when it’s time to apply the concept, they apply the concept in a discriminatory fashion.

In addition, the Republican Party has yet to lay out why government should involve itself in an activity that has no bearing on interstate commerce. Republicans have not even made a general welfare argument for its anti-abortion stance.

Will abortions result in the return of the Black Plague? Will a contagion result?

For a further analysis of the irony of the GOP’s stance, check out this piece in The New York Times by Nicholas Kristof.

About Alton Drew

Alton Drew brings a straight forward and insightful brand of political market intelligence. Alton Drew graduated from the Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and political science (1984); a Master of Public Administration (1993); and a Juris Doctor (1999). You can also follow Alton Drew on Twitter @altondrew.
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One Response to Abortion and the GOP’s big Johnson for women

  1. Ken Ciszewski says:

    “This is why the Republican Party position on abortions is abhorrent. Liberty to the GOP appears to be a fad word that sounds good when squaring off against Democrats, but when it’s time to apply the concept, they apply the concept in a discriminatory fashion.”

    I agree. My problem with the so called “pro life” GOP is that before you are born, and if you’re comatose and on the brink of death, they are all for you. In between those times, it’s social darwinsim (despite the fact that they don’t believe in evolution), winner take all, let the devil take the hindmost. Anything else is “socialism”, which to them is as great a sin as abortion.

    They claim they want minimum government, unless it’s about abortion, or corporate welfare for business, or lower taxes for the wealthy.

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