Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Military Funeral Protestors vs Federal Funding on Abortion

I was thinking about my argument against federal funding on abortion.  It caused me to think about a lunch conversation I had a ways back.

The gist of that conversation was that as a citizen in a country we can’t pick and choose what our government pays for.  That’s what our elected representatives decide.  From time to time the government picks up the tab for something everyone in the country disagrees with.

So that brings me to my abortion thoughts.  The argument the person at lunch gave me was that they disagree with some military spending but can’t stop it.

So what is the title here about.

The people who protest at military funerals, loudly, against the war on terror do so because they disagree with that government expenditure.  Does that mean I get to protest loudly outside an abortion clinic?

Of course not.  And why?

Well the woman’s right to choose.  That has been extended into the right to not be lectured, to not be made to feel bad.

So can we use that same logic and shut down these protests?  If not why not?  How can one of those protests be valid and the other not?

By my logic the choice to join the military is a very personal one, just like the choice to have an abortion is a very personal one.

I’ll stop my rant now and leave you with this thought.  I believe woman have the right to not have RANDOM protestors (the dad of the soon to be aborted child has a right to argue).  But I also believe that the families of dead soldiers have the right to grieve without these protestors.  If people can be arrested for one of these things but not the other how is that fair?  How is that just?

House posting of Healthcare bill

The new version of this bill is out.

If you read my historic posts you understand I have a real problem with federal funding of abortion.  I found the word abortion in 37 places according to my search.  It delineates federally funded and non federally funded.  It very much does fund abortions through my tax dollars.  As a result I will write letters, call, and perhaps even go protest this bill.  That passage for me makes the difference.

If you want an abortion I won’t stop you.  But you can’t force me to pay for it.


Health Care Bill and Federal Funding on Abortion; My thoughts

Ok, I have read everything I can find and fit in my schedule on the Health Care bill.  The house is about to take this up.  That’s fine.

Here is my problem.  I don’t believe in abortion, I just don’t.  Ok maybe in the case of severe health concerns to the mother, rape, etc.  However just for the sake of abortion?  There are too many people willing to adopt for this in my opinion to be a viable option.

Now that being said, even though I am a life long catholic (thanks Dad; meant with zero sarcasm in case it comes across as sarcastic).  I don’t believe in abortion on those grounds mostly (except outlined above).  I do NOT however think it is governments place to legislate the matter.

I think it should be legal and VERY rare.  If I knew someone headed down that path I would argue until I couldn’t stand up anymore.  Just ask around.  It has happened; on more than one occasion.

Now here is where I really draw the line.  The Senate Health Care bill allows for federal funding of abortions as part of the package.  This to me is a non starter.  I am done even thinking about the senate bill as viable.  If my money is going to be thrown at this I have a real problem.  I know someone is going to say that Planned Parenthood already gets some tax dollars.  You should see the letters I have written about that one.

This makes it harder to get rid of.  I am going on a new letter writing campaign to stop at least this portion of the bill.

I know the President doesn’t care.  Somewhere along the line in the campaign he said he wouldn’t want his daughters to have to live with a mistake.  A mistake?  Like his grandchild?  Says something about the morals of the man in my opinion.  What that something is I’ll leave for the reader to decide.

I think we need some health care reform in this country.  We have an aging population and costs will spiral quickly as that continues.  However, this one to me is just more than I can stand.  I for one will do more than blog about it.