Archive for July 4th, 2009

by jhwygirl

Just a few days ago, Supermontanareporter John S. Adams, of the Great Falls Tribune, gave us the story that an anti-abortion group, headed up with former Ronan Constitution party Rep. Rick Jore, was seeking to put a personhood amendment in the state constitution via three different ballot initiatives.

One presumes Jore is all registered an all with the Secretary of State, since he’s out there waving around a nice banner on the steps of the capitol.

The goal is to define a person as “all human beings, irrespective of age, health, function, physical and/or mental dependency or method of reproduction, from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.”

Adams’ blog, The Lowdown, gave a good preview of the Great Falls Tribune’s July 2nd story – and included a nice analysis of competing interests that are essentially working towards the same goal. That Adams – he’s a smart one…because late yesterday he put up another preview blog post (for a story coming in Sunday’s Tribune) which denotes that at least 3 anti-abortion groups are opposed to Jore’s initiatives.

Jore can’t win for losing, it seems.

Jore must also be pretty dense….he’s tried this before. Tenacious little man, isn’t he?

I notice Rep. Wendy Warburton (R – Havre) is hanging with Rick Jore – her name is mentioned in the July 2nd Tribune article, lamenting the failure of any anti-abortion initiative to make it out of the 2009 legislative session.

Hmmm…let’s see – while Warburton doesn’t have too terrible a record on important health care related votes this past session – and a whole bunch didn’t make it out of Senate Public Health, Welfare & Safety – Warburton voted against the Community Health Center support act – community health centers being the only source of prenatal care for many rural and insurance-less Montanans. So she’s pro-life (I am too) but only to the point where health care is needed. Need health care to live? You’re out of luck if Rep. Wendy Warburton has anything to say about it.

One thing I’m unable to understand is how anti-abortion supporters (certainly not all, but there is definitely a pattern there) can be anti-abortion while also lacking support for health care access for all. If anyone has an explanation on the logic behind those seemingly opposing views, I’m listening.

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