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King George End-runs Congressional Review on Global Gag Rule

Here's a pretty old legacy post from the blog archives of Geekery Today; it was written about 23 years ago, in 2001, on the World Wide Web.

Salon.com Politics | Bush to impose new abortion limits — JACKASS! Bush has decided to try to reissue the global gag rule in a form that cannot be overridden by the will of Congress (i.e., the people’s representatives). I can only hope that people remember this thuggish, Napoleonic streak of Bush’s come 2004…

P.S. Why does Bush continue to repeat that It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion either here or abroad? It’s already against the law for this to happen. What Bush is complaining about is taxpayer funds which are earmarked not to go towards abortion, going to family planning groups which also do provide abortion advocacy or abortion services. If Bush is going to say that that constitutes U.S. money going to abortion, then why the hell don’t faith-based initiatives constitute giving taxpayer money for evangelism? (Answer: they don’t, and neither does giving taxpayer money to family planning services constitute using taxpayer money for abortions). Bush is either (a) stupid, (b) lying, or (c) crazy. The sad thing is I really can’t rule out any of them.

Anticopyright. This was written in 2001 by Rad Geek. Feel free to reprint if you like it. This machine kills intellectual monopolists.