In one of those moments where it's a, I guess we'll have to agree to disagree, had a comment on #CarlyFiorina suspending her campaign.
Rather than derailing his thread; I respectfully disagree with his take on Carly's views on Planned Parenthood. I believe that life starts at conception. The very moment the seed fertilizes an egg... a unique life is formed. Within mere weeks a fertilized human egg transforms into a recognizably human-shaped fetus.
The Planned Parenthood of today does not, in any way, recognize or reconcile the medical facts of reproduction with their public relations appearances. I see lots of chatter about the quote/unquote "Mother's Right To Choose" and I wonder... what about the Baby's Right to Live.
I hear about Partial Birth Abortions... which sound fairly close to the legal definition(s) of premeditated murder. I hear about the open admission of committing fraud (Aug 27th 2015) to manipulate legal boundaries on the sale of harvested fetal organs; and I'm left staggered that more people are not completely outraged.
The name, Planned Parenthood, indicates an organization that would be about helping prospective parents figure out what kind of resources and supplies they would need to rear a child successfully. It sounds like a company that would be a source of information on the best way to configure a nursery, the best time to start schooling, the best way to impart knowledge. The name also carries notions of perhaps provided alternative parenthood's; possibly by helping destitute or single mothers find work or fiscal resources to help them bring their baby into the world; and then maybe an adoptive family who can take care of that child.
The actual Planned Parenthood that keeps getting flagged in news feeds is little more than a rag-tag group of thugs out to make a profit on the blood of the defenseless.
To be blunt; there are numerous couples around the world that cannot have kids. There are adoption lists that are longer than the list of known crimes committed by one of the DNC's US Presidential Office Candidates. Yet the Planned Parenthood Organization has an expressed mandate to never mention adoption as an option; and I've lost count of the number of times explicit memo's instruct employees to convince carrying mothers to abort rather than adopt should the carrying mother broach the subject.
That's not just reprehensible; it's sickening.
Planned Parenthood is an organization the US Government has absolutely zero business supporting in it's current form. It is an organization US Citizens have absolutely zero business supporting in it's current form. It is an organization that, in it's current form, demonstrates all the corruption one would expect from the close political alliances the senior, ahem, executives within Planned Parenthood have demonstrated.
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Now; as to Carly herself. I've often mentioned here under the MurkyPolitics hashtag that I remember her as one of the worst CEO's of all time. However, I believe people can change.
I do believe that the amount of time between Carly the Microsoft Fanatic and Carly the Candidate is plenty of room for somebody to legitimately have time to parse real world consequences of their actions. Throughout the past half year or so I've commented here that Carly's speeches and interview answers were scarily close to things I've typed. I am not unconvinced that she is not reading the MurkyPolitics hashtage; nor that she doesn't have my Zerias blogger bookmarked.
Indeed, Carly made her election campaign a question of ethics, morality, and character; rather than her record of smashing HP into a trash compactor. She made sane and rational positional speeches that left political and social opponents spinning in circles.
Would that make her a good President? Compared to genuinely good President's of the past? Probably not.
Compared to Bernie Sanders? Yes.
Compared to the rest of the GOP field; Probably Not.
I'd like to see Carly Fiorina get some time under her belt in an open accountable position; showing that she has indeed learned from the mistakes she made so long ago.