Sean Casten, a Democrat running against Rep. Peter Roskam in Chicago's west suburban 6th congressional district, gets a nomination for the most heartless and cruel statement of the mid-term election campaign. Also dangerous.
I view abortion as a medical procedure like a gall bladder surgery.
Roskam in his debate with Casten replied with simple clarity, "Abortion is not gall bladder surgery.”
Americans find that many of the things that the never-compromise abortion industry (e.g. Planned Parenthood) are annoying or offensive, but Casten's comparison of a fetus--a living human being--with a organ should top them.
Casten's shocking comparison of a fetus with a gall bladder appears about 2 minutes into the video.
A gall bladder doesn't have its own DNA separate from his or her mother's. Gall bladder surgery doesn't end a human being's life. A mother can live without a gall bladder; "terminating a pregnancy" ends a human life. A gall bladder doesn't continue living as a person after the mother dies.
Casten is not alone in denying the humanity of a fetus. The callousness of those who claim they are the exemplars of compassion and sensitivity, but who treat a fetus--even up until birth--is stunning. Their claim to be the guardians of the "most vulnerable" among us is staggering hypocritical.
Well, at least Casten compared abortion to something human--a gall bladder. But there are those who would compare a fetus to a tumor or a "clump of cells" that might as well be a cabbage. Human life has become so worthless that human beings have become expendable.
Casten is attempting to appeal to the rigid ideologues who would not impose any restrictions on abortion, even when the fetus is in the birth canal. True moderates should find someone else to vote for.
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