Bush approves abortion pill

Bush approves abortion pill

Political pragmatism trumped principle today when President Bush approved over-the-counter distribution of the abortifacient “morning-after” pill. Despite coming to office on a wave of conservative support, including pro-lifers, Bush has maintained only an uneasy alliance with pro-life principles, alternating back and forth from approving some federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research to signing a partial-birth abortion ban. And now the pendulum has swung back.

As it stands now, especially when I look at the potential slate of 2008 presidential contenders, I wonder where the pro-lifers have gone. Are there any Ronald Reagan quality conservatives left? I know Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas is pro-life. The rest? Wishy-washy at best.

A press release by Human Life International underscored the seriousness of the move as it was titled, “President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic Base.”  Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International commented, “President Bush’s implied support for the abortion-causing drug Plan B is completely inconsistent with his recent veto of the embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) funding bill. What the president apparently fails to realize is that Plan B kills the same innocent unborn children that the ESCR process does.”

At a White House press conference this morning, the President was asked by Bill Sammon a reporter from the Washington Examiner about Plan B and his new FDA commissioner who supports its over the counter status.  “Mr. President, some pro-life groups are worried that your choice of FDA Commissioner will approve over the counter sales of Plan B, a pill that, they say, essentially can cause early-term abortions,” said the reporter.  “Do you stand by this choice, and how do you feel about Plan B in general?”

The President replied, “I believe that Plan B ought to be—ought to require a prescription for minors, is what I believe. And I support Andy’s decision.”

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  • We will not save the unborn, nor the souls of the contracepting, until we convert them.  No laws, no politicians, can do this, we must each start with our own circle of influence.

    The pro-life gang has long dump tons of cash into the Republican party, which for years has only given lip service to the cause.  Including Bush 1, 2, and Ronald Reagan, who would not use the abortion issue as a litmus test for appointing judges.

  • Pro-lifers have been the lackeys of the GOP for decades, even during the Reagan years, when funding was still provided for abortions in the District of Columbia. Even today, Planned Parenthood continues to get AID funding, under the watch of an administration headed by a man whose family has long had ties with PP.

    I’m just waiting until 2008 when the NRLC and certain priests under the Bush thumb try to spin their way around this one. It’ll be even more lame than the last time.

  • Don’t worry guys, bin Laden and his buddies will take care of this.

    Once they’ve bombed and terrorized us out of our comfort zone, one or two people will start to turn their thoughts towards God again and America will develop a different outlook, for that’s what it’s going to take to turn this around.

    We’ve made our peace with the culture of death. An end to abortion really depends on an end to promiscuity and the whole MTV/porn/free sex culture. We’ll never see abortion made illegal as long as our headlong rush into fornication continues. Abortion will end when America discovers the virtue of chastity for abortion is the fornicator’s “final solution.” This won’t be done by the stroke of a pen, unfortunately.

    Bush is all over the map. His Supreme Court appointments looked like they were heading in the right direction but then he does something like this. He cuts taxes but then he blows out government spending. Seems like he’s trying to be all things to all men. I guess that’s what “compassionate” conservative means.

  • So are folks going to finally admit to the fact that Bush is prochoice and that he has always been so?

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