The Second Amendment protects gun owners rights. While the Constitution provides no right’s protecting a women choices?
I wasn’t going to look at the Republican debate in New Hampshire. But my curiosity get the best of me. The moment I tuned in, I heard Marco Rubio saying, “He rather lose an election than stop supporting “Pro-Life.” Next to pick up the conservative “Pro-Life” gauntlet, was N.J. “tough guy”, Gov. Christie, touting the hard line he took on defunding Planned Parenthood for three years. Presumably, this was a nod to the Christian right showing that he can make the hard choices by denying healthcare to women.
I turned it off in disgust heading these men talk about preventing choices to women. How long has the right-wing been spewing this bail about pro-life v. abortion?
Remarkably, the conservative movement and the Christian right use a selective set of rules and moral standards depending on the citizen.
For instance, in private, a gun owner is making a gun decision on how many guns they want. There are literally no constraints put on that decision to exercise their constitutional rights.
On the other hand, in private, a woman is making a family decision on how many children she wants. There are relentless hurdles she has to go through and never-ending constraints just to exercise her constitutional rights.
In these individual situations both citizens are protected by “privacy rights”. But the powers-that-be, simply refused to recognize the women’s right to privacy regarding her personal choices.
The Republican Party loves to speak about smaller government. They want to deregulate or gut every government program that keeps the citizens be safe and informed. But when it comes to a woman’s right to make family decisions, the GOP can’t stay out of a women’s uterus.
Standing on self-righteous, moral indignation and religious principles these conservative legislators want to protect the fetus so much they pass restrictive laws making it virtually impossible for women to seek a “legal” abortion, but once you’re born, you’re on own.
Because these same conservative legislators pimping themselves out to the NRA, will not even consider common sense gun reform, not taking guns away, but just sensible gun reform. But they continue to protect the ‘privacy right’ of the gun owner. Too bad some kid got caught in a shooting at a grammar school, you’re just become collateral damage in protecting the gun owners’ rights.
I don’t deny that there are moral consequence to having an abortion. Contrary to the right-wings viewpoint that tries to sway the public, that decision is never entered into lightly or without pain for the women and she is the only one that should made that decision. It’s a single decision that effect the women. You can’t stand on religious philosophy and condemn the killing of innocent life, and still support the death penalty or lie about wars that kill innocent people.
I can’t understand how the Second Amendment rights of one citizen can be so protected, that it trumps the First, Fourth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments that protect a women under the “zone of privacy” right. The hypocrisy of conservatives is stunning.