A pro-life philosophy requires that we be attentive to the sick, the homeless, the poor and to innocent victims of war.
President Bush presided over a massive execuition schedule when he was governor of Texas. More people were executed during his reign as governor than at any other time, in any state in the history of America. Is this pro-life?
He has sent young Americans to their death in Iraq on the false statement that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Now wwe know, from our own inspectors, that there were no such weapons. Is this pro-life?
Meanwhile, Bush has instituted programs to develop additional weapons of mass destruction including mini-nuclear bombs for use in future wars. Is this pro-life?
More that 20,000 soldiers have been air evacuated out of Iraq due to medical or psychiatric injuries. The press generally counts only the United States military deaths, over 1,000 thus far. Many thousands of Iraquis have died, mostly innocent civilians, most of them women and childre. Is this pro-life?
Bush has refused to sign a treaty banning land mines, most of whose victims are children. Is this pro-life?
Bush has turned a blind eye to fratracidal wars, famine and disease in Africa. Is this pro-life?
Life does not end at birth. We have to respect and care for those already born, the sick, the children, the homeless, the mentally ill, the poor without health insurance, the elderly and those no longer able to work. Bush has diverted billions upon billions of dollars that could have been used to help those innocent groups in order to pursue his own unnecessary and vicious war. This, I fear, is only the beginning of Bush's pro-death tirade if he is re-elected. I'm voting pro-life in November. I'm voting against Bush.