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  •  My mother was active in 'pro-life' in the 1970s... (25+ / 0-)

    ... and I can tell you, there is not a more cynical, exploitative, patronizing, condescending, sanctimonious, hypocritical bunch of fuckers on the earth.

    It's all about money. The honchos of the movement sink their fangs into the 'rank and file' and suck the blood until it's gone, then discard them.

    The vast majority of idiots in the "pro-life" movement do not believe the supposed central points of their philosophy.

    •  The sense I get is that the movement has 3 parts. (3+ / 0-)
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      PSzymeczek, venger, laurnj

      The largest number make up a moderate wing that have the view that abortion is icky but that rape, incest and life and health of the mother are all reasonable exceptions to any ban, that birth control is good and useful and perhaps they even support early abortions. Most this group doesn't pay much attention but they poll as pro-life and have a positive view of pro-life politicians.

      A second wing is mostly modern day puritans who think that abortions allow women to have sex that they disapprove of. These are the ones who will say that women ought to die rather than get a life saving abortion (except if its a member of their own family.) These are the rank and file pro-life activists who protest and give large amounts of money and quietly support the bombers and the shooters.

      And lastly are the pro-life leaders, the ones who espouse radical agendas, rile up the second group and grow rich and powerful from doing do.

      They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it's not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. Terry Pratchett

      by Toon on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 11:30:36 AM PST

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