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Ending Abortion In 2013 Is One Of John Boehner’s ‘Fundamental Goals’ (Video)

by David Badash on January 26, 2013

in News,Politics,War on Women

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Speaker of the House John Boehner yesterday via a pre-recorded video addressed an anti-abortion protest called March for Life, saying ending abortion in 2013 is “one of our most fundamental goals.”

It’s truly shocking that the man who is two heartbeats away from the presidency would state publicly one of his top goals is to defy law settled by the Supreme Court forty years ago, Roe v. Wade, but there you have it.

Boehner, a Republican, also stated that “[working to end] abortion is a defining human rights issue of our time.”

“Defending life, of course, is about much more than voting the right way or saying the right things. It’s about promoting a culture of life. It’s about understanding that abortion is a defining human rights issue of our time. Because human life is not an economic or political commodity, and no government on Earth has the right to treat it as such.

“With all that’s at stake, it is becoming more and more important for us to share this truth with our young people, to encourage them to lock arms, speak out for life, and help make abortion a relic of the past. Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year.“

Speaker Boehner, 63, a Roman Catholic, married, with two daughters, last year battled President Obama‘s policy expanding access to birth control.

“In a rare floor speech Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) demanded that the Obama administration reverse its new rule requiring most employers’ insurance plans to cover birth control with no co-pay for employees. Boehner pledged to take legislative action if the administration refuses to reverse,” The Huffington Post reported in February:

Echoing the argument of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, one of the most powerful lobbying groups on the issue of birth control, Boehner called the coverage mandate “an unambiguous attack on religious freedom in our country” because it includes religiously affiliated organizations, such as schools and hospitals.

Speaker Boehner’s official position, therefore, is anti-abortion and anti-contraception.

Do the math.

In “John Boehner: Ending Abortion Is ‘One Of Our Most Fundamental Goals This Year’,” Laura Bassett at The Huffington Post noted:

Several lawmakers made it out to the [March for Life] protest to address the crowd in person. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) touted a bill she recently introduced that would strip Title X family planning funds from Planned Parenthood, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a sermon that called for a “spiritual cleansing.”

“Our nation is adrift, adrift in a wilderness where right and wrong have become subservient to a hedonism of the moment,” Paul said. “I believe our country is in need of a spiritual cleansing.”

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BJLincoln January 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

It’s obvious that John has pickled himself into the distinguished category of “Carrot-American”. Not only has his liver shot from YEARS of drinking away the depression ( not working) but his mind is now stuck in some kind of time warp.
Hey John…You need to go back to that very small town in a very small minded state and cuddle up to that cold wife of yours. I am willing to bet there is a reason she looked more like a stranger than a spouse in that video last year. While you want to make abortion “the issue of our time”, I think it’s because you are hiding a bigger issue. Maybe that’s why you are blowing MY tax dollars to defend DOMA?

BJLincoln January 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

I would rather have a good colon cleansing before I let you or the Catholic Church touch me with your “spiritual” anything.
John is a perfect example of the kind of people and mind set born and raised in the great state of OHIO.
While I too am from there, I have been reminded everyday of my life that I do not belong. After 50 years, I managed to escape to Maryland where I have been welcomed and accepted.
My parents and 2 of 3 brothers are as hard core as our friend John. The last brother could care less about anything but his job. They all drink like fish ( functional fish!) and work on being the least PC as possible.
I left 2 sons behind but they are like me. They THINK. Some day they will get enough of living in a world that belongs in the past and get the hell out. Until then, they enjoy making waves and laughing at all the liver/brain damaged folks around them.

Diogenes_Arktos January 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Boehner must be using the same pollsters Romney used and hasn't yet reconciled himself to the fact that Obama and the Democrats won the November election.

Abigail Gorton January 26, 2013 at 8:20 pm

So he should be real happy Barack Obama is president and contraception costs to the consumer are reduced. Most legal American abortions are for married women who already have one child. Number one reason they give is financial. Make contraceptives more readilly available and abortions are expected to go go down. On all of our radars should be watching to see the numbers drop as we get to be 9,12, 15 months after the availability of cheaper contraceptives to the women who want them. If you have 15 minutes here is a link to an attitude-changing article about it. And I have no contact or affiliation to the author, I just think this article really is that over used term, 'mind blowing' http://www.patheos.com/blogs/lovejoyfeminism/2012

TurboKitty January 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm

When men can keep their penises in their pants, take responsibility for their own choices, maybe then … MAYBE, we as women will allow them to have something to say about how we conduct ourselves, until then … men just don

James_M_Martin January 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Like most of the conservatives on the SCOTUS, Boehner is Catholic. The whole personhood bullshit can the traced to one source, the Buy Bull as filtered through the Vatican. Without that, these people would not have a leg to stand on. They appear to have linked up with the evangelicals in the practice of extreme misogyny. Making abortion illegal will not stop abortions, it will only increase hurt to women.

Everybodhi January 27, 2013 at 1:45 am

Boehner and his kind will be a "relic of the past" long before abortion is.

garthkitty January 27, 2013 at 2:40 am

What we need from Boehner is for him to lose the reelection and become an awful memory. This just another tactic in a long line of tactics to try and get his bonus check from the Koch brothers and their Tea Party affiliates. He is a money sucking scum and cares little for anyone baby let alone our Spiritual cleansing. People should wake up to this hypocrite, alcoholic, con man. Vote him out Ohio. He only wants the money from the hand that keeps the middle class paying all the bills for this country. His buddies, the rich, keep him in business. Now they want to play on morals. What a joke. If any of their daughters get pregnant, they get a room at the best hospital. You can't believe that non of them have ever been in that position, they just have more money for better medical facilities while they take yours away

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