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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:54 AM

First on CNN: GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platform(no exceptions for rape or incest)

Source: CNN

CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby

Tampa, Florida (CNN) - The Republican Party is once again set to enshrine into its official platform support for "a human life amendment" to the Constitution that would outlaw abortion without making explicit exemptions for rape or incest, according to draft language of the platform obtained exclusively by CNN late Monday.

"Faithful to the 'self-evident' truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed," the draft platform declares. "We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment's protections apply to unborn children."
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The party will reaffirm its opposition to federally-funded stem cell research and demand that the government "should not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage."

Republicans have also inserted a "salute" to states pushing "informed consent" laws - an apparent reference to ultrasound bills that have moved through some state legislatures - "mandatory waiting periods prior to an abortion, and health-protective clinic regulation."

Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/20/first-on-cnn-gop-prepares-tough-anti-abortion-platform/?hpt=hp_t2

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Reply First on CNN: GOP prepares tough anti-abortion platform(no exceptions for rape or incest) (Original post)
kpete Aug 2012 OP
JoePhilly Aug 2012 #1
southern_belle Aug 2012 #10
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #34
Ishoutandscream2 Aug 2012 #2
djean111 Aug 2012 #7
lucca18 Aug 2012 #29
Berlum Aug 2012 #3
still_one Aug 2012 #4
Coyotl Aug 2012 #5
docgee Aug 2012 #6
johnnyrocket Aug 2012 #8
drm604 Aug 2012 #40
sinkingfeeling Aug 2012 #9
ProfessionalLeftist Aug 2012 #11
VWolf Aug 2012 #18
LiberalEsto Aug 2012 #12
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #35
bushisanidiot Aug 2012 #13
yardwork Aug 2012 #14
neohippie Aug 2012 #16
GliderGuider Aug 2012 #15
ChairmanAgnostic Aug 2012 #17
slackmaster Aug 2012 #20
ChairmanAgnostic Aug 2012 #26
onehandle Aug 2012 #19
AngryOldDem Aug 2012 #21
mac56 Aug 2012 #22
JNelson6563 Aug 2012 #24
SunSeeker Aug 2012 #37
mac56 Aug 2012 #39
bucolic_frolic Aug 2012 #23
elbloggoZY27 Aug 2012 #25
Hubert Flottz Aug 2012 #27
high density Aug 2012 #28
JDPriestly Aug 2012 #30
Swede Atlanta Aug 2012 #31
Flatpicker Aug 2012 #32
drm604 Aug 2012 #42
blkmusclmachine Aug 2012 #33
SunSeeker Aug 2012 #36
Kablooie Aug 2012 #38
drm604 Aug 2012 #41

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:56 AM

1. That should win them the female vote.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:10 AM

10. +1 n/t

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 11:27 PM

34. The GOP is probably working on banning women from voting:

Problem solved.


Burquas for one !! Burquas for all !!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:59 AM

2. The true definition of insanity

And arrogance as well. They really think they can win on a platform such as this. Utter insane, arrogant fools.

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Response to Ishoutandscream2 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:04 AM

7. I am afraid they think they WILL win by controlling who can vote

and how (and if) votes are counted. That's the only reason I can think of as to why they are so openly and smugly sociopathic.

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Response to djean111 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:39 PM

29. Agree!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:00 AM

3. The Inner Totalitarian of Republicanism is oozing out all over the place

Republicans hate freedom, women, the truth, and America. They have sure made that plain.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:01 AM

4. It has to get a lot more coverage than on a can blog /nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:02 AM

5. Obviously, humans evolved to hunt and gather

not to think

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:02 AM

6. If they keep moving right, maybe they will just fall off their flat earth. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:06 AM

8. They've had this platform since the 70's, IT NEVER MATTERS!

Women still vote for Republicans. This has always perplexed me.

No one sees the controversy nor the extreme nature of the Republican position on this. I just don't get it.

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Response to johnnyrocket (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 10:22 AM

40. I think they thought that Roe versus Wade would protect them.

Hopefully they'll now realize that the ruling is in jeopardy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:09 AM

9. Bet they'll run Akin for president in 2016.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:31 AM

11. Republicans "assert the sanctity of human life" .... UNLESS YOU'RE A WOMAN.


If you're a corporation, you're OK.

If you're a non-viable zygote, you're OK.

If you're a woman, drop DEAD, bitch.

Your life is worthless. You exist as an incubator for the children of rapists (unless of course you were "legitimately" raped).

You have no value beyond that.

WHO defines weather you were "legitimately" or "forcibly" raped?

YOUR RAPISTS do.

"Love",

GOP

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:55 AM

18. ... or a child, or a soldier, or a member of the 99%, etc, etc, etc

These people disgust me.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:34 AM

12. Looks like the Taliban has infiltrated the Tea Party nt

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 11:29 PM

35. Tea Party/GOP = The American Taliban

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:34 AM

13. That's it, republicans. Triple down on the crazy talk.

I think every time President Obama talks about his support for women, the republicans will move in the OPPOSITE direction just to spite him and show there's a clear difference between the parties. They are too stupid to see that they are only driving voters to our party.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:35 AM

14. What a brilliant strategy for the Republicans. This will lock up the aging male chauvinist vote.

Everybody else will be appalled, but I guess the Republicans figure that they can win by appealing to people who are exactly like them.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:43 AM

16. sadly a minority view like this can win with voter apathy

as more and more citizens refuse to participate in elections because they are disgusted with the two parties, and feel like their vote no longer counts the religious right can win with unpopular views with a small minority that gets the vote out consistently. The Christian right has been very effective and is really starting to push for a total abortion ban and won't give up, where as, third party voters, and voters who drop out of the system in a way will contribute to their success

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:39 AM

15. I'd call them savages, but that would be an insult to savages. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:48 AM

17. do you suggest CNN actually BROKE a story correctly? Wow. what a change.

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Response to ChairmanAgnostic (Reply #17)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:23 AM

20. It could just be a lucky guess by CNN

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #20)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:03 PM

26. They are certainly overdue with those.

Having been consistently wrong so often before.

Geez, my grammarian errors. I feels like I am in redstate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:14 AM

19. Wake up, young women of America. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #19)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:29 AM

21. I have two daughters

One is a year away from graduating college, and the other is in junior high. My deepest wish for them right now is that they will someday have the means to leave this country for good. I fear for them both in this society. My son, who is gay, has definite plans to leave once he gets his undergrad degree.

I hope that when people fully realize the implications of what the GOP wants to do, they will wake up and vote accordingly in November. But I truly doubt it, and that saddens and scares me tremendously.

My family, in essence, is not welcome here anymore.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:33 AM

22. No one figures out that if the GOP was serious about banning abortion

they would have done it when the controlled the WH, the Supremes, and Congress. Nothing would have stopped them.

The answer? They're not serious about it at all. And not out of respect for women or reproductive rights. Oh no. They know that it's an effective wedge issue, red meat for their base. (see also: gay marriage, guns, immigration)

The GOP will never ban abortion. It's too valuable for them.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #22)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 03:06 PM

24. Yes, the goose that laid the golden egg.

No one ever kills one once they find it!

Julie

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Response to mac56 (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:15 AM

37. They are serious now; they're about to shut down the only abortion clinic in Mississippi.

And with the huge rightward lurch of the Republican party since 2008 alone, they have done a lot to reduce the availability of abortion. We are just one Supreme Court justice away from it being banned altogether.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #37)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 09:50 AM

39. No doubt they are taking steps to restrict it.

But an outright ban? Again I ask: if they want to ban it altogether, why didn't they do so when they ran the table?

I suspect that if the Teabillies ever have their way and the GOP took meaningful steps to ban abortion, it may actually galvanize moderate Republicans to step up and tell the Teabillies where to get off.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 10:35 AM

23. An Insidious Bondage of Conformity to GOP Ideology

So will GOP pay for all these unwanted children?

No. GOP will cut Medicaid, Food Stamps, Social Security, etc.

And GOP will deregulate so these unwanted children can wallow
in toxic air, water, food

And GOP will cut education so these unwanted children can be
dumb as GOP

So bred GOP can support GOP to breed more GOP

An Insidious Culture of Bondage and Conformity to GOP Ideology


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:29 PM

25. Unbelievable

 

This has been an uglified approach to women's rights by the GOP for ever. It is an Agenda that will not go away anytime soon. I personally believe every women has a right to chose by herself or her family what actions she or they believe in as to Reproduction Rights and Decisions. I have no problem with the Right to Life citizens as long as they do not interfere with my Rights.

That is why we are Americans and have the kind of freedoms we have. A whole lot of people fought over many years so we could have this really great Country. It is why the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States.

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America".

Some really powerful Words that are being Trampled on by one Party that thinks it resides in a one cultural society where wrongly they are out of touch.

So from a guy who fought for this Country I cannot disagree more with the ideas or agenda of the GOP.

The United States is a multi-cultural country made up of a whole lot of cultures, races, religions, gender and opinions and surely not a one dimensional society like the GOP wants.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:07 PM

27. #%&* them!

I worry more about "another Pearl Harbor" or my home being taken by some bankster, than I do about someone else having an abortion.

The bastards don't have anything else to talk about so they trot out their family values dead horse to beat on. Okay, let's talk about Pervert Senators in Airport Bathrooms, Shitty Diapers, Bondage Bars and Newt's and probably Mitt's many wives!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:31 PM

28. "Sanctity of human life"

The GOP loves life so much that they're trying to kill all of our social safety nets that help improve the quality of life. Makes sense to me!

I take it Republicans plan to set up some sort of fund to help raise all of these unwanted kids that are now going to be brought into the world after abortions are gone?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 06:43 PM

30. Are they going to state what punishment they plan to mete out to women

who have abortions?

A ban has to be enforced. How would they do that?

That's the rub.

What they really want is "education" about pregnancy and abortions for women, and Obama's ACA is the best guarantee that will happen.

Ask them how they plan to enforce this ban on abortion?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 08:56 PM

31. I am pro-life to the extent this means.................

 

(1) Women have the right to make independent and un-coerced (e.g. forced ultrasound) decisions about their bodies
(2) Pregnancies are the result of two individuals that seek to create a new life
(3) Individuals engaged in sexual relations have a responsibility to prevent pregnancy through any number of forms of birth control
(4) Individuals do not use abortion including the morning after pill as a remedy to "oops" the night before
(5) We agree that to the extent individuals will be bringing these children to term we will ensure they have adequate pre-natal care, competent deliveries, pediatric care, a safe and secure home with adequate nourishment, love, etc., access to a quality education
(6) We focus on the prospective aptitude of all citizens
(7) We provide quality and affordable health care for ALL citizens
(8) We devolve the focus on incarceration for many crimes with an introspection on what causes drive these crimes - read - fix the problem (e.g. lack of reasonable options)
(9) We eliminate the death penalty as a primitive and unacceptable form of social justice

I could think of others but these are those that come to mind.....

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 09:58 PM

32. Look

I'm male and I have no dog in this fight.

So Women, if this is what you want. If you want to be treated as if you are nothing, then vote Republican.
The Democrats aren't perfect, but, they are a lot better than this.

Maybe I'm tired today, but, there's no point in fighting for something that isn't wanted.
( I spent some time talking to a few "go with the flow" female friends today. Most of them are going to vote Rethug, because their husbands are Rethug supporters.)

Damned of I can understand it.

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Response to Flatpicker (Reply #32)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 10:31 AM

42. If there are any women in your life that you care about

then you do have a dog in this fight.

If you care about what's right and just, then you do have a dog in this fight.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Aug 21, 2012, 11:22 PM

33. GOP: The American Taliban

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:09 AM

36. No, CNN, the word is "extreme," not "tough."

I am so sick of the MSM's euphemisms for what the Repukes are doing.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 01:59 AM

38. Welp, Romney's taxes are last week's news. It's all double down on anti-abortion this week.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 10:29 AM

41. I think they're depending on the new vote suppression laws

to keep the undesirable element out of the polls.

Women are one of the groups that can be most impacted by ID laws laws because they often change their names and in consequence don't always have the same name on every document.

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