WARNING – you might find me offensive. I’m okay with that –
During a televised debate Thursday on Chicago’s WTTW, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) reiterated his opposition to abortion in any circumstance. It’s similar to the Republican Party’s national platform, which doesn’t have any exceptions for abortion in the case of rape or incest. Walsh is taking it a step further — banning abortion to save the life of the mother.
“I’m pro life without exception. Understand though, that when we talk about exceptions, we talk about rape, incest, health of a woman, life of a woman. Life of the woman is not an exception,” he said. (From NPR)
Do you see what I see? Is it possible to be “pro-life without exception” if you choose to deny life-saving medical care to someone? Seems like an exception to me. I take issue with the word “pro-life”. If you are for life, then you are for every life. Without execption? Shouldn’t that include, well, everything? I think I have a better term for him – Mother Fucker. Why doesn’t he just say that? “I’m in favor of fucking mother’s, physically, economically, politically and metaphorically. No exceptions.” Ah…that’s seems more accurate.
But maybe I’m wrong on my definitions….let’s look at his other ideas about the sanctity of life…
Here is his voting record on gun control (for those of you who are unaware, hand guns are not used for hunting):
- Supports right to own hand guns & to carry concealed weapons. (Nov 2010)
- Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
And on the military:
- Provide the troops needed in Afghanistan, like Iraqi surge. (Feb 2010)
- Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)
- Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)
- No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)
- Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)
- Counter Iran’s growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
Ummmm, Pro-life? I looked it up, “Pro-” means “a prefix indicating favor for some party, system, idea, etc.,” The word “life” means “the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally.” By this definition, of course, it is impossible to be “pro-life without exception” because that would mean starving yourself to death. I would like to find out if he is even a vegetarian.
Interestingly, he also voted to discontinue public support for public radio. Who would that leave to call him on his bullshit? *sigh* Me, I guess.
How about an All-American recipe for you pro-lifer’s out there (with a veggie exception) from Allrecipes.com –
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers
- 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty. In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans. In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce. Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties. If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.