Obama: "Abortion Is Never a Good Thing"
Someone remind me again what a giant wanker McCain is because Obama is trying my last nerve today. Via Talk Left:
Barack Obama said anti-abortion Democrats are backing him because they feel he respects their opinion on the issue despite disagreement on it. ...."It may be that those who have opposed abortion get a sense that I'm listening to them and respect their position even though where we finally come down may be different," he told reporters at a news conference.
"The mistake that pro-choice forces have sometimes made in the past, and this is a generalization so it has not always been the case, has been to not acknowledge the wrenching moral issues involved in it," he said.
"Most Americans recognize that what we want to do is avoid, or help people avoid, having to make this difficult choice. That nobody is pro-abortion, abortion is never a good thing."
First, pro-choice forces are most Americans. Jackass.
Second, the last people on the planet who need to be lectured about the moral issues surrounding abortion are pro-choice forces, many of whom - in case you hadn't noticed, asshole - are women. You know, the ones faced with those awful choices. And, boy, do I like being lectured to by a man about how very difficult they are. These forces are also the ones who also support birth control and adoption or, hell, providing daycare and support to women who want their baby but can't afford it. That's why they're called pro-choice.
Third, I'm sick and tired of you equating morality with conservative assholes.
Fourth, if you care about morality and saving lives, you could start with supporting universal healthcare.
Ack! Sorry if this comes off as a rant, but this crap pisses me off. I'll come back and add links to my second point when I'm not this angry.
Update: In my anger at being lectured yet again on morality by the good Senator, I forgot to note, as lambert correctly does below, that abortion is sometimes a good thing. Because it is. Not that I expect any politician to come out and say that.
NOTE: I know John McCain is worse, but that's no kind of standard.