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Rush Limbaugh on Abortion

Conservative Talk-show Host


Don't require colleges to pay for students' contraception

Rush Limbaugh had just been called by Democrats to testify before Congress on the contraception issue. Sandra Fluke was portrayed by the media as your average college student. It turned out that Fluke was actually 30 and had specifically enrolled at Georgetown Law School so that she could challenge the fact that the religious school didn't cover her contraceptive care. Rush Limbaugh proceeded to say:

"What does it say about the college co-ed Susan [sic] Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. Okay, so she's not a slut. She's `round-heeled.' I take it back."

It was inflammatory, completely inappropriate language. To his credit, Limbaugh apologized--as he should have. To their discredit, Republican leaders were largely silent

Source: Planned Bullyhood, by Karen Handel, p.268 , Sep 11, 2012

Feminists are pro-choice as an avenue of power over men

Limbaugh is particularly fearful of women controlling men. He wrote, "Militant feminists are pro-choice because it's their ultimate avenue of power over men. It is their attempt to impose their will on the rest of society, particularly on men" Only Limbaugh could imagine that [abortion] is intended solely to exert power over men. That's because he doesn't regard women as independent human beings; he treats them as helpers to men, & attacks them whenever they create a different role for themselves.
Source: The Most Dangerous Man in America, by J.K.Wilson, p. 49 , Mar 1, 2011

2008: A pro-choice GOP VP would destroy the Party

Lieberman was his only hope. McCain's advisers' eager advocacy wound up sinking the Lieberman option. On August 13, one adviser floated the idea of a pro-choice running mate to a group of wary social conservatives in Michigan, asking which they would prefer: a running mate who opposed abortion but caused the GOP to lose or one who supported abortion rights and carried the party to victory?

Within days, the indiscretion had leaked, flooding the mainstream press and the Web with speculation about Lieberman and Republican pro-choice former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge, sparking a flaming tizzy in the rightmost precincts of GOP Nation. "If the McCain camp does that," bellowed Rush Limbaugh, "they will have effectively destroyed the Republican Party and put the conservative movement in the bleachers."

Source: Game Change, by Heilemann & Halpern, p.357 , Jan 11, 2010

Roe v. Wade is bad law; let states decide

Roe v. Wade is bad constitutional law. Itís going to be replaced, and there will be a lot of confusion as a result. Rather than having abortion declared legal by the decision of nine guys in black robes back in 1973, I think it should be a moral choice, decided by the people in a democratic fashion. Iíve suggested this to countless feminists and they all recoil in shock. I agree with the view, best articulated by Judge Robert Bork, that there is no basis in the Constitution for the privacy right which was announced as the foundational basis for the constitutional right to abortion.

The framers were very specific as to the amendment process and there is definitely no provision for amendment by judicial fiat. Bork advocates judicial silence on the issue and says that the matter should be decided democratically, by the state legislatures. Liberals fear the democratic process because they donít think the people will agree with their agenda.

Source: The Way Things Ought To Be, p. 56 , Jul 2, 1992

Women obsessed with abortion & intolerance are ďfeminazisĒ

Given the National Organization for Womenís membership and proclivities, itís no wonder that people now view the NOW gang as being obsessed with only two issues: abortion rights and lesbian rights.

I prefer to call the most obnoxious feminists what they really are: feminazis. The term describes any female who is intolerant of any point of view that challenges militant feminism. I often use it to describe women who are obsessed with perpetuating a modern-day holocaust: abortion.

A feminazi is a woman to whom the most important thing in life is seeing to it that as many abortions as possible are performed. Their unspoken reasoning is quite simple. Abortion is the single greatest avenue for militant women to exercise their quest for power and advance their belief that men arenít necessary. Nothing matter but me, says the feminazi; the is an unviable tissue mass. Feminazis have adopted abortion as a kind of sacrament for their religion/politics of alienation and bitterness.

Source: The Way Things Ought To Be, p.192-93 , Jul 2, 1992

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