Letter: Pro birth, not pro life
Some say they only vote for Republicans because they are “pro life.” It would be more accurate to say Republicans are “pro birth.” Once a child is born, how do Republican agendas help people?
Are Republicans truly pro life:
∎ When they vote against the minimum wage, food stamps, unemployment compensation and equal pay for women?
∎ When they deny man’s contribution to climate change, and do nothing to alter it?
∎ When they try to suppress the votes of minorities and the poor?
∎ When they deny marriage equality?
∎ When they do everything they can to stop the Affordable Care Act, which would give health security to every American?
∎ When they fight environmental protections for clean air and water?
∎ When they refuse to authorize spending to repair decaying infrastructure, which would create millions of jobs?
∎ When they are for capital punishment?
∎ When they are hawkish on foreign policy? How many thousands of people suffered or died due to the unnecessary Iraq war?
∎ When they vote against common-sense background checks for purchasing guns?
Until people are born, Republicans claim to be concerned; after people are born, Republicans prove to be apathetic.