Hardline Republicans: Arrogance, Greed & Disregard for Human Life
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The post below: “Perish if you wish; I’m safe” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) is an antique. However, it has not lost its relevance. I am deeply shocked by extremist Republicans who are making pronouncements as though they were experts.
Birth control and abortions are questions for a woman to discuss with her doctor. There are times when a responsible doctor will not think it advisable for a patient to carry a child. Moreover, choosing whether or not to carry a child is a woman’s right.
Recently, while researching human rights, I discovered that to force a woman to carry child is a violation of human rights. I was looking for information on a different subject and cannot remember what the subject was. It may have been the use of chemical weapons. At any rate, I will search again.
But, when I look at my mother’s life, I grieve. Her first children were relatively healthy, but she lost a very large a number of children to a congenital blood disease. Every year she bore a child who did not stand a chance of surviving. The parish priest would not allow her to skip a year. She would have been refused communion.
As for her doctors, every dead child was a corpse they could study in their attempts to cure my father and one sister who were victims of this disease. We buried a child every year. Given such circumstances, one reaches the “age of reason” prematurely and feels considerable compassion for those who suffer.
Narrow-minded Republicans should remember that too many people have died because insurance companies considered their illness a pre-existing condition. That was greed, but it was also disregard of human life. Americans have a right to affordable health care.
And now, extremist Republicans are concocting a possible global economic recession because they oppose Affordable Health Care. How were these individuals elected into office?
However, there’s progress. This is the latest:
- Meet the ten hardline conservatives who are really controlling the GOPs government shutdown (rawstory.com)
- GOP aims to profit off the suffering of others (bangordailynews.com)
- During the Obama Presidency Republicans Have Not Made a Single Concession to Help People (politicususa.com)
- The Ten Hardline Conservatives Pulling the Strings of the GOP Shutdown (billmoyers.com)
- Hardline Republicans: Arrogance, Greed & Disregard for Human Life (michelinewalker.com)