The Left is famous for changing names when the old has worn out, didn’t hit the right tone, or was ill-conceived in the first place. Climate Change is a perfect example. Beginning as Global Warming, the name had to be reconsidered as the earth actually cooled from 1940-1970. Many believe this happened because of the post-World War II Industrial Revolution that increased atmospheric pollutants blocking the sun. The new name became Climate Change, an accurate description of the constant changes in our atmosphere. However, people like Al Gore and Greta Thunberg have achieved fame and fortune by promoting the warming of our planet. If they had been correct, we would have been extinct a number of years ago. We are still here, the Northeast is experiencing a colder than average fall, Al has his Nobel Prize, and Greta was Time’s youngest Person of the Year.
Reproductive Rights is another example. It has such a positive connotation. The name makes you think of producing new life, so how does it equate to what it really means; the killing of a million babies a year? It doesn’t, but what matters is that abortion and reproductive rights mean the same thing.
The thinking on abortion, like climate change, has changed over the years. The effort to make abortion more acceptable to all people has failed, just like the concept of the world getting warmer to the point of our extinction. The Left has tried to dehumanize the fetus and disavow any signs of life to mechanical failure. Stacey Abrams, the Democrat candidate for Governor in the fine state of Georgia declared that the beating sound on a sonogram was not the fetal heartbeat but an echo of the equipment. Nice try, but nobody bought it. What used to be restricted to the first trimester is now boundless. Some states allow the killing of a fetus after it survives an abortion. Simply set it aside, make it comfortable, and it will eventually pass away. That may be the most gruesome example of callousness you could ever find.
Stacey was not done with the subject and once again placed her big foot in her mouth. She managed to combine the topics of inflation and abortion in one ridiculous comment. In her statement, she suggests that abortion is a tool against inflation.
“Right now we are walking away so often from the real issues that people care about. Abortion is an economic issue. It’s been reduced to this idea of a culture war. But for women in Georgia, this is very much a question of whether they’re going to end up in poverty in the next five years because women who are forced to carry unwanted pregnancies end up within poverty — they’re four times more likely to be impoverished in five years,”
I’m not sure about abortion being a tool, but Stacey Abrams is, and I hope the people of Georgia do not put her in the Governor’s office except to sign the guest book. Maybe she can stick to writing her porn novels.
Democrats insist on making abortion their number one issue in the midterm election. They do so foolishly as there are many concerns above abortion in the polls. This is not going to be a productive cycle for Democrats and the polls are showing a bigger gain for Republicans every day. The only question is whether the Right gains just the House or both chambers. Nineteen days and counting.