Thursday, June 12, 2008

Michigan's High Priestess of Abortion

Defending the indefensible

The news today from Lansing is that our illustrious Governor Jennifer Granholm is wielding her veto pen, this time in solidarity with those who have no moral qualms about killing an infant on the verge of being delivered.

Granholm to veto ban on an abortion procedure

LANSING -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she will veto a proposed ban on a late-term procedure that opponents call partial-birth abortion.

The legislation is headed to the Democratic governor after the state Senate finished passing it today. The bill is designed to mirror a federal ban that was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.

The state-level measure does not include an exception for a mother's health, upsetting abortion rights supporters.

A veto override requires two-thirds votes in both the House and Senate. There are enough votes in the House but likely not in the Senate.

Three previous attempts to outlaw the procedure in Michigan have been declared unconstitutional by federal courts.

Even for the most devout acolyte of the Church of Choice, partial birth abortion ought to be horrific. The details are something out of a horror movie. I remember one day when we lived in Petoskey and a pro-life group was protesting along the side of US-31 with signs of aborted fetuses. The shock and outrage was palpable in town, not because of the tragedy of these aborted children but because people who claim to be "pro-choice" don't really wanted to be confronted with what their "choice" entails. Abortion is fine and dandy when you can hide it behind legal theory, distorted rhetoric and mask it with the name "choice". But when you have to face the ugly reality of abortion, it becomes a lot harder to defend.

If the leftist news media reported the number of unborn children aborted each month the way they report the casualties in Iraq, if they showed pictures of post-abortion murdered children on 20/20, if they would run the same litany of letters to the editor calling for an immediate end to abortion in place of the cut-and-run letters about Iraq, I wonder how long abortion would survive in this country?

I also find it ironic that in the wake of the California Supreme Court decision legalizing homosexual marriage by judicial fiat we will see hordes of homosexuals flocking to California, returning home and demanding that their "marriage" be recognized by every state in the union. Yet those same homosexual advocates crowing about this victory will cry foul when you suggest that abortion be placed on the ballot in individual states. Liberals are all in favor of state rights when it suits their agenda, but watch out when you actually suggest that the unwashed masses get to decided for themselves how they will be governed.

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