Earth to Ryan: ALL Life is Life
August 24, 2012 by
Exposing the Big Game
I was going to lay off Paul Ryan for a
while, until I read his statement in an interview with a Pennsylvania news
station: 'I stand by my pro-life record in Congress. It's something I'm
proud of.' I just find it anomalous that a diehard bowhunter claims to be
'pro-life.' Either he's lying about championing life, or he doesn't
understand that humans aren't the only animals imbued with it.
congressional record leaves no doubt about his militantly 'pro-life,'
right-wing, anti-abortion stance (he opposes the procedure even in cases of
rape or incest), it must be that he considers only human life worthy of the
L-word. Apparently all others don't measure up to the status of having life,
in his opinion. It may come as a shock to someone so used to depersonalizing
and objectifying certain beings while pursuing their favorite lethal hobby,
but whether human or non-human, all life is life.
When I think of the
term 'pro-life,' I think of pro-wildlife (and therefore, anti-hunting);
pro-animal life (humans being animals, they're included here); pro-animate
life; pro-the-living. But I fail to see how a human ovum fertilized through
an act of incest or violence rates higher than a fully aware, fully
functioning adult deer, elk or turkey.