Ryan S. Walters | @ryanswalters73
On Tuesday a Florida judge, Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis, blocked a state law that would require a 24-hour waiting period before a woman could get an abortion. The law was set to go into effect July 1. In his order the judge reasoned that the law placed an additional burden on a woman’s “right to privacy,” which is the right conjured up by Roe v. Wade to provide the right of choice.
An attorney for the Center for Reproductive Rights, Autumn Katz, said this about the ruling: “Women are fully capable of making thoughtful decisions about their lives, families, and health care, and this ruling will keep them from being second-guessed or delayed by politicians who presume to know better. We will continue to fight this demeaning law until the courts permanently strike it down and ensure no Florida woman is ever forced to wait for purely political reasons to get the health care she needs.”
These opinions on privacy pervade every single issue involving abortion – it’s about a woman’s right to privacy, a decision that is to be made by her and her doctor alone with no outside interference by anyone at anytime. Not by protestors, for they must stay away from abortion clinics by court decision. Not by politicians, who should not get involved with such a private and delicate matter.
As we’ve heard leftist politician after leftist politician say again again, government should stay out of our bedrooms and out of the doctors office.
But have you noticed this is the only time privacy ever matters, or really ever exists, especially to the Left? There’s only privacy to kill an unborn child, and yes that’s what an abortion is. The whole notion is absurd on its face and not a real right, only a faux right.
Yet, although there is now a “right” to privacy to kill an innocent child, there is no privacy when it comes to other health choices. With Obamacare, rest assured we are going to have bureaucrats making all kinds of healthcare decisions for us, even about life and death. Where are these passionate defenders of privacy on this issue?
Or how about with the NSA, whose agents monitor our private lives on a daily basis? They look at our phones, computers, and whatever else they want to see, and all without a warrant, as required by the Fourth Amendment. Not to mention spying by drones. Where is the Left on this one?
What about the TSA? We certainly no longer have any privacy at an airport. We must submit to the dictates of these agents, some of which have been caught sleeping on the job, stealing from passengers, have criminal records, and who seem to derive great joy from watching us be physically groped and humiliated in some cases. Hello, anyone?
How about the IRS? Do you think you are safe from their clutches? No, your tax records and papers are subject their prying eyes as well, anytime they want to see them. Another clear violation of the Fourth Amendment.
So privacy only exists now as a “right” to kill an unborn, unwanted child. And we wonder why our nation is in such a sad state and looks as if the judgment of Almighty God is raining down on us. That’s because it is.
But in the political realm, why do Republicans not argue these points? Why not challenge the Left on this hypocritical issue? Why continue in the manner of cowards? I’ve yet to see a single Republican fight back on this issue.
When Hillary, Obama, or any feminist fanatic starts the “women’s right to privacy” argument, then Republicans should counter with these questions: If such a right exists, why does it not exist with other health choices? Why does it not exist with the operations of the NSA, the TSA, or the IRS? Why does a “right to privacy” only cover the murder of an innocent child?
You will find that they have no answer to these questions at all and will only tie themselves into pretzels trying to wiggle out of it. So give the Left just enough rope and they will hang themselves every time, particularly on this vitally important issue.