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BridgeTheGap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:54 AM
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Are cheap smokes pro-life?
Since smoking kills 440,000 Americans a year, it can hardly be called pro-life.

Yet a good many lawmakers who describe themselves as strongly pro-life are also committed to keeping cigarettes cheap and, therefore, easily available to kids.

This curiosity of Kentucky politics came to mind while reading a recent post by political writer Pat Crowley of The Kentucky Enquirer: "Chamber clashing with lawmakers over taxes."

You might assume that the Chamber of Commerce, which looks out for business, would be against higher taxes while lawmakers, who are supposed to look out for everyone, would be trying to raise some money to patch the state's gaping budgetary wounds.

But you'd be wrong.

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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:00 AM
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1. People who are merely anti-choice are not "pro-life"
They are also often pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-pollution, and generally anti-human.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:24 AM
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2. Yep, what the first person said
"Life", for them, ends at birth

they don't even care that pregnant women could be endangering the lives/health of their babies by smoking...or being exposed to secondhand smoke

or crappy air in general

or dirty, chemical-filled drinking water

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