No one has the right to determine the value of someone else’s life

Gianna Jesson is a survivor of abortion. Yes, her mother wanted to kill her. Some pro-choicers argue that if your mother doesn’t want you that your life will be miserable and not worth living (i.e., the potential for child abuse means that abortion is the “compassionate” choice). I wonder why Gianna is not leading a miserable life?

Is Barack Obama pro-infanticide? Jill Stanek says yes, explaining, “An audio clip of Obama’s 2002 state senate floor speech was recently released. In it he admits babies may be aborted alive but a second physician shouldn’t be called to assess and treat abortion survivors because it would be a “burden” to the mother’s “original decision.” In other words, he thought babies marked for abortion but surviving should be allowed to die. What do you call that?”


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  • 11 Responses to “No one has the right to determine the value of someone else’s life”

    1. Deb Burton says:

      It’s about as clear a definition of murder as I’ve ever heard.

    2. Kansas Bob says:

      I don’t like Obama’s views on this. I have been wondering what the chances are of getting a Constitutional Abortion Ban established. McCain supports such a ban but I don’t think that he has ever proposed such an amendment. Do you know anything about such an amendment? Do you think that it could ever get passed? If not then what do you think will ever happen?

    3. casey says:

      I think it would be possible if we could ever get a solid majority of real Republicans and not just RINOs. Bills like that come up occasionally, but they never have a chance of making it. I think the best strategy for now is to get the Supreme Court to hand the issue back to the states. There are plenty of states that will outlaw it.

    4. Kansas Bob says:

      I don’t think that the high court will take on Roe.. it would be nice if they did.. they have a conservative majority.. they could take it on right now.

    5. casey says:

      Conservative majority? Who’s the fifth? The conservatives are Thomas, Roberts, Scalia and Alito. Kennedy sometimes gets labeled a conservative because he was appointed by Reagan, but he’s anything but a conservative. He sides with the liberal justices on the issues of abortion and gay rights. We replace one of the five liberal justices and we’ll have a shot at overturning RvW.

    6. Kansas Bob says:

      I agree Casey – Kennedy is a wild card.. but last year he did vote conservative in upholding the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act passed by Congress in 2003.

      Just remember that uber-conservative Reagan appointed Kennedy and O’Conner.. there is no guarantee that McCain would appoint a conservative leaning justice but a better chance than if Obama is elected.

    7. casey says:

      Almost everyone agrees that PBA is wrong, so that doesn’t make Kennedy a conservative. The fact remains that he’d uphold RvW if the case ever went in front of the SC. That’s why no one has tried to bring a case in front of them yet.

      I know there’s no guarantee about what the justices will do after appointed, Bob, but McCain wouldn’t be signing the Freedom of Choice Act into law, either. That is something he would veto but that Obama would sign gleefully. At least McCain has promised to appoint justices in the mold of Scalia and Alito.

    8. Kansas Bob says:

      I agree Casey.. on abortion McCain wins with me.. just like Bush.. is that a good thing? Do I ignore all of McCain’s Bush-like tendancies because of who he might appoint to the SC.. IF he has a chance to appoint one? Guess that is the question and why I am still happily undecided.

    9. casey says:

      I’m afraid I can’t answer that one, Bob. I’ve decided that I’d rather have McCain than Obama. Joseph Farah says we should write in a third party candidate to protest the poor choices we have this year. Everyone has to vote his or her own conscience. Personally, I hope McCain gets it then decides he doesn’t want a second term and that Palin runs in 2012.

    10. Michelle says:

      Awesome! I met Gianna at my church a few years ago. Just an amazing story.

    11. CT says:

      Intersting, my lat name is Casey and I host Politics and Critical Thinking. Who would have thunk it? Keep up the good work your website is awesome!