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Monday, November 9, 2009

Abortion, Pell Grants, and Capital Punishment

Let's see if we can get this correct...
God says "Thou shall not kill," therefore abortion is murder. That is why you can not under the current health care reform bill, receive federal money for any insurance company that covers abortions for any circumstances except rape or incest.
If you will need an abortion, you must buy private insurance that does cover abortion, without using your government provided tax credit, and you must pay for that out of pocket.
Now, since you typically don't know that you are going to have an abortion until it is time to have an abortion, I suppose just to be safe, all females, upon the onset of menstruation, should go ahead and prophylactically purchase abortion insurance, you know, just in case. Besides, you never know when you won't be able to prove that you were a rape victim.
I can't even prove to St. Edward School that I attended their institution for 5 years. They still say they have no record of me - even though I have yearbooks and class photos and report cards signed by teachers... I'm just saying, sometimes proof is harder to obtain than it sounds.

So what it boils down to is that the wealthy women, the ones who plan ahead of time and know they will one day need an abortion so they do go ahead and purchase the separate insurance with their money that was not provided by the government tax credit will be allowed to kill their babies, but the poor women, the ones who can't afford the separate, private insurance will just have to keep on trying to make ends meet, only with yet another mouth to feed.

OK, I get it, the rich reap the benefits and the poor get it in the can. That's nothing new.

Now, next up: God sent the guy to kill the abortion doctor in order to protect all the innocent babies. But I thought murder was wrong. Right? No?
And while we're at it, you know the DC Sniper guy is due to be executed tomorrow. I wonder if all the Republican, anti-choice, God- said -don't- kill -so- abortion- is -wrong! people will show up to protest his execution? Oh no, wait, they are the same ones that are pro- capital punishment. But murder is murder and God said "thou shall not kill," right? No?
Oy vey! I'm so confused already!

Moving right along: I've decided that I don't want any of my tax dollars to be used to pay for some college student who is getting a degree in theology. It goes against the principals of separation of church and state, I don't believe in funding a religious education with federal tax dollars, and this is my personal belief. So from now on, my taxes can not fund any Pell grants that have been awarded to theology or other religious studies majors.
I also don't agree with the murder of innocent lives, so I would like to stipulate that none of my tax dollars be used to fund any war effort, in any manner. Got it? Thanks.
Huh? What's that? I don't get to say where my tax dollars get spent? What? You gotta be kidding me? But what's all this about not wanting tax dollars to be spend on abortions being a legitimate complaint? How come they got to stipulate how their tax dollars will, or in this case will not be spent, but I don't?
Is anyone else as confused as I am?

5 cookies cracked:

Karen said...

Your argument is interesting. If we could only truly decide how our tax money was spent. I wouldn't waste a single additional cent on this Universal Health Care stuff. But unless we want to renounce citizenship and move to St. Kits, we have to deal with our system of government.

It is St. Kits that takes all the former US citizen who renounce, right? I am too lazy to look it up right now.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I am not gonna argue with karen, but, um, wtf is wrong with universal health care? People dying whikle insurance companies get rich is a MUCH BETTER idea eh?

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Fortune Cookies said...

Anonymous, I'd love to write to you, but since you are Anonymous, I can't. Don't apologize for your opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. In my opinion, you are wrong if you disagree with me, but that is OK for you.
What, may I ask, do you not agree with, precisely?

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