One of the innate hypocrisies of the Republican Party is their constant opposition against any useful regulations, but their near constant push to regulate women’s health clinics out of existence.
Now, everyone alive knows why they do it. The Republicans do it because they take marching orders from a collective of theofascists who follow political Christianity, and these followers of political Christianity are more concerned with “purity” than they are with “humanity.” They want to punish everyone, but women especially, who refuse to fit in the tiny niches they carve. To them, you only matter if you’re pre-born; once you’re born, you’re pre-dead and if you’re the wrong type of person, it can’t happen fast enough.
But if there’s one thing nobody ever accused the Republicans of being, it’s honest.
NBC Host Chuck Todd nailed Reince Priebus with this question on Sunday during Meet the Press, noting that “One of the things you don’t like a lot of is regulations on businesses. Except if the business is an abortion clinic.”
Todd noted that 80% of Texas’ women’s health clinics that offer abortion services could be forced to close as a result of Republican backed anti-abortion laws. “Too much regulation, is that fair?” Todd asked. “Why regulate on the abortion issue now [instead of waiting until] you win a fight in the Supreme Court and ban abortion altogether? Why restrict a business now in Texas?”
And Priebus’ response is textbook Republican dishonesty:
The fact of the matter is we believe that any woman that’s faced with an unplanned pregnancy deserves compassion, respect, counseling.
And as Todd pointed out, that “compassion” includes being forced to drive 2 to 300 miles.
Priebus, side stepping the issue, fired back, saying that Republicans were most concerned with “whether you ought to use taxpayer money to fund abortion.”
But using taxpayer money to pay for bombs that kill children and pregnant women overseas? No problems here; like I said, once you’re born, you’re pre-dead to them. It’s just a matter of how you die, and if they can twist it so it meets one of their goals.
Priebus also noted that it was just one of many different issues:
Obamacare, jobs, the economy, Keystone pipeline. So you can try to steer — talk about abortion again, but the fact is of the matter is, if you’re in Skagway, Alaska, you’re thinking about the fact of why my life isn’t better off today than it was when this senator was elected six years ago.
It’s funny he should mention Skagway in this context, since women in Skagway have to make trip longer than six hours to get to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic, and the trip includes a five-hour ferry ride.
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