Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Bush Tosses Pro-Life Supporters Under the Bus

WASHINGTON, August 21, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - For his pro-life supporter base, President George W. Bush stepped into one of the biggest political landmines of his Presidential career today with his approval of over the counter status for the abortion-causing morning after pill Plan B.

A press release by Human Life International underscored the seriousness of the move as it was titled, "President Bush Files for Divorce with Catholic Base." Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, president of Human Life International commented, "President Bush's implied support for the abortion-causing drug Plan B is completely inconsistent with his recent veto of the embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) funding bill. What the president apparently fails to realize is that Plan B kills the same innocent unborn children that the ESCR process does."

LSB: He didn’t just throw his supporter base under the bus, he also tossed House Republicans under the bus with them. While I agree with his decision to approve this drug, this is inconsistent with his stem cell veto. Why this change? Does he (Rove) think that the centrists will take this as an olive branch and vote Republican in November? If I were a Bush supporter I’d be hard pressed to offer much support to the Repubs in November given this vote, and this certainly wouldn’t be enough if I were a centrist to buy my vote.

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