Liberals all must read the same misinfo. Where have we heard it before that the Dems are more "pro-life" because they love poor people more than others do and want to give them more money than Republicans do. Moreover, Dems assert that American poor children don't get adequate healthcare because of REpublicans.
My observation of poor people in the USA has been upclose and personal. I have a friend who raised some children by herself. She was forever going to the ER with them and accumulating duplicate meds for various common ailments and stock piling them on top of the frig and never looking to see if any of them would treat the newest cold virus and symptoms that afflicted her family frequently--but would instead call for new RX's when she already had meds for her symptoms or her kids' symptoms on the fridg. The rest of us run to the med chest and see if anything is still good and applicable to our symptoms. Not her, she ran to the doctor's office or the ER several times a month--chasing every fleeting pain of her own first of all --because it was free--via Medicaid.
The old welfare policy under LBJ was reformed by Republican Congress and reforms signed by Bill Clinton. The old policy encouraged people to make babies out of wedlock, keep the man out of the house, and get more money every month for each baby born out of wedlock. When the law changed (in 92 approx.) the rates of unwed pregnancy and abortion declined.
The Catholic fellow from U.T. claims in the Blade today that 3 times more abortions occur in the minority communitities, so he implies if we gave them more money they would not abort. That may be partially true, but it also increases the rate of promiscuity leading to disease and unwed pregnancies when babies are a source of income. The problem is that they continue to have 300 percent more unwed pregnancies (leading to abortion) than the mainstream. It used to be 800 percent more unwed pregnancy in the black community than in white before Roe vs. Wade. That's not because they're poor--that's because they start sex early and can't afford to do so any more than any other groups can. NO GROUP OF PEOPLE CAN AFFORD PROMISCUITY! It seems to be an intergenerational thing when teens are sexually active early, pregnant and aborting.
Democrats want to throw money at every problem--and not their money but someone else's. Of course their Hollywood spokespersons don't mind high taxes since they make so much excess they'll never miss it like the small business people and average professional folks will. These groups will tighten their belts, stop spending, hiring, investing and expanding business, providing jobs. That's not the sort of "help" we need from the Democrats.
The Catholic leader said Obama was the most "pro-life" of the 2 candidates. Yet, Obama so clearly said he would pass FOCA --Freedom of Choice Act --first thing if the democratic legislatures pass it. That would nullify all the progress made at the state levels regarding parental notification, partial birth abortion ban, and the born alive infant protection act --and the ban on federal funding for research on abortion victims.
One of our forum contributors here said nothing has been accomplished re: abortion in the years of pro-life presidencies and congresses --but that's not true. We have hope in two more pro-life justices on the Supreme Court. We haven't outlawed abortion because we haven't had a majority of God-fearing, pro-life legislators and judges --YET! But we have made some progress by voting pro-life.
IF you're really pro-life, VOTE Pro-Life--and that means GOP. Don't be fooled by these liberals who think pro-life means throwing money around just to encourage people's sense of entitlement and lack of personal responsibility.
Education, extra-marital abstinence, marriage, fidelity, sobriety, avoiding the Lotto and the casino, never starting to smoke --these are the ways to encourage to youth so they can do better than their parents and grandparents and get out of the welfare trap. Of course, conversion and commitment to Christ are the first step on a road that leads to life.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible