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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:36 AM

Now we know: The conservative devotion to life ends at birth

After watching so many on the right deny the science of climate change for so many years, I am not remotely surprised to now see so many “conservatives” denying the reality of the novel coronavirus. I am, however, shocked to see that the “pro-life” movement is so willing to sacrifice the lives of the elderly and ailing in a sick attempt to restart the U.S. economy while we are struggling with more coronavirus cases than any other country. Apparently, the right-wing devotion to life ends at birth.

The Republican reaction initially was to write off concern about the virus as a “hoax” designed to embarrass President Trump. There was a brief turn in mid-March, when both Trump and his media boosters began to take the virus a bit more seriously. But now Trump and the right-wing media are coalescing around the theme that “the cure is worse than the disease” — meaning that, after trying social distancing for a week or two, we should all get back to normal and pretend people aren’t dying around us.

Their justification for this dangerous move is based on pure ignorance. To cite but one example, Ann Coulter tweeted that “For people under 60, coronavirus is LESS dangerous than the seasonal flu.” In support of this view she included a chart that shows the coronavirus death rate for those aged 30 to 39 is 0.12 percent compared with a death rate for the flu of 0.02 percent for those aged 18 to 49 — meaning coronavirus is at least six times deadlier. But how many of her fans bothered to read the fine print?

Fox News host Laura Ingraham, for her part, touted Trump’s miracle cure, claiming: “Lenox Hill in New York among many hospitals already using hydroxychloroquine with very promising results.” As a HuffPost reporter noted, this was based on false information from a man who doesn’t actually work at Lenox Hill Hospital. In fact, a small Chinese study just concluded that hydroxychloroquine is no more effective than standard treatment for the coronavirus. More research needs to be done, but it is highly irresponsible to tout this anti-malaria drug as a “gift from God,” as Trump has done. An Arizona man even died from ingesting fish tank cleaner containing chloroquine phosphate in hopes of preventing covid-19.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/27/now-we-know-conservative-devotion-life-ends-birth/

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:39 AM

1. I'm thinking of the irony of terri schylo (sp?)..

The florida woman who was brain dead and the gov stopped doctors from taking her off life support because god.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:06 AM

4. Schiavo.

GWB getting bolluxed up in that hot mess is one of the reasons, along with Hurricane Katrina, that caused his poll numbers to tank.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:42 AM

2. Anyone paying attention already knows this information.

The Trump Party (formerly known as the republican party) is only concerned with fetuses.

They have shouted it from the rooftops on many occasions.

They don't even care about the mother's health while she is carrying the fetus.

They don't care about a child after it is born.

They don't care if mother's have food.

They don't care if children have food.

They are the party of fetuses.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 10:51 AM

3. They're political pedophiles.

Always screwing kids.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:17 AM

5. "NOW"???

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