The Nassau County executive, Thomas R. Suozzi, proposed a plan yesterday to reduce abortions, delivering a speech that he called an attempt "to find some common ground" on a divisive issue.
Speaking before more than 100 invited guests at Adelphi University in Garden City, Mr. Suozzi said he hoped to bring together opposing sides in "this ever-escalating debate" in hopes of creating "a world with fewer abortions."
He has been torn over the issue, Mr. Suozzi said.
"As a Democrat," he said, "I do not often find it easy to talk with other Democrats about our need to affirm our commitment to the respect for life and how we need to emphasize our party’s firm belief in the worth of every human being." unless they are inconvenient
He continued, "As a Catholic, I do not often find it easy to talk with other Catholics about my feeling that abortion should and will remain safe and legal and that we should instead focus our efforts on creating a better world where there are fewer unplanned pregnancies."
The speech drew a standing ovation.
Of course if if anybody was standing and happened to be ovulating and a child was later conceived they are entitled to kill that child.
I almost enjoy the rhetoric about "safe abortions." This is like describing a robbery where the person being robbed was killed, but the robber walked safely away. Again why do we need a world with fewer abortions if there is nothing wrong with abortion? Would this approach have been acceptable for slavery where we instead concentrated on working to change economic reasons for the continuation of slavery? Where we conducted 5 year long surveys to find out what lead slave owners to procuring slaves. We must keep slavery safe, legal, and rare. The rightful answer is that slavery is a moral evil and even a reduced number of total slaves is unconscionable. As great an evil that slavery was and is, abortion is even worse. Children in the womb have no underground railroad to escape a decree of death by their "owner" and of course there are similar parallels in that again a person is treated as property and again the Supreme Court was involved in declaring a person a piece of property that can be disposed of by the owner.
All this talk on reaching a "common ground" on abortion is so surreal. That piece of common ground they refer to happens to be a patch of land inside the operating room of an abortion clinic. Reducing the number of abortions is commendable, but it should never be forgotten that the goal is the end to legal abortion since it is intrinsically evil.
…And later the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, William Murphy, called it "important and, on the whole, very helpful." He said that Mr. Suozzi "deserves our gratitude for exercising this kind of political leadership." [Source]