Respect for the unborn vs the born [Quigley Cartoon Blog]

Think about it. We have high unemployment while the Republicans constantly talk about "Job Creators" needing to keep as much money as they can. Yet, they never hold these creators to creating jobs.

They then cut programs that help poor and hungry kids because of lack of federal money. In one state the Republican governor has allowed insurance companies to legally refuse insurance coverage for children between birth and 12 months regardless of their medical needs, while at the same time attempting to bestow "personhood" on a fetus upon conception. In another state the Republicans have attempted to establish that life begins at the end of a woman's "monthly visit" because they are able to conceive at that point. This anticipates conception by a couple of weeks. But, again, programs beneficial to post natal kids are cut. So the kids are only protected until they are born, then they are on their own.

Here are some other bills the Republicans have worked on since 2010, and none do a thing to help children. But, boy, do they look like they care, and can these get the votes they want from those who love these issues.

46 bills on abortion

113 bills on religion

73 bills on marriage

72 bills on firearms

604 bills on taxation (remember there is that anti-taxation pledge)

467 bills on government investigations

But then they block the American Jobs Act that could have put people to work and would have allowed parents to support the kids the conservatives have demanded they have by protecting fetuses and making abortions extremely difficult rgardless of conditions. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on