“Former governor of Arkansas, presidential candidate and admitted statutory rapist Ted Nugent-apologist Mike Huckabee said he wouldn’t rule out using federal troops to stop women from exercising their constitutionally protected right to terminate their own pregnancies.,” Tina Dupuy writes at delewareonline.com. “Because nothing says freedom more than a martial-forced birth.” And she’s off! . . .
Pro-lifers seem to revel in lamenting the fates of unwanted children, but are not holding marches at the steps of the Supreme Court to humanize foster care, reform adoption laws or give public assistance to families in crisis. They’re not holding vigils and prayer circles to increase funding to house abused or neglected children.
Hypocrites! In fact, Dupuy reckons that anti-abortionists should be pro-gun control. Like this . . .
But let’s say I’ve misjudged the pro-life movement. Let’s say they’re not currently using an activist’s hoax in hopes of sparking a moral panic alleging Planned Parenthood sells body parts. Let’s pretend abortion clinics haven’t been under constant “pro-life” terrorist attacks or threats. Ignore all the bombings and harassment, and forget that Dr. George Tiller wasn’t shot in the head while attending church. Let’s just take them at their word – that they really believe every life is sacred and they really care about children.
Then I welcome pro-lifers to join the anti-gun movement. There’s not as much raucous slut-shaming – but there are a lot of actual children dying. Pro-lifers can be more than just pro-birth. If it really is a moral conviction that life is sacred, then get out of women’s birth canals and grow up.
Not the most gracious of invitations, methinks. Dupuy seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that gun rights advocates are pro-life. Not only do they consider firearms an excellent way to defend innocent life from criminals and government tyranny, but they have the facts to back up their belief. The lowest estimate of annual defensive gun uses in America is 55k. The highest? Over two million.
It’s time to branch out. Time to stop using junk science to scare women and time to start rallying against the real death industry in this country: Gun manufacturers. If pro-lifers are incensed and galvanized by the falsehood that Planned Parenthood profits off death as a non-profit organization, why aren’t they furious arms dealers are legally immune to lawsuits thanks to an act of Congress? Gun makers and dealers have no liability, all profit and don’t screen for cancer.
So in case no one has offered it before now, pro-lifers, you’re invited to champion for stricter gun laws. You’d be a welcome addition to those who know the Second Amendment states the militia is well-regulated and not wholly deregulated.
Again, with the charm offensive. And speaking of offensive, how many pro-life, pro-gun types buy into the Supreme Court-torpedoed fallacy that the Second Amendment only protects militias, who can have their gun rights infringed upon by the government? How hard would it have been for Dupy to talk to a pro-gunner? I guess reaching out has its limits for those who are just pretending.