Warm Southern Breeze

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Roy & Kayla Moore: #ALpolitics Crazy Train Conductor & Engineer

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, December 3, 2017

Ahem… there is NO such term as “full term” abortion.

In fact, it was Kayla Moore, Roy Moore’s wife, who invented that nonsensical term. The facts of that matter are indisputable, for inventing an improperly incorrect term, and her promotion of it.

Furthermore, as another wrote, “full term abortions are illegal.” As well, because they have believed the Father of Lies and elected his representative as POTUS, Evangelicals have been willingly been taken for a ride on the Crazy Train. Now, they apparently want to get off. And, that’s just too bad, because there’s no return ticket from that trip. They’ve screwed themselves, alienated and isolated themselves into a Jim Jones-like cult, and damaged the good name of the faith which they ignorantly purport to hold.

Considering the legal right to an abortion granted in 1973 by the SCOTUS decision in Roe v Wade, there are, and always have been LIMITS to the procedure. And regarding public funding of abortions, since 1976, the Hyde Amendment (which applies to Medicaid) our Federal laws have PROHIBITED it except in cases to save the life of the mother, or if pregnancy is the result of rape, or incest. However, because it was the subject of legal wrangling and court battles, the law didn’t become effective until 1980 when the SCOTUS ruled the ban was Constitutional.

And, over the years, there have been relatively minor modifications to it. For example, in 1981 there were NO exceptions but only to save the “life of the mother.” It remained that way until 1989, when the SCOTUS seemed ready to overturn ALL abortion rights entirely in the Webster v. Reproductive Health Services of Missouri decision. However, then-POTUS President George H.W. Bush (R) vetoed the bill, and the House override vote failed. And in 1993, Rep. Hyde (R, IL-6) (1924-2007) reinserted the rape and incest provisions into the law, with the cooperation of anti-abortion Democrats (Imagine that! If only such collaboration were still in effect!), after finding a 1908 provision which allowed him to re-offer his amendment.

Interestingly, because the Hyde Amendment was a “rider” to another piece of legislation, it has NOT ever been permanent public law, and must be renewed annually by Congress as part of the appropriations process.

“And now,” as Paul Harvey (1918-2009) said, “you know the rest of the story.”

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