When President Obama said that we must find common ground I cringed a bit. This isn't Cap and Trade, it isn't an economic principle, it's not an opinion that either side holds; to find common ground one must back off a fundamental principle of what they believe.“The problem here is that we’re trivializing abortion,” said Rev. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life. It doesn't just trivialize abortion, it also trivializes the beliefs of either side to assume that they can just lay down fundamental beliefs for the sake of false political harmony.I agree with the president that we should work together to find common ground on this issue. Perhaps I have a unique view, but I do not believe that we need to cede any ground as we work together with President Obama.
My first suggestion is that we strive for gender equity in abortion. This can be achieved by introducing legislation that makes gender selective abortions illegal. So, which is it Mr. President? Does a pregnant woman have the right to abort her boy babes or do you stand for gender equity?
Second, over 35% of abortions in the US are performed for black mothers while African Americans compose only about 13% of the population. Clearly, abortion dispropotionately effects the African American community. At the local and state level, zoning laws could be used to limit the number of abortion facilities in predominately black neighborhoods. While I do not support racial quotas, that shouldn't stop President Obama from voicing his support for legislation that places firm racial quotas on abortion. Surely, he wants to do whatever he can to end the Black Genocide (warning: some photos on that site are graphic).
As conservatives settle into their diminished role they need to articulate persuasive arguments that further their agenda. This means smaller, hopefully more achievable, goals. By chipping away at abortion with focused attacks on its more offensive aspects, we broaden our appeal. Confronting the appalling racial statistics of abortion will demonstrate leadership on a little known "social justice" issue. That in turn will burnish our brand.
President Obama has made a couple of hollow offers (yes, I doubt the sincerity of his search for "common ground" and his promise to sit down with Tea Partiers); however, by engaging those offers we are able to descern his true motives. If a bill is introduced in Congress to reduce the number of minority abortions, he's going to be asked about it. Michelle will also be asked. Maybe it will even pass.