As I drove out of the Christiana Hilton yesterday and onto the I-95 ramp, I was following a car with a very long and loud bumper sticker that said something to the affect of “If Mary was Pro-Choice, there would be no Christmas” and “Pro-Choice or Catholic. You can’t be both.” Once again, the Anti-Choice brigades have purposefully confused being pro-choice with being pro-abortion and in so doing came up with some unique bumper stickers (unique only in the fact that I have never seen them before).
Well, two can play that assumption game. As someone who is Catholic and who is pro-choice (and yes, I can be both since I have a proper understanding of the word “choice”), I have always assumed that since anti-choice abortion opponents, since they view abortion as murder, then they all must be in favor of imprisoning the doctors, the nurses and the pregnant women who conspire to commit murder. And since the murder involved conspiracy and aggravating factors like the death of a child, then they must be in favor of the death penalty for the doctors, the nurses and the pregnant women. For you can’t call abortion murder and not punish the murderer, right?
Now, deep down, my assumption is correct. The “Pro-Life” extremists do believe this. They do want this. But they know that such a position would backfire and be massively politically unpopular. At least, the smart ones now this.
Iowa State Rep. Rob Bacon (R) appears to not be so smart. But I thank him for being honest. You see, he and eight of his colleagues have introduced legislation to alter the definition of a person in murder cases to “an individual human being, without regard to age of development, from the moment of conception, when a zygote is formed, until natural death.” That would make all abortions and miscarriages murders. Oh, and of course, the bill grants no exceptions for rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother.
I just love the Republican Extremists, especially when they are honest.