"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Abortion Battle

Is anyone disturbed by the Planned Parenthood abortion statistics that show only 3% of pregnant women receive abortions from PP while 'Right to Life' claims that 32 out of 33 pregnant patients get abortions?

Realisticly, these manipulations of statitiscs are what influences people just as Nazi propaganda created an environment that resulted in 6 million Jewish murders. Both of these stats are true, and both are false. When PP states that "only" 3% of their clients receive abortions, they equate services, not patients. For example, they say a pregnancy test equals an abortion in their statistics, and since they provide 1.4 million of these tests, it's apparent how they come to their conclusions. The other side chooses to ignore these simple procedures since an abortion test can be easily purchased for $15 at any pharmacy. 'Right to Life' abortion statistics are based on the fact that of the actual number of pregnant women that go to PP, 97% receive abortions, which is true also. PP argues against this view because they say they actually don't know how many of their clients are pregnant. If they did, of course, this might show that of the actual tests that turn out as pregnant, almost all get an abortion. We'll never know, and that is why pregnancies discovered by these tests are not recorded.
These manipulations of statistics by opposing groups don't speak at all about the morality of abortion; most of us feel that it is between a woman and their doctor, but when the government gets involved, it gets people riled up. As I see the long term result of these 'statistics battles', it will primarily affect generation "buzz-word"; these young people react to words like hope, change, reform and repeal etc, without any real understanding of the consequenses that can occur. No one should place their faith solely in our politicians... we might just end up with what we ask for. Is it even remotely possible that our government could euthanize the "useless elderly" and then proceed to obese children. The Nazi's did something similar, didn't they? Who knows.

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