WASHINGTON, April 1 /U.S. Newswire/ — The following is a statement of Reverend Carlton W. Veazey, president of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice on the Unborn Victims of Violence Act:
President Bush’s signing today of the so-called “Unborn Victims of Violence Act” has radical implications for freedom of religion and conscience in America. As of today, this nation has enacted into law a narrow religious belief about human personhood. This law explicitly states that a fertilized egg or fetus at any stage of development is a “child,” which is a religious belief held by some – but by no means all or even most – religions. With this law, the Religious Right has succeeded in laying the foundation for its overriding purpose of outlawing abortion rights and reinstating government control of women’s reproductive lives.
I wish these type of statements were April’s Fools jokes, but this Reverend is just a plain sick fool advancing the culture of death and selfishness. I wonder how he reads the story of the Visitation in the Gospel of Luke. Does his translation say “the product of conception leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit (but this is in no way an endorsement of the personship of the pre-natal John the Baptist).
I guess I can now propose an infallible liberal eye test. Show people a picture of a murdered pregnant woman and ask them how many victims they see. If they reply “one”, their moral blindness confirms that they are indeed a liberal.
Kudos to President George W. Bush for signing yet another pro-life law.