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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Pro-Family?

"The Missouri House voted Wednesday to ban state funding of contraceptives for low-income women and to prohibit state-funded programs from referring those women to other programs." Another idea of the right which should increase abortions.

But it fits with the right's attack on contraception. The other news item which has criticized the ban on abortion in Mississippi because it includes an exception for rape and incest. And because it includes financial help for women who are poor and can't afford another child.

Apparently that is socialism and thus bad. But I can't see how one can argue for banning abortion and then taking away any support women might need in raising a child. The other option is adoption, so why is the right seeking to restrict loving homes from kids?

For kids 5 and up, finding a ready home can take years if it happens at all. But Catholic Charities withdrew in Mass. from adoption so they wouldn't have to include gay parents. And the right is pushing for state bans on gay adoption. This is pro-family?

4 Comments:

At 4:59 PM , Blogger Alan said...

The inconsistencies contained in the right's views on reproduction are staggering and never cease to surprise me. For a group that says they want smaller government, they sure seem to spend lots of time mucking around with people's families.

 
At 5:57 PM , Anonymous Carrie said...

Once again, the religious right's view on birth control and abortion come down to a "good girl/bad girl" mentality. "Good girls" avoid the temptation and wiles of the devil by keeping the "evil idols" -- ie birth control -- out of their house and thus avoid temptation. "Bad girls" use birth control and -- gasp! -- seek out an abortion when confronted with an unplanned pregnancy. I will not be the least surprised -- but very dismayed -- if Missouri bans abortion as South Dakota has.

 
At 10:40 AM , Blogger Publius said...

Fiscal conservatives are for limited government but social conservatives are the one who are fighting for the Pro-Life Movement, and often the two do not agree. Social conservatives don’t really care how big the government gets as long as they are spending the money correctly.

 
At 10:36 AM , Anonymous The Canadian said...

Progressive Christian volunteer writers and editors needed.

 

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