Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Your methods are just wrong
Mr. Tasin finally responded to all his critics, but he just can't defend his actions because they are deplorable. I do give him credit for trying to explain his reasoning but the examples he gave are not convincing.
Mr. Tasin and another man are known in our fair city of Victoria, Texas for showing up at our schools or along our main thoroughfares to display their graphics signs of a human fetus. I saw one of them, and I was walking down the steps of my church. I was startled by man holding a sign that read " If you voted for Obama; you are an accomplice in murdering babies." The idea that a person could come out of the shadows and pounce on someone for maximum effect, stuck with me for the rest of the day. If he only knew that the pros and cons of abortion never crossed my mind that day, but his rudeness did. Whatever message he was trying to convey was lost on me.
Mr. Tasin tried to convince everyone that a picture was worth 1000 words despite the methods used. He said pictures of the holocaust, beaten civil rights protesters, and the funniest of them all, the movie Bambi had on discouraging hunters had a major role in how we view things today. He was correct in saying that the military showed, pictures of the effects of venereal disease, but he didn't say that 12 hours later, at a bar on Saturday night, young military men had completely forgotten those pictures. He didn't say that we took pictures of the holocaust to document history not because we thought it would deter atrocities in the future. While the nightly television news showing blacks being beaten and sprayed with fire hoses did make a case for civil rights legislation; you can't take away the major impact the 20 years of preparation by Martin Luther King's in his calling for peaceful demonstrations. I would bet $100 that the decline of hunters had more to do with the changing of times and being less reliable on hunted food, then it had to do with a Bambi movie. It is my opinion that Mr. Tasin takes a noble cause and cheapens it by making it about him and his methods.
Unfortunately Mr. Tasin is not the only one making a woman's right to choose extremely difficult. Several republican states are making it more difficult for a woman to choose, by making her wait three days and requiring her to go to clinic,where they will try to talk out her out of it before she can have an abortion. Others are making the pregnant mom view the sonogram prior to getting an abortion. On the Federal side, republicans tried to redefine the word " forcible rape"but had to settle for "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act." Then there is Rep. Chris Smith's bill which would essentially "turn IRS agents into abortion cops — that is, during an audit, they'd have to determine, from evidence provided by the taxpayer, whether any tax benefit had been inappropriately used to pay for an abortion." That's because the legislation contains a whole section called "Prohibition on Tax Benefits Relating to Abortion," which would make it illegal, to, say, use funds set aside in a pre-tax health-care spending account to pay for abortion — unless, that is, the abortion was the result of rape, incest, or a threat to a woman's life. As I understand it, voluntary sonograms are doing more to change a pregnant mother's mind than the forceful methods that the republicans are trying to make mandatory.