I’m not really sure there’s any other way to interpret this bit of lunacy from Walker: Texas Ranger…

Lastly, as we near the eve of another Christmas, I wonder: What would have happened if Mother Mary had been covered by Obamacare? What if that young, poor and uninsured teenage woman had been provided the federal funds (via Obamacare) and facilities (via Planned Parenthood, etc.) to avoid the ridicule, ostracizing, persecution and possible stoning because of her out-of-wedlock pregnancy? Imagine all the great souls who could have been erased from history and the influence of mankind if their parents had been as progressive as Washington’s wise men and women! Will Obamacare morph into Herodcare for the unborn?

For those of you who have forgotten – or perhaps are just unfamiliar with – the Gospel of Matthew, Herod allegedly murdered every infant under the age of two in and around Bethlehem in an attempt to eliminate the newborn King of the Jews.? Jesus escaped his intended fate by being whisked away to Egypt by Joseph after being warned by God.? While historians do not consider this to have actually happened, Norris’ intent will be clear to his intended audience.? And that’s blowing right by the absurd idea that Mary – who had been informed by God that He had put that fetus there and that it was the flippin’ Son of God – would elect to terminate the pregnancy.

What is ultimately ironic about this is that studies have shown that the legality of abortion has no impact on it’s rate; only on it’s safety.? In other words, when abortions are illegal, women just get dangerous “back-alley” abortions instead.? Additionally, 46% of abortions resulted from sex without contraceptives, and 54% from people who used contraceptives, but mostly (nearly 90% of them) incorrectly.? We could reduce the incidence of abortion by approximately 95% just by educating people on the proper use of contraceptives.

Just to repeat – make abortion illegal, and the result is no reduction in abortion, but a transference to dangerous “back alley” abortions.? Educate people on contraceptives, reduce the incidence of abortion by 95%.? If your goal is reducing abortion, the choice here should be pretty clear.

Perhaps the cruelest stroke of all is the fact that the “pro-life” side is opposing health care reform because of this issue, while uninsured kids suffer from a three-fold increase in mortality rate from trauma compared to insured kids.? This is, quite literally, a case of “life begins at conception and ends at birth”.? Except that the overwhelming majority of uninsured fetuses will still not get pre-natal care; after all, 78% of all pregnancies are not aborted.

Just sayin’.