[P]MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell doesn't seem to take that idea into any kind of consideration before throwing an estrogen-laden hissy-fit.
"'They don’t seem to notice that fake libertarian Ron Paul takes the most anti-libertarian position on women’s reproductive rights. The fake libertarian does not dare say a word that violates the Republican Party line on abortion. Not one word,' [O'Donnell] added, putting special emphasis on his last sentence, as though speaking to a child."
Of course he's anti-abortion, you bleeding idiot! He's a freakin' medical doctor, one who has done prenatal care and delivered babies! He isn't taken in by the propaganda that a baby is just a clump of parasitic cells preying on the life of the woman who happens to carry the blight. He knows the heart starts beating at about 5 weeks, and babies start moving sometime between 8 and 10 weeks (both of mine were wiggling in their first sonograms at about 8-9 weeks, even if I didn't feel it until about 13 weeks, and only if I focused). And babies can survive, with help, as early as 23.5 weeks (out of 40).
Ron Paul isn't looking at abortion from a political perspective. He's looking at it from the perspective of a member of the medical community, and as someone who hasn't let ideology blind his heart.
Even though I don't like a lot of his politics, I can't help but respect him for this stance. Because I used to be pro-choice--until I got pregnant with my imp, and saw him on the sonogram monitor for the first time with his heart beating and little arms and legs waving wildly.
I cannot imagine how anyone who knows how babies develop could possibly be willing to kill them for their own convenience.
And I thank God every day, for the sake of those who made that mistake, that mercy and forgiveness aren't earned, but given as a gift.
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