What Justice Kennedy wrought: Sex-selection abortion as hate crime to trick Democrats?

Abortion is a war on men, women and civilization itself that liberal Democrats wage with impunity even if some mothers are more reluctant to bring more females into the world 

While we sympathize with Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) and pro-lifers writ large and appreciate legislative maneuvers to expose the barbarity of pro-abortion Democrats, we have long opposed hate-crime laws that exalt motive over intentional heinous acts and elevate the value of certain human beings based upon so-called group victim status. Hence our opposition to the bill banning sex-selection abortions that went down to defeat this week in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“President Obama and 168 absolutist members of Congress chose to stand with the abortion lobby rather than defend women from the lethal discrimination of sex-selective abortion. It strikes me as grossly hypocritical that President Obama and his allies lament the so-called ‘War on Women,’ and yet fail to defend those women most in need – unborn daughters and the mothers coerced into sex-selective abortion,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the nationwide pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List.

Yes, abortions based upon sex-selection is “lethal discrimination”, much as are murders of human beings outside the womb based upon race, but the initial and paramount “discrimination” is the “bigotry” against life itself. Whether its post-Trayvon Martin black mobs attacking white folks because they are white (like George “white-Hispanic” Zimmerman?) or a pregnant “mother” preferring to make payments for the BMW instead of Pampers, the choice to kill is what matters, not the particular reason for the “choice”.

Hence, you will find so sympathy here for the arguments made over the years by former President Bill Clinton and this past week by President Barack Obama and their party, for neither “choice” nor hate crimes legislation.

The killing of any human being for any reason, other than for self defense or the defense of others, is a heinous and barbaric act that can’t, in the final analysis, be tempered by semantic appeals to women’s “rights” or women’s “health”.

Hopefully, this exercise by the Grand Ole pro-life Party of Lincoln and Reagan will grab the attention of more Americans, a majority of whom now call themselves pro-life and have them focus on the only real, legal remedy for abortions, which is the election of a Republican president and majority-Republican U.S. Senate that will replace the next retiring pro-abortion justice with one that respects the constitution, as written.

The reason that We the People and our elected representatives in state houses and the halls of Congress are relegated to fighting against abortion on the fringes against late-term, partial birth and sex-selection procedures is because the U.S. Supreme Court, in Roe v Wade (1973) and Casey v Planned Parenthood (1992), respectively, preempted the field by unilaterally “amending” the U.S. Constitution with a “right to privacy” that includes the right to an abortion for  most any reason at most any stage of pregnancy.

In the latter case, Justice Anthony Kennedy (pictured) joined the then 7-2 Casey majority that upheld Roe. Yes, Justice Kennedy was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, the Republican that insisted on a pro-life plank being in the GOP party platform, favored a pro-life amendment to the constitution and published a book arguing against abortion, while serving as President of the United States.

Unfortunately, the Republican who took the court seat meant for originalist Robert Bork in 1988, “evolved” on the issue. But what history has shown us since then is that appointees to the court by Democrats never evolve away from being pro-abortion and that we now have four solid Republican-appointees that would likely overturn the invented federal constitutional “right” to abortion. We need one more originalist vote on the court.

Only by electing Republicans as the Chief Executive that nominates justices to the nation’s highest court and a majority of Republicans to “advise and consent” to said nominees from U.S. Senate seats, will the court ever have a majority to return the issue to the states.

Only then will self government on this issue be returned to We the People, so that pro-life legislators can tackle the issue head on and force Democrats to come “clean” on this dirty issue.

Mike DeVine

Atlanta Law & Politics columnist –  Examiner.com

Editor – Hillbilly Politics

Co-Founder and Editor – Political Daily

“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson

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