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Monday, November 30, 2015

Pro-life Republicans respect the baby in the wound but reluctant to condemn gun violence

Regardless of how an individual believes about a woman's right to access the termination of pregnancy, the fact is, no one is entitled to take the law into their own hands to violate the rights of others who want to access women's health clinics, like Planned Parenthood.
Apparantly, the killer who murdered innocent people in Colorado Springs, CO, was deranged and ranting about abortion.  This domestic terrorist incident was as much about our nation's obsession with guns as it was about abortion.  When does life matter most?  When it's in the wound or when it's not? Obviously, it's a rhetorical question. Life matters 

A crazy killer with an AK47, a man who may have been experiencing a psychotic episode, gunned down innocents at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado. For some bizarre reason, the Republican presidential candidates went into hiding, while trying to figure out how to respond. 

On the other hand, the Democratic presidential candidates, led by Secretary Hillary Clinton, were quick to condemn the senseless gun violence deaths. Democrats immediately understood the preventable emotional trauma, caused by a crazy man with an AK47, who was reported, by police, to be ranting incoherent anti-abortion statements, when he surrendered.

It seems to me, Republicans are obsessed about the life of the fetus in the woman's wound, but less concerned about the value of the humans exposed to death and injury, caused by gun violence.

Hillary Clinton wasted no time whatsoever responding.

Hillary slams Republicans on guns, abortion after Planned Parenthood attack  By Bradford Richardson

None in the above GOP line up of presidential candidates called the murders "gun volence"

Democratic presidential front-runner (and the first woman who will win the Democratic nomination to run for President of the United States) - Hillary Clinton-  late Sunday, launched a multi-pronged assault on Republicans following the shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., calling for more stringent gun control and heightened protections for women's health care and abortion rights.Now the BBCNews reports:

Republicans bristle at criticism of Planned Parenthood rhetoric by Anthony Zurcher North America reporter

Republican presidential hopefuls have denounced the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado, but they dismiss allegations from the left that their recent condemnations of the non-profit health care organization may have provoked the attack.

In the last few days, Republican presidential candidates have called the shootings at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic a "tragedy" (Carly Fiorina), the work of a "sick person" (Donald Trump) and "senseless violence" (John Kasich).  (Maine Writer says - too  bad none of the Republican candidates used the words "preventable gun violence".)

Instead, they've offered prayers "for the loved ones of those killed" (Ted Cruz) and said there is "no acceptable explanation for this violence" (Jeb Bush). (Maine Writer says - too bad Governor Bush didn't use the words "gun violence" or "domestic violence against women", because that's what what the killer was targeting.)
Ted Cruz is so disengenuous- he surely knows the explanation for "this violence". (Notice how Cruz avoided the term "gun violence".)

Others, such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, have yet to issue a response.

Republicans have raised the incendiary rhetoric about Planned Parenthood and developed a feverous following to support gun ownership as a sacred Constitutonal right.

Obviously, Republicans are more intereseted in protecting second amendment rights, above life itself.

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