Sunday, January 22, 2006

the hypocrisy makes my brain hurt....

Bush has thus proclaimed today, January 22, 2006, National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

How coincidental. Today also happens to be the 33rd anniversary of Roe v Wade.
Can you be any more blatantly anti-choice???

Our Nation was founded on the belief that every human being has rights, dignity, and value. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we underscore our commitment to building a culture of life where all individuals are welcomed in life and protected in law.

America is making great strides in our efforts to protect human life. One of my first actions as President was to sign an order banning the use of taxpayer money on programs that promote abortion overseas. Over the past 5 years, I also have been proud to sign into law the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, and a ban on partial-birth abortion. In addition, my Administration continues to fund abstinence and adoption programs and numerous faith-based and community initiatives that support these efforts.

Of course, he doesn't really make good on this "sanctity of human life" line. His record isn't exactly stellar here.
There's a reason he was known as the Texecutioner. (Bush presided over more executions during his tenure as Texas governor than any other governor in the history of the US.)
And the sanctity of Iraqi lives? Pshaw. The 28,000+ civilians killed don't really count.
And of course, he doesn't really care about our own soldiers either, what with not giving them adequate body armour and such. Or the 2,224 US military who have already died in Iraq.

Or -- and this might be obvious -- the lives of women who have significant health and psychological risks associated with pregnancy. Better to let those stupid girls be punished for spreading their legs than to declare their lives as sanctified.

Bob Geiger has more on this.
As does Hoffmania.

(Hat tip, Pam at Pandagon)

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