In theory, real feminists should be thrilled that Michele Bachmann is running for President. She has been successful in business and in politics and by all accounts is a terrific mother and extremely generous person. But the pro-choicers and the faux-lifers will hate her for this. How dare she mention the Declaration of Independence?! How dare she mention negative rights (i.e., the right to be protected from being destroyed just because you are unwanted)?!
During the debate, Bachmann defended her pro-life views and talked about the foster children she’s adopted.
“I am 100 percent pro-life. I’ve given birth to five babies, and I’ve taken 23 foster children into my home. I believe in the dignity of life from conception until natural death. I believe in the sanctity of human life,” Bachmann said.
“And I think the most eloquent words ever written were those in our Declaration of Independence that said it’s a creator who endowed us with inalienable rights given to us from God, not from government. And the beauty of that is that government cannot take those rights away. Only God can give, and only God can take,” she continued. “And the first of those rights is life. And I stand for that right. I stand for the right to life. The very few cases that deal with those exceptions are the very tiniest of fraction of cases, and yet they get all the attention. Where all of the firepower is and where the real battle is, is on the general — genuine issue of taking an innocent human life. I stand for life from conception until natural death.”
I love it when candidates speak clearly, especially on such an important topic. She didn’t try to water things down.
And while the “pro-lifers don’t care about kids after they are born” canard is easy to refute, her track record of caring for so many foster children serves as a “prebuttal” to the pro-legalized abortionists.
I’m glad she is running, and I would love to see her win or at least get the VP nod.
Hat tip: Jill Stanek