The Democrats are
trying to "reframe" their message to make people think
they believe abortion is wrong. I think this is going to be a
hard sell if they plan to continue ferociously defending abortion-on-demand
right up until the moment the baby's head is through the birth
The New York Times and The Washington Post have
recently run op-eds by liberals calling for Democrats to abandon
their single-minded devotion to Roe v. Wade.
In the Post,
Cohen said it was time for liberals to "untether abortion
rights from Roe." Cohen admitted that conservatives (and
"some liberals," he claimed implausibly) have a point
when they say abortion ought to be decided by the states. This
is another way of saying abortion is not a constitutional right.
Kate Michelman: Call your abortion mill!
New York Times, William Saletan gently counseled feminists
that it was time to admit: "It's bad to kill a fetus."
And they say liberals have no values!
Even Jimmy Carter,
the Democrats' idea of an Evangelical Christian, has allowed that
"I don't believe that Christ would approve of abortions."
(Though Carter added that Christ would approve of abortion if
"the mother's life or health was seriously endangered or
the pregnancy resulted from rape or incest" — or if
Jesus really, really needed the feminists to vote for him.)
It's been a long time
coming, but the Democrats are finally throwing the NARAL ladies
off the boat.
One by one, the Democratic
Party keeps having to abandon all the insane positions that have
made it the funny, silly party we've come to know and love.
The gun control fanatics
were thrown overboard after President Bill Clinton and a Democratic
Congress passed the 1994 crime bill that banned so-called "assault
weapons" — i.e., otherwise completely legal semiautomatic
weapons that looked scary to Dianne Feinstein.
As a result, the Democrats
lost Congress for the first time in 40 years and lost the South
forever. When is the last time you heard a Democrat use the words
In 1995, the new Republican
Congress sent a welfare reform bill to Clinton, a man who had
campaigned on "mend it, don't end it" and then refused
to do anything about it.
Not one Democrat resigned
from the Clinton administration when Clinton turned out to be
molesting the help and committing lots of felonies. But a whole
slew of them resigned to protest Clinton's signing the Republicans'
welfare reform bill.
You never hear a peep
out of Democrats anymore about restoring government welfare programs
to their former glory.
Now it's the abortion
informed feminists in his Times column:
"You can tell
yourself that the pro-choice majority stayed home in the last
election, or that they voted on other issues, or that Democrats
botched the debate. But those excuses are getting tired. Sixteen
years ago, as the behavior of voters and politicians showed, abortion
was clearly a winning issue for you. Now it isn't. You have a
It's finally happened:
Abortion stopped a bleeding heart.
I guess Sandra
Day O'Connor's demand that "the contending sides" on
abortion "end their national division" and accept the
court's diktat in Roe didn't work out for her.
As Abraham Lincoln
said of another moral blight on the nation supported by Democrats:
You can "repeal the Declaration of Independence — repeal
all past history — you still cannot repeal human nature.
It will still be the abundance of man's heart, that slavery extension
is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will
continue to speak."
Or, as Justice
Antonin Scalia said, the court's refusal to overrule the lawless
Roe decision would not stand because of "the twin
facts that the American people love democracy and the American
people are not fools."
liberals backing away from Roe, apparently the last group
of people on Earth to realize the Supreme Court's abortion jurisprudence
is a catastrophe is going to be the Supreme Court.
2006 Ann Coulter
by Universal Press Syndicate