The so-called “pro-life” movement’s philosophy.
One of the best political cartoons that I’ve seen.
You know what pisses me off about this? Really, REALLY pisses me off? That’s George (H.W.) Bush holding that umbrella. He was president 1981-1989. Do you get that?
It means that the right have not budged an inch on their ridiculous pro-foetus, anti-actual-persons position in THIRTY GODDAMN YEARS. We should not still be having this argument! Thirty year old political cartoons should be bafflingly opaque, not crystal clear!
^ Reblogging again for that comment.
Listen, I’m all for the sentiment, but George H. W. Bush was vice president from 1980-1988 under Ronald Reagan, and president from 1988-1992 (modulo the fact that presidents take office the year after they’re elected, so it’s 1981-1989 and 1989-1993, technically). But, of course, the principle is still the same, as it’s been rather more than 30 years since the position has…well, actually, has there ever been a time when conservatives were not opposed to abortion in America? If not, then it’s probably been over 200 years. Not that that makes things any better—quite the opposite, in fact.
Of course, their opinions don’t necessarily need to change: their numbers do. And in that regard, I think we’re doing all right. Things are, slowly but surely, improving. We just need to keep on pushing.