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Georgia Republican State Rep.: America Is Like Gaddafi Because Abortion Is Legal

You may remember Georgia State Representative as the sponsor of a bill that would make every miscarriage a presumptive homicide unless proven otherwise. Well, he’s back today with one of the more bizarre cases of moral equivalence I’ve seen in awhile:

Georgia Republican Bobby Franklin today compared the brutal violence perpetrated by Muammar Gaddafi against his own people to American Doctors providing safe, legal abortions. He also referred to the Obama administrations, along with the world’s, actions to protect those who are being brutally murdered as “pure evil.”

I believe it’s time to update Godwin’s Law.

H/T: Think Progress

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  1. Chad S says:

    What, nothing about the gays? I’m disappointed

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  2. largebill says:

    Twitter is not for deep thoughts. 140 characters is insufficient to explain things so they could be understood by the morally obtuse. While I support the action in Libya and think we waited a little to long to take action, that doesn’t mean this congressman doesn’t have a valid point to make. Our justification for taking action is humanitarian based on his killing the opposition. How many people has he killed? Maybe a few thousand? We have allowed over 50 million people to be killed for the crime of being inconvenient.

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  3. Jess says:

    Whenever I read some insanity that Franklin is spewing, I always think that he must be some sex-crazed maniac. Because man, he has some overwhelming interest in what happens in every woman’s vagina.

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  4. matt says:

    Largebill : You’re either a completely uninformed moron with no interest in reality beyond a number that is arbitrary and uninformative or a liar..

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  5. MarkedMan says:

    The abortion argument, such as it is, boils down to this: “Life begins at conception” at which point even a single cell is equivalent to a full human being, or “A fetus is not a human being until ‘x'” where ‘x’ is some point between six weeks gestation and birth. People who fall into the second camp can have a reasonable debate about where ‘x’ lies, but there can be no debate with people who fall into the first camp because their beliefs are fundamentally incompatible.

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  6. kiki says:

    I am utterly disgusted by conservatives that decry the intrusiveness of government regulations on business and taxpayers but fail to respect a woman’s choice with intrusive laws and barriers to services.. Seriously, how does abortion really affect them? I have said for years that if men were the child bearers abortion would be a moot point.

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  7. anjin-san says:

    Kiki,

    Conservatives have a message for you. They think your body belongs to them, not to you. They are against intrusive government, except when they are for it.

    Every abortion is a tragedy. But we live in an imperfect world, and tragedy large and small abounds. It is a woman’s choice. Period.

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  8. Franklin says:

    Whenever I read some insanity that Franklin is spewing, I always think that he must be some sex-crazed maniac. Because man, he has some overwhelming interest in what happens in every woman’s vagina.

    Chuckles, I thought you were talking to me for a moment even though I hadn’t posted in this thread.

    I’m not a big fan of abortion, but I’m even less of a fan of some government bureaucrat trying to judge whether a doctor and patient have made the right decision with regards to the health of both baby and mother. Not to mention rape/incest issues.

    We have allowed over 50 million people to be killed for the crime of being inconvenient.

    Citation needed. Not necessarily for the number, but for the reason.

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  9. matt says:

    25-40% of all conceptions result in a loss.. That means god is the biggest abortionist in the universe…

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  10. matt says:

    Franklin : I’m pretty sure he/she doesn’t care what the reason was hence my original post..

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