Texas Governor Rick Perry has been taking a lot of heat from both the Right and the Left. Although many on the Left complain about many things Perry advocates, one of their biggest annoyances is he is Pro Life:
Against the backdrop of three wars and economic turmoil, it may seem quaint to focus on a presidential candidate’s stances on abortion. But Perry’s record on the issue is not just fodder for another round of battles in America’s culture war—it’s a genuinely troubling indication of his skewed priorities and distorted judgment.
The Pro Choice crowd is upset that before a woman in Texas can have an abortion she must see the image of the fetus on a sonogram. This fact angers Liberals to no end:
Flanked on both sides by gray-haired men in cowboy hats, Perry’s underscored just how little he thought of a woman’s right to choose: “Only when someone has access to all the facts, has a deep understanding of what’s at stake, can you make the right decision, and like many in the room today, I believe the right choice is life,” he declared.
I love the phrase “a woman’s right to choose.” The logical word which follows this statement is never uttered: abortion.
It sounds like a woman is choosing a tree for their living room or picking out a new pair of pants from a department store.
You’re choosing to end a life.
Let’s call it what it is, okay?
I’m not Pro Life I’m Pro You’ll Have to Live with Your Decisions and I would be the last person to tell someone don’t get an abortion.
But why is it so horrible for a woman, before her fetus is aborted, to see an image of it on a monitor?
Could it be Liberals are afraid her conscious will get the better of her? Perhaps she’ll have second thoughts? It’s like it all needs to be swept under the rug.
Is re-considering a major decision such a terrible idea?
There are, on average, about 1.37 million abortions per year in the United States.
Liberals call any limit placed on abortions “Anti Choice”:
Since becoming governor in 2000, Perry has not hesitated to push multiple anti-choice bills through an eager state legislature, making the record of his predecessor, George Bush, pale in comparison. One law signed by Perry required parental consent for abortions performed on minors unless they get a judicial waiver as victims of rape or incest; another requires counseling followed by a 24 hour waiting period in order to get an abortion; most recent was the onerous “emergency” law requiring a sonogram.
If someone is 18 let them do as they please but, under this age, they are minors. If they can’t join the Army, get married, or have elective surgery without parental consent why should they be allowed to get an abortion on their own?
I understand the arguments… the girl’s parents will punish her or shame her into not getting an abortion. As terrible as the strain that might be put on that relationship is, you’re a minor deal with it. There are consequences to actions.
If someone is really certain they want an abortion how would seeing an image of the fetus really change their mind? If, to them, it is simply a collection of cells, then where is the harm?
I think, deep down inside, Liberals are afraid that some women might, you know, get the feeling that what they are doing is wrong because, for them, it’s a “choice” not a child.
As long as Rick Perry doesn’t try to make abortions illegal, I’m fine with it.