Forcing a View Is Also Meddling
Barb Lamblin took Dusty Rhoades and the press to task in the Feb. 3 Pilot for their position on abortion.
She claims the press never publishes anything on abortion research that claims most people are not in favor of abortions. There is probably good reason why, as most of that research is flawed.
The researchers (and that includes the RNC) many times employed the “Do you still beat your wife?” method of asking questions. As an example, they would ask several questions pertaining to abortion and then finish with, “Do you favor abortion under any conditions?” You can be assured most people would say “No.” So the researchers would choose that answer and, lo and behold, out would come the report saying most people don’t approve of abortion.
Unfortunately, dedicated anti-abortionists have been using that data for years to justify blowing up clinics and killing doctors.
Lamblin goes on to say people are tired of government meddling in their private lives. That’s true, but they are also tired of church groups meddling in what is an extremely private matter — abortion. Abortion is a matter for a woman and her conscience and her God.
There are many of us who don’t belive abortion in the first trimester is taking a life. People such as Lamblin want to force their view on us. Although they proclaim they don’t want government meddling in their private lives, it’s OK for them to get that same government to write laws, and enforce them, to prohibit others to do with their bodies as they wish.
As far as the election in Massachusetts is concerned, I’m sure the people had more concerns about the economy and national debt than they did about abortion.
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