Hillary Clinton meet Donald Trump. You two have become two of the most unhinged presidential candidates in memory.
No need to return to Trump’s loopy and narcissistic rants—they’ve been well documented by the progressive (i.e. mainstream) media. But Clinton’s recent crackpot utterance, not so much.
Speaking to an outdoor organizing event of supporters at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Clinton hurled this slander:
“We expect [extreme views about women] from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republican [presidential candidates], yet they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America.”
So, Mrs. Clinton, has it at last come to this? Has your quest for the Democrat presidential nomination sunk so low that you must compare your opponents to evil men who hijacked airplanes and sent thousands of innocent Americans to their fiery, horrifying deaths? Who would slaughter more innocents in theaters and on trains in the name of some non-existent cruel god? Who behead people for their religious beliefs?
If we want to examine who in the American political scene is engaged in killing innocents, few can hold a candle to some anti-life feminists who defend free and unlimited abortion on demand, for any reason under the sun. This is the political base that she’s trying to energize by her obnoxious “war on women” comparison of Republicans to terrorists.
We hear a lot from the left end of the political spectrum about “anti-science” Republicans who are “deniers” when it comes to anthropogenic global warming, despite legitimate scientific disagreement about the phenomenon.
But if science is clear about anything, it is that the destruction of a fetus in the womb is the destruction of a human being. By any legitimate definition, that “mass of cells” is an organized, recognizable human being, directed by its own DNA to grow as a person. Brain waves are detected 40 days after conception and begin in week 6 to control movements of the muscles and organs.
When it comes to ignoring science, human life deniers are in a class of their own.
They chillingly deny that this human in utero is a person because he or she is dependent on another human being—the mother. That the fetus is not really a person until he or she is born. Such a definition is fatally flawed. If we define personhood by “degree of dependence,” then we’re all to some extent less than human. Such a definition is an invitation to infanticide. Or to get rid of those who are most bothersome to us or society.
This, of course, is not far from Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s views on eugenics. So offensive was her vision about a purified society that black pastors recently rallied at the National Portrait Gallery to demand that Sanger’s bust be removed from the company of such heroes as Martin Luther King Jr. because of her eugenic views that regarded some people as weeds and human waste.
The human life deniers’ airy indifference to what they are killing is fittingly demonstrated by the recent shocking disclosures of Planned Parenthood’s nonchalant practice of harvesting and selling human body parts. And the stout, but ineffective, defense of Planned Parenthood by the likes of Clinton, who sought to dismiss the group’s human trafficking as “really an attack against a woman’s right to choose.”
I am not suggesting that all abortions should be outlawed, especially when a woman’s life is endangered by her pregnancy, as infrequently is the case. But it is not a “war on women” to reasonably argue that a fetus is at some point a person. Someone who’s right to life deserves some legal and moral recognition. And a balancing of rights. Perhaps at the point that the brain begins functioning, just as brain wave cessation is now the measure of the end of human life.
Polls show that most Americans occupy the middle ground on abortion. That’s not where Clinton is, with her extremist “war on women” rhetoric and her loopy comparison of Republican presidential candidates to mass murderers.
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