Obviously PCers are not above using scare tactics.
Kim mom to Brad, Matt, Emma, Sarah, and Meagan
The ad you were talking about pretty much nails it. No doubt some parents have no qualms about their daughters not having choices (*all* choices, not just the choice to give birth or hey, the choice to give birth) but to many of us it reflects a valid point.
You know, Bushie boy has really been courting the PLs (although if one of his twins needed a PBA, you bet your life it would happen) and I'm guessing that since the sensationalism worked so well on Congress, that PCs are taking a page out of the PL book.
I don't necessarily agree with it but since I have yet to see the ad, I'll wait to comment on it until I do.
If they had written it as health, then it would be a worthless bill because that's what we already have.
Like I said, I haven't seen the ad yet. But let me ask you this, you really think a woman with a healthy fetus is waiting 20 odd weeks and then going in and saying can you do an abortion in this particular way because I don't want to break a nail? I know that's hyperbole but I am flummoxed at how health is just not supposed to matter. When did it become so trivial? And I will repeat, because I don't want it forgotten, that I am NOT necessarily defending the procedure. I don't think there is enough CLEAR info for this bill to stick.
And your point about people not reading the bill also applies to people not knowing what it's all about. When has the point been made repeatedly and loudly about the *details* of the safety of the mother. 70% of the population is against it because has been made to sound like A) it happens all the time and B) it happens for whimsical reasons.
Also, this bill has *always* had more riding on it than that one procedure. PCs know it and PLs are counting on it. You must have realized that it was going to be a gloves-off moment if it went through.
FWIW, I agree with the assessment you made earlier. PLs need to stop with over-the-top emotionalism and hyperbole (and I *really* do not want to see PCs start stooping to this in a tit for tat move) and PCs need to clear up what is most needed.
ps.I know that the Bush comment was asking for trouble but it literally sickens me to hear him talk about a "culture of life" when he is responsible for leading so many of our citizens into daily bloodshed. Bush is Pro-Bush. That's it.
I see no more sensationalism/emotionalism than is emplyed by PLers in say "The Silent Scream", etc.
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However, you have always taken the line that you don't want anyone messing with your daughter when it comes to choices concerning sex and reproduction. So I find the comments about this commercial puzzling.
Many women ARE PC because they don't want their daughter's future and health decided by strangers.
Are you trying to make the claim that PCs don't care about their children? What makes PC concern some how LESS valid than yours?
ps. I wasn't able to post at leisure last night because Abby crossed that line from playing happily in the living room to screaming over-tired demon in the space of literally 5 min.