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Todd Akin And Amendment 2.5

Posted on | August 20, 2012 | 61 Comments

by Smitty

One of those people you really don’t want to upset, Dana Loesch, is truly hacked off at those assailing Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin:

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin appeared on a local St. Louis television show (below) and discussed his thoughts on abortion, even in the instance of rape or incest, which accounts for less than 1% of abortions received. (More.)

Progressive backlash from Roman Polanski fans and deniers of Occupy rapes was immediate.

Read the whole thing, as I’m not bringing forward the reference URLs.

It looks like the Left has another Alinsky Rule 12 play underway. Unlike the failed Sandra Fluke attack on Rush Limbaugh, the fiscal conservative/social conservative overlap is a better place to drive the wedge. Sadly, some nominally conservative people subscribe to SCOTUS Amendment 2.5:

Well regulated worshippers being necessary to the Progress of Hell, the right of the women to abort the children they bear of shall not be infringed.

Abortion has got to be about the sweetest lie Satan has devised. If we’re each body, mind and soul, and a society is composed of men and women arranged in families, then note the contradiction afoot. Here is an argument that purports to be about liberty of the woman, but is really about the anarchy of the body. Men and families appear nowhere in the argument about abortion. Pregnancy is some present-tense condition, free of historical context. And the ‘right’ to snuff a life is free of future impact.

This is not mature liberty for the mind; this is slavery to the crotch. The Left continually makes an emotional appeal to the body, and proudly labels itself pro-freedom, while crushing the minds of Americans with anti-intellectual arguments. Sex is wonderful, but it is ultimately the means to the end of continuing humanity. How does one purport to care about women when sex-selective abortion actively targets women? Todd Akin, himself, is treated to a 65-year late abortion by the Left for offering an argument pertaining to 1% of abortions. Disagree with him if you like; offer counter-arguments. Suggest alternative policies. But crush the man in the manner seen on Twitter? Wow, Obama has really be a healer, hasn’t he?

Of two abortions with which I’ve some familiarity, both involved a context. Four victims: two women, two humans of unknown gender. In both cases, there was significant sin involved. (Can I say ‘sin’? Are we allowed to discuss right and wrong, as though anyone is still accountable for their misdeeds to the Almighty?) And so sin was piled on sin, and there was abortion. I found out much, much later in both cases. Forgive those involved? Yes. Is it true that they’re economically better off for all that? Who knows? That’s all counterfactual. Their souls? Hopefully they’ve prayed for forgiveness. (This is the sort of thing that goes unspoken, un-alluded, even in jest. I’m unsure either woman even knows that I know.)

And so I’m supposedly the evil guy for saying that abortion is wrong, because I’ve never been directly involved with this sort of pagan act. Look how it divides! Those who are enslaved by it are doomed to defend abortion, all the way to their own grave, like the grave they dug for the unborn. If you offer an intellectual objection to the evil, then you get the emotional “You don’t understand” reply. On the contrary: Planned Parenthood doesn’t understand the teleological point of manhood, womanhood, and families.

All I can tell you, as a man, is that I have stood there while my son was born, cut the cord, and heard his first wail of life. That any man is so stunted of mind and soul that he’d share his essence with some latrodectus woman who would devour his essence is disgusting. The arguments in favor of abortion are a sad brick in the wall of the mausoleum of our culture. God have mercy on these people, and heal their blighted souls, and may the lousy ideas of the abortion proponents return to hell.

Update: Lawyers, Guns and Money takes a dishonest swipe at Stacy McCain while evading the central point of this post. Losers.

Update II: linked at The Camp of the Saints.


61 Responses to “Todd Akin And Amendment 2.5”

  1. smitty
    August 21st, 2012 @ 4:02 am

    You slap the label “carefully cultivated dogma” on, as though it were a counter-argument.

  2. Bob Belvedere
    August 21st, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    Nope, but we know you’ve been trolling a lot, Timmy. Welcome Back. /sarc

  3. pcbedamned
    August 21st, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    If? Seriously – who makes up something like this, especially about ones own child. Have we become so jaded as a society that everyone is assumed to be a liar until proven truthful? Yes Smitty. It is true. Every last word and much, much more unfortunately.

  4. pcbedamned
    August 21st, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Yes, I know. It is amazing though, what a major Life Ass Kicking will do to one. In the past two years, I have had to wrestle with just about every hard right belief that I once held, in order to survive. I wouldn’t wish my situation on anyone, but it certainly opened my eyes to the fact that NOT everything is strictly a black or white situation.

  5. Garym
    August 21st, 2012 @ 9:17 am

    Someone who posts comments over at Politicalgates, has no credibility with me.

  6. tim117
    August 21st, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    “trolling a lot”. You silly twit, I get banned from this place every time I bring up anything which happened after 1964.

  7. Red
    August 21st, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    Hell yeah!

  8. smitty
    August 21st, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    Who makes it up? How do you want the report sorted, whatever your name is.
    It’s not a matter of being ‘jaded’: it’s common sense.
    Part of the challenge these days is that the good nature of some has been horribly abused.

  9. pcbedamned
    August 21st, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    And anyone who thinks Sarah Palin is still relevant has no credibility with me.

  10. Garym
    August 21st, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    Yeah that doesn’t surprise me lefty. Tell me though, is Todd the father of Bristol’s first baby Trig? The world wants to know this.

  11. sickofit
    August 24th, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    “All I can tell you, as a man, is that I have stood there while my son was born, cut the cord, and heard his first wail of life.”
    I agree that abortion is awful. But I’m sick to death of everyone on “our side” screaming about it, while not putting nearly half the amount of effort into raising decent men who don’t abandon women they impregnate. This issue does not exist in a vaccuum. I hope the “men” involved in your little tale of two abortions have prayed for THEIR souls as well.