Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I Guess this Question is Above Carl Levin’s Pay Grade, Too.

Carl Levin is a learned man, a lawyer, I believe. He has been serving in the US Senate since 1978. And, yet, he cannot figure out when life begins. In a recent letter to a constituent, his response to the question of overturning Roe V. Wade was as follows:

“Until there is a greater consensus among medical, scientific, and religious leaders about when life begins, I am unwilling to support legislation which would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision and weaken a woman’s right to make an individual decision on abortion.”

Either Senator Levin is the biggest coward since Barack Obama, or he can’t accept good scientific evidence. Or perhaps the good Senator is so deep in the pockets of the pro-abortion lobby that he has chosen to ignore information that is as plain as the spectacles on his nose.

I guess if you really think about it, Mr. Levin is pretty clever. He didn’t say, “until there is compelling evidence” because the evidence is very compelling. What he said was, “until there is greater consensus.” So, apparently Mr. Levin’s courage goes about as far as the door to his office. I can only assume that he will continue to support the legal right of a doctor to slaughter the innocents until 100% of all doctors, scientists, and clergy agree that life begins at conception.

Levin doesn’t care about truth; he only cares about opinion. Is this the kind of principled, courageous leadership you want from your US Senator?

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