Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Davis and Abortion

Both sides of the abortion debate have been using Congressman Tom Davis comments on abortion to prove their respective points. Pro-Life Blogs, one of the leading collection of posts on the pro-life movement attacked Congressman Tom Davis today stating:

I'm more concerned about the 4,000 human beings who are killed every day than angering "moderate suburban voters" and galvanizing "abortion rights activists"."A real bullet"? "Theoretical"? Babies aren't dying in theory, they are dying for real, and obviously Tom Davis doesn't believe this to be true.
Liberals have also begun jumping all over the comments, and are using them back against Republicans. An editorial in the Montpelier Times says:
Davis, who has watched the flight of Virginia voters to the Democrats, is beginning to think that selling out the conservatives is what needs to happen.
While I agree with much of Congressman Davis' platform, I do not feel he is correct about this. We see in suburban Virginia outspoken pro-life State-Senators such as Cuccinelli and O'Brien hold seats, as well as Congressman Frank Wolf who is very religious. I understand the 11th is continuing to change underneath Congressman Davis' feet, but I am not sure his motives for discussing the problems with the pro-life movement, won't this come back to haunt him during a Senate primary? Another article from MSN Money can be found here


At 11/29/2005 08:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe now you realize Tom Davis is pro-choice.

At 11/30/2005 10:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Davis never said, "I'm pro choice." He said, "if Roe is overturned, we are going to have to face the issue and suburban women are going to potentially be scared away."

Tom's problem is sometimes he speaks to frankly when giving political analysis. He needs to know that these kids of comments are going to be used to screw him by both the left and the right. They are going to spin it to advance their purposes.

Davis never said we should back away from being in favor of a culture of life. He just said that once the issue moves from theoretical to political, we are going to have to face the issue and it may cause problems. Why does that make him pro choice?

At 12/03/2005 08:45:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

go back and look at Tom's votes- the numerous ones where he and Connie Morella were the only ones to side with the Democrats- and then you'll see that he has been willing to sell out conservatives for years.


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