That’s the only explanation that I can come up for this HuffPo article complaining that the Democrats are going to have between zero and one female governors in their ranks starting next January – with zero being the somewhat more likely number. Bless their hearts, but what did they expect? While Republicans will – admittedly, somewhat reluctantlly – grit their teeth and ignore a pro-choice candidate in states where the party has to take what it can get, the Democrats are getting pretty adamant that their statewide candidates not be pro-life. Particularly the female ones. Couple that with a general tendency for the Democratic party to want to reserve the good political jobs for white males and you can easily get this general result.
Personally, I think that it’s a pity that the Activist Left largely cannot conceive of a feminist also being pro-life, but it’s a sort of detached pity; after all, the end result skews in my side’s favor.
(Via @sissywillis) Fay Voshell, on how apparently the pro-choice movement is increasingly becoming comfortable with the (imported) practice of… sex-selective abortion, which in practice means ‘aborting female babies because they have less perceived worth than male ones:’
Feminists have embraced an ideological construct which declares loudly and clearly that any woman can decide that her unborn little girl is worth less than a little boy. They have gone along with the worst of third-world ethics, declaring female feticide a “choice” they can live with.
This issue has been of some concern to the pro-life community; as the links show, legislation to declare abortions based on race or gender issues as being violations of the Civil Rights Act has been introduced in the House. Judging from the rather hysterical (using “the frothing reaction” metric: there’s nothing funny about opposing the killing of Asian babies simply because they’re female) reaction from various suspects, it’s unlikely to make it through the Senate this go-round. Just one more thing for the ‘personally pro-life’ Democratic Senators out there to not take personally…