Those Oxymoronic Pro-Life Republicans Print E-mail
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Those Oxymoronic Pro-Life Republicans

Oh you have just gotta love those family values Republicans.  The  Armchair Subversive has a titilating list of pedophile Republican politicians.  More than 40 names are named, pictures too.  Too long to copy all of them here, but here's the first few:

"Republican anti-abortion activist Howard Scott Heldreth is a convicted child rapist in Florida.

Republican County Commissioner David Swartz pleaded guilty to molesting two girls under the age of 11 and was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

Republican judge Mark Pazuhanich pleaded no contest to fondling a 10-year old girl and was sentenced to 10 years probation.

Republican anti-abortion activist Nicholas Morency pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on his computer and offering a bounty to anybody who murders an abortion doctor. "

But it gets worse, turns out that when these guys aren't busy violating children, they like to poison folks.  David Sirota points out on Working For Change that the 37 Senators who voted against banning the EPA from testing pesticides on people reads like a who's who list of 'pro-lifers':

"'Pro-lifers' support pesticide testing on fetuses

Check out today's Senate vote to ban the Environmental Protection Agency from using studies that expose people to pesticides when considering permits for new pest killers. It's good that the measure passed, but look at the 37 Senators who voted against this - it reads like a list of the Senate's most ardent anti-choice (aka. "pro-life") Senators. Why is that relevant? Because, according to the Assoicated Press, Mr. "Culture of Life" himself, President Bush, is pushing the EPA "to accept data from human tests on children, pregnant women, newborns, infants and fetuses...Even newborns of 'uncertain viability' could be tested."
In other words, Bush and these 37 mostly "pro-life" Republicans, who claim they care about the unborn, support allowing corporations to test hazardous chemicals on fetuses and pregnant women."

Maybe it's just me but somehow I sense a bit of an oxymoron here, hard to see how exposing people to toxic chemicals and assaulting children could be an example of respecting the sanctity of life.