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Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday to support his anti-abortion legislation.

“Someday I truly believe future generations of Americans will look back on us, especially policymakers, and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect vulnerable human life could have insisted and instead aggressively promoted death to children and the exploitation of their moms,” he said in a speech on the House floor.

“They will note with deep sadness, some of our politicians, while they talked about human rights, never lifted a finger to protect the most persecuted minority in the world: the child in the womb.”

“Back and vote for H.R. 3, ‘The No Taxpayer Money for Abortion Act,’” he concluded.

Rep. Chris Smith, U.S. Congress 53 Comments [5/8/2011 4:20:36 AM]
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Katherine Lorraine

And Republicans are happy to see women die to further this stupid claim of 'human rights for fetuses'

5/8/2011 4:45:02 AM

gay deist

"exploitation of their moms"



ummm no one is forcing these women to get abortions

5/8/2011 4:48:17 AM

meh

I suspect they will look back and feel sick. Dickwad, you "GOPers" exploit women the most. Make's me happy to be in Australia where abortions are somewhat easier to obtain, as an option!
Wake up America! Vote for freedom lovers not these guys!
Oh and good luck with your, err, presidential election, whenever it is. (Sorry in advance for my ignorance concerning your politics.)

5/8/2011 5:03:52 AM



...such a rich and seemingly enlightened society,...

Oh, if only you could see yourself as others see you...

5/8/2011 5:18:51 AM

The_L

Because fetuses are bullied for being fetuses, you never stop being a fetus (although some have tried through therapy), and there are currently laws on the books in many states that specifically prevent fetuses from ever getting married.

Oh, and the mothers? They have no right to life. An ectopic pregnancy, you say? You have to get an abortion or you and your child will both die, you say? Fuck you, you're not having an abortion because that's somehow less respectful to life than two people dying over my principles.

5/8/2011 5:24:37 AM



“They will note with deep sadness, some of our politicians, while they talked about human rights, never lifted a finger to protect the most persecuted minority in the world: the child in the womb.”


This is probably the most insane sentence ever uttered out of someones mouth. Since when did a fetus become a minority, thousands of babies are born everyday. Far from a minority.

5/8/2011 5:50:11 AM

Hertzyscowicz

"The No Taxpayer Money for Abortion Act".

Knowing the fundies' track record for naming laws, I can't help but think this is a bill to fund rebel factions in northern Africa or some such thing.

5/8/2011 5:59:59 AM

arctic knight

‘The No Taxpayer Money for Abortion Act,’

Are the GOP politicians so stupid as to not realize that there is already a law on the books preventing tax dollars from being used to fund abortions? This bill, if it is what it says it is, would be a redundant law since it is already illegal.

5/8/2011 6:14:06 AM

Kisare

No, future generations will look back and say 'this fuckwit got elected?'

5/8/2011 6:15:08 AM

StoneSpiral

This guy talks like not enough babies are being born as it is..

5/8/2011 6:46:08 AM

Horsefeathers

"'Someday I truly believe future generations of Americans will look back on us, especially policymakers, and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect vulnerable human life could have insisted and instead aggressively promoted death to children and the exploitation of their moms,' he said in a speech on the House floor."

A blastocyst is not a child. You'd be only marginally better off with the old "baby" hyperbole.

"They will note with deep sadness, some of our politicians, while they talked about human rights, never lifted a finger to protect the most persecuted minority in the world: the child in the womb."

You seem quite insane. At least you found the right job.

"“Back and vote for H.R. 3, ‘The No Taxpayer Money for Abortion Act,’” he concluded."

I hope you had a more compelling argument than what's shown here.

What happened to the days when those in government were expected to be great orators capable of swaying even the most staunchly opposed crowd to their side? Now all we get is some putz in a cheap suit babbling on with a half coherent argument that meanders all over hell and back without actually making any point, forwarding a compelling argument or convincing anyone of anything other than the fact that the speaker doesn't have a clue.

5/8/2011 7:00:08 AM



Yes in the future the GOP wants, where healthcare spending is at 60% of US GDP thanks to the repeal of Obamacare, the college loan bubble has burst and millions of educated 20-somethings are working at McDonalds, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease are pandemic (see previous point), the regulation of dangerous industries and hazardous working conditions is left up to the "free market", the elderly are thrown on the street thanks to the repeal of Medicare and Social Security, and gas is $17/gallon because funding alternative energy projects is communist, people will bury their heads in their hands and weep, only stopping to howl out to an uncaring, merciless sky:

"Why oh why didn't we listen to Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who pleaded with us to 'protect the most persecuted minority in the world: the child in the womb'. Aaagghhhhhh!"

Fuck these idiots. I want no part of their vision of America.

5/8/2011 7:13:11 AM

The Jamo

Someday, I truly believe, future generations will look back on us, especially policymakers, and wonder how and why such a seemingly enlightened society could have insisted that every pregnant woman carry her child to term under a threat of punishment not only in this world, but also a greater, everlasting punishment in an afterlife netherworld governed by ghosts and demons.

They will then shake their heads in dismay and offer a shameful sigh.

5/8/2011 7:50:26 AM



I think future generations will look back and feel glad that they have super effective birth control that's widely available to all men and women, no matter their socioeconomic status. Hopefully. If the right stops bashing and illegalizing the one thing that could reduce the abortions they so loathe.

5/8/2011 8:02:20 AM



Social conservatives generally want the following:

1. No abortions
2. Abstinence-only sex-ed in schools if at all
3. Restricted access to contraceptives

Basically, we should just pretend that nobody has sex before marriage and the problems associated with unwanted pregnancies and STDs will go away.

5/8/2011 8:24:00 AM

Allegory for Jesus

"Someday I truly believe future generations of Americans will look back on us, especially policymakers, and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect vulnerable human life could have insisted and instead aggressively promoted death to children "

I don't know how politicians could have let these two wars happen either. Such needless bloodshed.

"“They will note with deep sadness, some of our politicians, while they talked about human rights, never lifted a finger to protect the most persecuted minority in the world:"

Yes, politicians weep endlessly about the harm they have done to the Jews. But they seemingly still don't care about blacks, Hispanics, women, Muslims, homosexuals, or "pagans" yet. One step at a time (?).


5/8/2011 8:32:11 AM



The funny thing is that, when we do it with other malignant practices(inquisition, extermination of Native Americans, wicht burning...........), they go ballistic and try to justify it. So, pretty much it will happen the same.

5/8/2011 8:32:27 AM



Originally posted by arctic knight

Are the GOP politicians so stupid as to not realize that there is already a law on the books preventing tax dollars from being used to fund abortions? This bill, if it is what it says it is, would be a redundant law since it is already illegal.

It’s not really stupidity as much as pure cynical political posturing. The Republicans are rather fond of trying to pass meaningless and redundant acts just so they can get the Democrats to vote against them. Then they got fresh ammo against the Dems when re-election comes up.

Of course I think the latest breed of Republican actually might be falling into that kind of stupidity. When a serious candidate for Congress can’t even understand the first freakin’ amendment, there is a big problem.

5/8/2011 8:37:48 AM

Doubting Thomas

I thought Christians were the most persecuted minority in the world?

5/8/2011 8:48:23 AM

Canadia

Haha, exploitation of their moms? Abortion is an incredibly unpleasant last resort that is meant to STOP moms from being exploited, sometimes through saving their lives with a baby they can't carry to term. Sometimes through allowing them to have an alternative to bringing a child they can't possibly provide for into the world, a child that, after it's born, you will most likely be fighting against the whole damn way to adulthood and probably afterward.

If society will note anything with deep sadness, some of our politicians will certainly come up, but it's doubtful that it will be for the reasons given.

5/8/2011 9:12:31 AM

Brendan Rizzo

“Someday I truly believe future generations of Americans will look back on us, especially policymakers, and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to educate its citizens could have insisted and instead aggressively promoted pseudoscience and a demonization of scientific theories.

“They will note with deep sadness, some of our politicians, while they talked about education standards, actively campaigned to regress the standards of science and education back to those of the Dark Ages.”

Fixed it for ya. It saddens me that fundies have so much more influence in America than they do in Europe. You European commenters have no idea how much I envy you all... why can't I have nice things? Why can't the United States have a good reputation internationally? Why must the most reprobate members of society have so much influence?

5/8/2011 9:40:38 AM

Zimmer

FUCK YOU, REPUBLICANS.

5/8/2011 10:09:33 AM



I think there is more exploration of mothers by forcing them to have a child they do not want, so you can be on your moral high horse.

Keep your hands off of my reproductive rights, or I will be happy to make sure you have no reproductive rights yourself.

5/8/2011 10:21:42 AM

emau99

The subtitle of the bill reads:
"To prohibit taxpayer funded abortions and to provide for conscience protections, and for other purposes."

Considering that taxpayer funded abortions are basically already outlawed by the Hyde amendment, I'd be very interested in what Rep. Smith considers to be "conscience protections" and specifically what "other purposes" he has in mind. They're not spelled out specifically in the version of the bill I read.

5/8/2011 10:23:21 AM

Zab

This is of course utter lunacy. I am certain that at least some people in future generations will have the ability to look at the whole world and the whole situation - not just see it through American conservative goggles.

Someone should tell stupid politicians like this that the problem isn't the legality and availability of abortion. People don't actually want to have abortions - they want to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place.

Looking at statistics from places with very liberal abortion policies and good sex education, you see much lower abortion rates than any of the more conservative areas of the US. In some European countries abortions are practically free and available into late term, but since sex isn't such a taboo subject people can be educated enough to avoid the need for an abortion in the first place. Hence, much fewer abortions, even though they are very easily available.

5/8/2011 10:31:59 AM
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