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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 02:20 PM
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Bush policy adviser would support jail for doctors who performed abortions
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/New_Bush_domestic_pol...

On a PBS program aired this weekend and taped in April, new Bush domestic policy adviser Karl Zinsmeister told the host that he would personally support doctors being jailed for performing abortions, RAW STORY has discovered.

Zinsmeister, President George W. Bush's newly appointed chief Domestic Policy Advisor, gave the interview prior to his White House appointment. Zinsmeister was appointed May 24.

Asked if he would "feel comfortable putting a doctor in jail for performing a procedure that a woman wants?" Zinsmeister said, "sure," while noting that he supported some limitations in cases of rape or incest.

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ZINSMEISTER: Sure. No, again, I have a definition that had some exceptions for rape and incest where there could be real psychological damage to the mother. But yeah, Ben, I mean, you know, if a Ghanan immigrant wants to have a clitorectomy done by a doctor on his daughter, I would also send him to jail for that. There are places we have to draw lines and I don't pretend to, you know, have the only answer in this area. I understand that's a contentious area but I think the larger point that you have to have some boundaries is an important one. And my own preference is not to have these rules and these laws that externally oppress people, but instead incorporate these inside people, to have them decide for themselves that they would rather get married than have children without being married; to have them decide for themselves that they'd rather put their child up for adoption rather than have an abortion. You do that in a slow organic process by encouraging and teaching and leading people to try to make more socially constructive choices, and religion is a very important tool for doing that. It's, for instance, we know it's one of the best ways to get off of drugs; it's one of the best ways, one of the only ways that's had any affect in getting people form becoming repeat criminals when they get out of prison. You can't coerce this, you can't press people. It has to be sincere.



Two words for Mr. Spinmeister:


F U C K .. Y O U

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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 02:23 PM
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1. totalitarian christofreaks.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-17-06 12:33 AM
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6. Check out Spinmeister's previous writing on religion
http://www.taemag.com/issues/articleID.19105/article_de...

And, oh, btw, while Spinmeister was editor-in-chief at American Enterprise Institute (and still is), he published works from gay male prostitute Jeff Gannon:
http://mediamatters.org/items/200502170003

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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 02:25 PM
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2. There's nothing I love better than a guy who thinks it's okay to
be in charge of my body. A guy who will never experience pregnancy. A guy who will never have to raise a child alone. A guy who will not feel the agony of putting a child up for adoption. Get the hell out of our uteri!
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 02:27 PM
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3. But, but...
there is such a shortage of doctors, thanks to all those "frivolous lawsuits"!
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 07:01 PM
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5. And all they want to do is "practice their love"
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-16-06 02:34 PM
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4. Another totalitarian theofascist bastard named KKKarl.
Well, ol' KKKarl is just more than welcome to FUCK OFF!!!


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