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Posted in Pro-life v. Pro-choice by htbaird on January 14, 2009

Abortion: Pro-Life vs. Pro-Choice
I have spend numerous hours in discourse with members of the National Review, and was stunned by the wide variety of opinions among the members on this topic. All of these folks consider themselves Republicans, yet their definitions of “pro-life” and “pro-choice” vary as widely as the Grand Canyon.
The effect of this confusion of definition has a more devastating impact on the GOP than any other issue, according to my research. The GOP nearly 35% of women voters in the 2008 Presidential election to the Democratic party, simply due to this issue.
Here is the problem: A vast majority of women who think they are pro-choice are actually moderately pro-life, as am I. For the purpose of this blog, I will label myself pro-life, although I believe the 1st trimester abortions are acceptable, as well as later-term abortions in cases of possible physical harm/death to the mother or rape.
I believe that an enormous number of “pro-choice” women also share this view. But when they hear the term “pro-life”, it rings of Nazi/fascist tones. The term “pro-life” is also often offensive to women, in that implies that if they sanctify any type of abortion at all, they are “pro-death”.
I have a solution to this problem that could pull these female voters – all otherwise conservative – back into the fold. I believe a new label is necessary for those with MILD leanings towards both sides. A compassionate standpoint that makes it clear that the GOP is not “out to control” women, but gives a sympathetic view on this matter, both to mother and unborn child. If the GOP were to incorporate this more moderate “party line” by 2012, we would benefit tremendously by gaining back our conservative to moderate women.
Here’s a challenge for you: the person who can create the best (most accurate and catchy) new “compassionate stance” party line will recieve a $50 reward from this author, my personal guarantee. I will wait until I have at least 10 entries, then put them up for a vote on this blog. Happy cogitating!

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  1. Christi Newman said, on January 16, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Very insightful. I am confident that more of us women have these same beliefs. Way to go by putting them out there for all of us to see.

  2. htbaird said, on January 16, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you, Christi…and I am happy to know that you are one of the many who agree we need a middle-ground stance on this issue. Any ideas on a party “tag line?” $50 Reward! (My idea was “Pro-Mom and Baby”,,,just not catchy enough!

  3. Mike said, on January 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Holly –
    Abortion provides a choice. Adoption is a better one. I know, easy for a man to say. You mention educating lower classes. Again less Paris and Perez Hilton. More Ladies Home Journal and Jordan Sparks abstinence pledge. Mark Steyn argues Western birth rates are too low to deal with Muslim rates. The catch is teaching better morals and ethics. Teach all teens [ under 18 ] that 1st base is all. They are just curious and looking for love [ in all the wrong places ]. I know it sounds passe. But when I am right, I am right. John Quincy Adams was taught Latin and Greek by AGE NINE! We should raise the bar now. Just like the Obama’s and Clinton’s choosing private academies. haha. Nothing like living like you preach. Ghetto schools without school choice for the unwashed, but I deserve refinement so I can lecture down to you some day. Nice.
    Mike F.


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