The Governor of Missouri is Matt Blunt, son of a Missouri Congressman of a similarly appropriate name. The headline in today’s paper is “Blunt task force examining abortion affects on women.” How appropriate.
This is a good article – good because it slants in my direction. Apparently Governor Blunt has formed a task force of pro-life extreme moralists to examine the affect of abortion ow women. ‘The Governor’s Task Force on the Impact of Abortion on Women convened last week in Blunt’s Capital office…. Its members – all opposed to abortion – were recruited no directly by Blunt’s staff, but rather by a pair of anti-abortion activists.”
Is is so disheartening that the extreme moralists cannot see the futility of their maligned process. They are discredited from the get-go. The defense of this process by Governor Blunt escapes me. He is quoted as saying, “I certainly would begin with the presumption that abortion has a negative impact on Missouri children, Missouri women, Missouri men, because it’s harmful to society,” Blunt said.
He further said that the task force is going to hunt for “truthful, honest information.” You and I talk about writing persuasive essays. We talk about making assumptions about the understanding of our readers. We ponder how much we have to say to make our case. It seems to me that the ludicrousness of this task force would not have to be identified and dissected to make my case.
The real sadness is that the central issue of the devastating plague of abortions sweeping our country is lost in the process. The argument centers around processes like the foolish ideals of the Missouri Governor – and the real problems are left dangling from the hate crime noose.