Friday, May 28, 2010

Conservative Hypocrisy

Once again, death-penalty-loving right-to-lifers are demonstrating their unending hypocrisy. In an article in today’s New York Times, it was reported that many states are forcing women who are seeking abortions to undergo ultrasound procedures, whether or not these procedures are medically warranted.

It seems odd that the same people who vigorously oppose requiring life-saving health insurance are mandating a medical procedure that in some cases is cruel and unnecessary. Conservatives oppose life-saving health insurance mandates on dubious constitutional grounds, but don’t hesitate to legislate superfluous and unwanted medical tests. Senator Franken was spot on when he remarked that conservatives believe “life begins at conception and ends at birth."

Abortions should be legal, safe, and rare. The conservative agenda works in the exact opposite manner.

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