Rep. John Boehner and Sen. Rand Paul were among the legislators that spoke to those who gathered in Washington, DC for the March for Life, an anti-choice rally held last Friday. And they told the Christian right throng that was gathered exactly what they wanted to hear:
ddressing the crowd at the National Mall via video broadcast, Boehner said it’s time for anti-abortion activisits to “commit ourselves to doing everything we can to protect the sanctity of life.” Step one, he said, is making permanent the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal dollars from being used to pay for abortions except in cases of rape or incest.
“For the new Congress, that means bringing together a bipartisan pro-life majority and getting to work,” Boehner said. “In accordance with the will of the people, we will again work to pass the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, formally codifying the Hyde Amendment.”
Boehner said he will make it a national priority to “help make abortion a relic of the past.”
“Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year,” he said.
Like red meat thrown to wolves. Of course, abortion will never be a relic of the past and making it illegal won’t prevent it from happening, it will just mean more women will die. Rand Paul has also quickly learned the script:
“Our nation is adrift, adrift in a wilderness where right and wrong have become subservient to a hedonism of the moment,” Paul said. “I believe our country is in need of a spiritual cleansing.”
He added, “We much preach a gospel so full of compassion, a gospel so full of justice that it cannot be resisted. Then and only then will the law again protect the innocent.”
Remember when Rand Paul actually pretended to be libertarian? Now he’s complaining about “hedonism” — which looks a lot like liberty to me.