Most conservatives that like to call liberals “baby killers” don’t give a damn about the fetus beyond “don’t abort it!” If they did, they would not only support free prenatal care, financial and material support for pregnant women, food stamps and free medical for children, etc. they would absolutely DEMAND it. Of course, they don’t, because their “compassion” extends only as far as their wallet. Catholics have started to say this inconvenient truth about conservative out loud:
“There is no doubt Obama is pro-choice, Cafardi writes. “He has said so many times. There is also no doubt Romney is running on what he calls a pro-life platform. But any honest analysis of the facts shows the situation is much more complicated than that. For example, Obama’s Affordable Care Act does not pay for abortions. In Massachusetts, Romney’s health care law does. Obama favors, and included in the Affordable Care Act, $250 million of support for vulnerable pregnant women and alternatives to abortion. This support will make abortions much less likely, since most abortions are economic. Romney, however, has endorsed Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan’s budget, which will cut hundreds of millions of dollars out of the federal plans that support poor women. The undoubted effect: The number of abortions in the United States will increase. On these facts, Obama is much more pro-life than Romney.”
Republicans claim to oppose abortion and then they do everything in their power to make sure there are more of them. Why? Because it serves their purpose as a wedge issue, nothing more.