Bush doesn't care for life

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 11:11 p.m.

I read about President Bush's National Sanctity of Human Life Day, which was on Jan 15.

This rings so hollow in light of his upcoming invasion of Iraq; of his bombing of Afghanistan without regard for the innocents in poverty there; and of his sanctions regarding oil to North Korea that caused that country to resort to cranking up its nuclear power plants.

To have the "righteous right" claim to be interested in the fetus, over the rights of the mother, is ludicrous and shameful. The lower- and middle-class Republicans who are fundamentalist Christians are looking for their reward for shelling out millions to elect Bush in 2000 and to take control of Congress in the 2002 midterm elections.

George W. Bush doesn't care about human life. He is destroying lives all over the globe, and especially in the U.S., where unemployment is killing hope and making the American Dream appear to be a fairy tale of "once upon a time."

If Bush stood up and talked to men about taking more responsibility to the mother and baby when he is the father of that child, I might respect him. If he said, "Men, marry and stay home and support your family," I might listen to him for once.

But to continue to hammer away at a woman's right to choose and to paint the Democrats as baby killers is a horrible, nasty business.

It isn't going to be Bush's way or the highway with Roe vs. Wade. He is just running for re-election a little bit early and wants to shepherd in the sheep who believe that tax cuts for the rich are OK, as long as the president will push the fundamentalist Christian agenda, which is anti-choice, anti-gay and pro-war.

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