Round 1 – Republicans win on the First Amendment
A few weeks ago, President Obama, Kathleen Sebelius and Health and Human Services came out with the announcement that America’s churches would be forced to buy contraceptives and chemical abortions for the employees staffing their various outreach ministries.
As church goers know, the ministries are part of the Church and cannot be separated any more than the Sunday school classes can be separated from the main service. My home Church provides ministry’s with staff workers that provide a place for the homeless to stay, the poor to eat, men dealing with alcoholism to get away and a pregnancy center for unwed mothers to live and work.
Although the church is protestant, I can tell you that they will not be enthused about funding chemical abortions by government mandate in violation of the First Amendment.
This entire issue was caused by the Obama Administration’s intent to put politics before the Constitution. Republicans, as the defenders of the Constitution, easily won round 1, standing up for religious liberties.
Round 2 – Democrats win by making this about Contraception
After Obama backed off his hard-line stance, he began getting cover from the left.
But something strange happened. It was historically different, as republicans have always been better at controlling the 24-news cycle narrative. Democrats, out of thin air, created a narrative that stuck — that this was about contraception.
Although not ONE SINGLE Washington Republican was on record opposing contraception, the democrats started pounding out the talking points that their was a “war on women.” Since then, democrats opinion makers have ran with it without looking back.
Round 3 – The Republicans war on women
Democrats found their narrative and figured the truth wouldn’t matter if they could drive their point home. Their must have been DNC talking points going out because all of these “leaders” were following the same command.
“The Republican War on Women” – Huffington Post, 2/15/2012
“One Million Strong Against the Republican war on women” – Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, online fundraiser page
“Republicans Wage War on Women” – The Baltimore Sun, 2/28/2012
“The GOP’s War on Women makes me feel ‘unwelcome in my hometown'”, The Raw Story, 03/07/2012
“War on women” phrased used by Ed Schultz on MSDNC on 03/08/12; Shultz conducted a dial in “poll” on 2/17 asking “Will the Republicans war on women hurt them at the polls?”
“We`re back with the impact the GOP war on women‘s right”, stated by Al Sharpton on his MSNBC television program on 03/02/12
“The GOP war on birth control” – written by Rachael Maddow on the Washington Post, 02/10/12
“The Republican war on women.” – in an E-mail soliciting signatures and money to donors by House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi
The question really is finding a Democrat opinion-maker who hasn’t used the poll tested phrase in recent weeks. There has been a truly concerted effort to lie to America’s women about republicans in order to have a monopoly over women voters in 2012. This in the wake of ultra conservatives like Rick Santorum on this issue who said he had no interest and would not overturn contraception laws.
Why are democrats repeating this mantra? It is simple, they are slowly losing on abortion.
The pro-life movement has had their rear ends handed to them in the national public square over the past few weeks. First came Komen for the Cure who, through cowardice has alienated both pro-aborts and pro-lifers. Second, came Obama’s abortion and contraception mandate. Then dems successfully lied and even got Bob McDonnell to quake in his boots over Virginia’s informed consent ultrasound bill. Nationally, there hasn’t been much to celebrate. Currently, they are trying to take down Rush Limbaugh over his verbal misstep. But the real story is that pro-aborts know they are losing ground.
In 2011, only 600 bills meant to protect women and their unborn children were introduced in state legislatures.
In 2012, over 1,000 bills have been introduced to protect women and the unborn. Over 60 of those bills have become law.
The reality is that democrats are on the wrong side of a moral issue that history will judge them for. They have big money, media mega phones, celebrities and our nation’s leaders all opposing the protection of life.
After the first 20 or 30 years of watching Washington republicans lie about how they were going to change it, people started changing it at the state level.
What scares democrats is that unlike issues like the Iraq war, support hasn’t come from the top-down. Right wing, TV, radio and print media almost never discuss abortion. Yet, there is an all out assault on the taking of life at the state level. This is a grassroots movement across the entire US and with all of their vast resources, democrats have only been able to pick and choose which fights to take up. The wave of pro-life legislation is too great.
The “war on women” nonsense has been a concerted effort to turn public opinion against local lawmakers so that they can once again gain pro-abort majorities in the state houses.
The Democrat War on Women
Republican pro-life legislation is the only thing protecting America’s women from abortion clinics that aren’t regulated by the same standards of cleanliness as hospitals.
Pro-life legislation is the only thing clamping down on late-term abortions, which if mishandled, can easily puncture a woman’s uterus, rendering her unable to bear future children.
It is the only thing standing between women and the chance of increased breast cancer being linked to abortions.
It is the only thing standing between women and Post Abortion Syndrome.
Republicans are the only thing standing between the Democrat’s zest for abortion rights and the hundreds of thousands of baby girls and future women of America that will be aborted in 2012.
There hasn’t been one republican that has attacked women. Santorum hasn’t. Congressional republicans haven’t. Rush Limbaugh hasn’t attacked women.
The attack on women is coming from the left side of the aisle in their concerted effort to mislead women on the facts of abortion and the facts about the laws being passed.
Pro-life activists have not been phased by their defeats. They are more emboldened than ever. With a million babies terminated each year, they have nothing to lose. Pro-aborts are worried for good reason.