A good friend of mine posted this on Facebook this morning. While she and I have never seen eye-to-eye politically, it surprised me to see this from her. I'm going to tear this thing apart because of the hilarious hypocrisy it represents.

If one is truly pro-life, especially if one claims to be interested in saving a child's life, then one should be at least in favor of reasonable gun control (which would be more accurately described as anti-gun). This is especially true given that, from ages 15-24, the second- and third-leading causes of death are homicide and suicide respectively. Both of those causes of death frequently involve firearms.

If one is also "pro-life", shouldn't one be happy that the ACA (aka Obamacare) has improved the affordability of healthcare for millions of people? Shouldn't one be happy that insurance that one has bought and paid for can no longer deny coverage for pre-existing conditions? Shouldn't one be happy that families will be much more likely to go bankrupt because one family member becomes ill and insurance won't cover the treatment needed to save that person's life?

If one is "pro-life", shouldn't one be happy that Obama has drawn down in Iraq and seems uneager to send US troops overseas to fight and die in quagmires for no discernible reason?


My "pro-God" friend has also criticized Obama in the past for wanting to extend unemployment benefits and wanting to expand various other benefits because it helps the "lazy people". Yet, I seem to remember a distinct passage in the Bible (Matthew 25:40) in which Jesus says "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

This person has been an overall good friend to me and been there for me when I needed it, so I'm not going to cut off the friendship, but I really wish she could see the hypocrisy in her worldview...