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At Core of Health Care Debate is Abortion

In the comments this post by Ace at Ace of Spades HQ (“Obama: Claim that ObamaCare Would Fund Abortions a “Fabrication” and (Wait… for… It…) a “Distraction” — Video Update: It Wasn’t a Distraction When He Made Promises to Planned Parenthood in 2007“), I got on my soapbox and went on a little rant:

“As for abortion, of course it is murder, but the left does not care. The left is always happy to murder those who are inconvenient for the ruling class (see Pol Pot etc).”

Posted by: BattleofthePyramids at August 20, 2009 06:55 PM

You know, the core of this health care debate concerning “rationing” and “death panels” really stems from our abortion culture. There really is no difference in speaking callously about killing off the elderly than in speaking callously about abortion simply being a woman’s “choice”.

We are already a culture which places a value on certain life above others. Abortion is just that: placing the life of a pregnant woman above the life of a developing, yet-to-be-born child. We already are a culture which has accepted the idea that we can end life — for any reason whatsoever, even just for “convenience” — if we so choose. This attitude that life only has as much value as we decide it does has been taught since the 1970s. It is now ‘conventional wisdom’. We are not a society and culture which respects the sanctity of life.

Knowing that, it really is not so much of a stretch to talk about “rationing” and “death panels”. Afterall, we have been doing that “rationing” and women across the nation have served as “death panels” for hundreds of thousands of lives each and every year for the past 3 decades, when it has come to abortion. Now we are simply applying that practice to end of life care.

Really, if we want to use that logic, I can make a much better case for killing off the elderly as they have much less of a value to society as an unborn baby. An elderly person around 65 years old probably has, on average, about 10-20 more years to live. During that time, they will be nothing but a monetary drain on society, collecting social security, using the health care system for their probable later in life illnesses and maladies, etc, while not giving anything back in the case of working and income tax. Meanwhile, an unborn baby has its entire life ahead of it in order to give to the State.

I have to wonder how many people are outraged by the health care debate about “rationing” and “death panels”, but also support abortion-on-demand and do not even realize that their support of such a practice is “rationing” and giving women across the country the power to be “death panels”.

Take for instance the VA pamphlet which has been interpreted to basically convince soldiers that their lives are not worth living and they should accept that and accept dying.  [Something which, by the way, was done away with by President Bush, but brought back by President Wee Wee Obama] How is that any different than our culture which convinces women who get pregnant that the lives of their unborn babies are not worth living and they should kill them (get abortions)?

I remember the last election cycle when many were putting down Pro-Lifers, saying that we have to put that issue aside in order for the greater good. There were more important issues, we were told, like the economy and foreign policy and the Supreme Court. Well, here we are with one of THE most important pieces of legislation in our lifetimes coming before us, SOLELY based on the ideological belief that there is no sanctity of life, but life only has as much value as we decide it to have. And this goes back to the Pro-Life ideology.

This is why pro-lifers have been absolutely adamant and unwilling to budge on their stance, because we have known all along how important it is and how it is at the core of our country. If we as a society do not believe in the sanctity of life, then everything else can be compromised and our country will fall.

Sorry for the rant…

Posted by: Michael in MI at August 20, 2009 07:18 PM


August 20, 2009 , 6:26PM - Posted by | Abortion, Barack Obama, Healthcare, Liberalism, Marxism, Socialism

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