PELOSI: Waterboarding: BAD. Partial-Birth-Abortion: GOOD. Any Questions?

nancypelosi2jpgIt is common knowledge that Nancy Pelosi believes that waterboarding is torture.  Last week she was actively urging Pres. Obama to create a truth commission investigating the use of waterboarding and other techniques that some define as torture.  Of course that was before it was made known (again) that she knew about the enhanced interrogation techniques back in 2002 and made no formal protest of any magnitude on the matter.

Now herein lies the ultimate dichotomy.  Let’s rewind back to 2004 when Pelosi issued the following on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban:

“When President Bush signed the so-called ‘Partial-Birth Abortion Ban’ into law, he became the first President in history to ban a safe and medically-accepted medical procedure. It was a deliberate attack on reproductive health care and a violation of women’s privacy and their right to make their own decisions.

“This misguided law puts women’s health in serious danger because it fails to contain an exception for what is best for the health of a woman, a principle that was established by the Supreme Court in Carhart v. Stenberg.



“Clearly, President Bush and politicians should not be making medical decisions. A woman, in consultation with her family, her doctor, and her clergy, is best qualified to make those decisions. Instead of banning medically-safe procedures, Congress should focus on providing a broad range of reproductive options for women, including family planning, contraception, and healthy childbearing.”

How is that Pelosi (and others I’m sure) can stand so passionately against the use of waterboarding (at least now) and yet condone one of the most brutal attrocities that existed in our society before President Bush banned it in 2003?  It is mind boggling to be quite honest.  And did you see the use of the word “safe” in her statement? Certainly she is not referring to the infant.

Waterboarding is done with such care as to not endanger the life of the prisoner (which is why it can be done over 83 times to the same prisoner), yet partial birth abortion is done…well, in an opposite manner to say the least.  And the point of waterboarding is to extract information that will SAVE lives – not destroy them.

For emphasis I am including this illustrated video created to demonstrate how one doctor performed partial birth abortions.  Even though it’s illustrated, it’s still DIFFICULT to watch so use  your own discretion.

I’ll never understand how one person can make such issue of techniques that never endanger the life of someone and yet pursue with such vigor the right to kill someone – except to call it political expediency.

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OMG! This should be abandoned! That’s brutal!

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So you're ok with murder to ease her pain? The problem is that abortion is murder anyway you look at it. Am I diminishing the pain and shame of a woman who has been raped? No…I think it's a profound and painful emotional experience. But where do you draw the line? Maybe every woman who get's raped should be able to kill her accuser? I'd be more for that than taking an innocent life.

To justify taking a life because a woman was raped is unacceptable. Besides, you discount any thing good coming from that child's birth.

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StereoID

Yeah… never thought about it, but as you present the issue here, you are so right… I'm a man and I my back gets very icecold when I think that my wife could get raped and left pregnant… This is a real issue here and I think that abortion should be a right that woman has…
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OneChanceOneLife
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OneChanceOneLife

Imagine this dear Larry: a woman gets raped and she is pregnant after that rape. If she wants to abort pregnancy, who are you or anyone else to tell her or even worse, forbid her to abort that “child”. Abortion is a very serious problem that needs to be taken care of from all perspectives.

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Imagine this dear Larry: a woman gets raped and she is pregnant after that rape. If she wants to abort pregnancy, who are you or anyone else to tell her or even worse, forbid her to abort that “child”. Abortion is a very serious problem that needs to be taken care of from all perspectives.

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Larry
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Larry

How much IQ is required to prevent pregnancy? More than 10?

Larry
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Larry

How much IQ is required to prevent pregnancy? More than 10?

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David K Kyle

The murder of any human being is not a matter of choice and privacy has nothing to do with it. Many people are murdered in private and the government comes in as they rightfully should and arrest the individual responsible.
I would also be interested to know since when does Pelosi think abortion is a family matter when they do everything they can to keep an underage girl from having to bring her parents into the decision.
Most abortions are also not decided on with a medical doctor but an abortion counselor who gets paid to sell abortions and will get bonuses for the number they sell.
The abortion debate to the liberals is nothing more than a billion dollar a year joke that is costing the lives of over a million children a year and causing harm to the women that have them.

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David K Kyle

The murder of any human being is not a matter of choice and privacy has nothing to do with it. Many people are murdered in private and the government comes in as they rightfully should and arrest the individual responsible.
I would also be interested to know since when does Pelosi think abortion is a family matter when they do everything they can to keep an underage girl from having to bring her parents into the decision.
Most abortions are also not decided on with a medical doctor but an abortion counselor who gets paid to sell abortions and will get bonuses for the number they sell.
The abortion debate to the liberals is nothing more than a billion dollar a year joke that is costing the lives of over a million children a year and causing harm to the women that have them.

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Greg E

I don’t think that Pelosi has a stand on any issue unless it will keep her in office. Politicians on the far left are tearing this country into 2 halves just to satisfy their political goals. She swings any way that keeps votes tucked away in her desk. I can’t count the lies, hatred and hypocrisy that she has spewed out over the past few years. The Democrats are in power and are failing miserably, so what does she do, she reopens investigations to blame everything on the Bush administration. More tax dollars are being spent on history than creating jobs for people to get back on their feet. She is a worthless politician that is destroying the country and takes no personal responsibility for anything that is happening under her command. What type of voter can honestly keep her in office after taking a good look at her accomplishments… Read more »

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Greg E

I don’t think that Pelosi has a stand on any issue unless it will keep her in office. Politicians on the far left are tearing this country into 2 halves just to satisfy their political goals. She swings any way that keeps votes tucked away in her desk. I can’t count the lies, hatred and hypocrisy that she has spewed out over the past few years. The Democrats are in power and are failing miserably, so what does she do, she reopens investigations to blame everything on the Bush administration. More tax dollars are being spent on history than creating jobs for people to get back on their feet. She is a worthless politician that is destroying the country and takes no personal responsibility for anything that is happening under her command. What type of voter can honestly keep her in office after taking a good look at her accomplishments… Read more »

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That is a very good point that I have not considered. I have heard the lame argument that why be against abortion but for capital punishment. Capital punishment is not the taking of an innocent life. Waterboarding under highly controlled circumstances high level terrorists for the purpose of preventing mass murder is morally justified. Killing a baby capable of living outside the womb is not justified. If the left wants a moral debate, lets have one.

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That is a very good point that I have not considered. I have heard the lame argument that why be against abortion but for capital punishment. Capital punishment is not the taking of an innocent life. Waterboarding under highly controlled circumstances high level terrorists for the purpose of preventing mass murder is morally justified. Killing a baby capable of living outside the womb is not justified. If the left wants a moral debate, lets have one.

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