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Showing posts from March, 2005

Pro Life Kiss of Death

The Terri Schiavo drama has fired up just about everyone in the country, from religious conservatives, to federalism proponents, to marital rights advocates, and the political implications have been huge. One thing, however, is for certain: Terri Schiavo's case paints the perfect picture of how the Bush's as well as other congressional pro-lifers really do care about their cause. Listening to banter a few months ago about how people were voting for George Bush because he would end abortion made me laugh because of the track record Republicans have had when it comes to those types of issues, and the most recent front page headlines fall right in line.

The litigation and legislation surrounding the Terri Schiavo case has been a no-win situation for either Democrats or Republicans. Former states rightists have pushed for federal jurisdiction to cover the case and gone against popular opinion of America. Sure they've shored up support with the religious conservative base... but…