California US House Member Jackie Speier exploited the loss of her own child by miscarriage many years ago and used her floor time Thursday night to promote the killing of unborn children. This was a shameless effort to stop Republicans from defunding Planned Barrenhood. (Planned Parenthood name is a joke, they don’t plan parents, they plan un-parents.). It was supposedly in response to incendiary remarks by congressman Chris Smith who was speaking in favor of the Mike Pence amendment.

If the baby was dead already, it wasn’t an abortion at all. That is just playing games with the terminology. We all know the difference between spontaneous abortion and elective abortion. Speier is willing to use her own personal tragedy of one kind of abortion (a miscarriage) to promote the other–the intentional killing of a baby.

It is like discussing one’s mother’s heart attack to defend shooting women in the chest. They are two different things.

We might cry with her on her loss but we won’t be fooled into continuing to fund the murder of unborn children at the hands of America’s largest baby killing organization.

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      1. You write she did not have an abortion. “If the baby was dead already, it wasn’t an abortion at all.”
        Perhaps I missed it, where was it reported the baby was dead already? Do you have the details of the particulars of her condition and procedure in this instance? Is there a definition of abortion I missed that wouldn’t include the removal of a fetus as something else? Are you in favor of one flavor of abortion vs another?

        You write: “It was supposedly in response to incendiary remarks by congressman Chris Smith who was speaking in favor of the Mike Pence amendment.”

        Supposedly? Are there suspicions her response was planned in advance? That she had this story in her back pocket just ready to spring it at an opportune moment?

        You write: “This was a shameless effort to stop Republicans from defunding Planned Barrenhood”

        Shameless? Is that fact or opinion?

        If you’re asking me if the facts of your story are true, well I Speier did get up and respond to Rep Smith. Those are the facts you presented.

        This is your blog, and the rest is your opinion (all well within your right) and your opinion is what lead me to label you a douchebag.

      2. Other than the name-calling you are quite welcome to post here and share your opinion. I have included a link to the facts of the story in the first word of the post. That story gives us the impression the baby was “dead already” though somtimes when people want to kill the weak and sick they go ahead and call them “dead” to ease their consciences. The reporting of Congresswoman Speier’s remarks are a little ambiguous.

        Of course, the word “shameless” is my opinion. Some of the evaluation is based upon facts about the kinds of abortion, so it is a little misleading to suggest that everything else is “opinion”.

        My point, in case it was not clear, is that there are two different definitions of abortion, depending on the context. Normally, in everyday parlance, abortion refers to intentional abortion, while most people use the word “miscarriage” when it is the loss of a child against the wishes of the mother.

        In medical terminology “abortion” is used for both the intentional and unintentional. To use the definition from the one context in the other is to confuse the other is deceitful language. It is to make the unintentional and the intentional to be the one and the same, and they are not.

      3. Impressions are not facts. You’ve used your impressions to announce “Congresswoman Speier Uses Personal Tragedy to Promote child murder”. Your argument then becomes a strawman.

        That rhetoric does not move the discussion forward or change anyones mind, it just gets morons like me to respond by calling you a name.

        You being a douchebag was just my impression by the way. Not a fact.

      4. I don’t think you are a moron. Give yourself more credit than that. This is not a matter of intelligence, but morality.

        The facts is that a miscarriage is not the same thing as elective abortion. To confuse the two is a distortion of the facts.

  1. Your disparagement of what Planned Parenthood actually *does* is repugnant and ill-informed…

    See, thanks to that little thing called the “Hyde Amendment”, no federal or state dollars are payable toward abortions anyway, kind sir.

    …and that you can suggest that a woman’s decision to speak out about a personal tragedy as “exploitation” is disgusting. Your opinion is yours, and you have your right to it…but what you’re stating is not fact. It’s hyperbolic vitriol that does not change the very simply fact that abortion is a LEGAL and sometimes necessary procedure. Doctors have to know how to perform the procedure in the event of a miscarriage that doesn’t self-evacuate…(also known as “spontaneous abortion”). You *do* realize that leaving dead matter inside of the uterus leads to sepsis & death, right?

    No, you probably don’t know that…since you’re more interested in shutting down an organization that draws only about 5-6% of its ENTIRE revenue on that legal procedure…not seeming to get that PPFA provides a whole host of other basic health care and family planning services to low-income people (yeah, as in men AND women) ~ and yes, they provide contraception. But did you know that they also provide obstretrics services?

    No, you probably didn’t know that either. Instead of reading the graphic language of an abortion procedure, why don’t you educate yourself on what OTHER services are provided by PPFA?

    *sigh*

  2. It’s men like him that you want abortion to be legal and easily accessible. His parents should have gone that route, instead of bringing a mysogonist into the world. Oxygen stealer!

    The friendfeed post above shows the murderous attitude that overcomes those who think it is okay to kill children:

    1. You speak as though you know him. He’s the father of 3. I should know. My husband is the person you’re quoting and citing has a “murderous attitude” ~ see the thing my husband knows that you don’t get is that a fetus is not a child. A child exists outside the womb. Period.

  3. It’s men like him that you want abortion to be legal and easily accessible. His parents should have gone that route, instead of bringing a mysogonist into the world. Oxygen stealer!

    The friendfeed post above shows the murderous attitude that overcomes those who think it is okay to kill children:

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