GOP Congressman Links Abortions to School Shootings (For Real)S

Get a load of this horseshit from Kevin Cramer, one of North Dakota's Republican Congressmen, earlier this month:

Just in the last several days, a Bismarck news anchor mistakenly uttered vulgarity on live television. He’s been heralded by celebrities from New York to California as some sort of pop icon. His bosses have been called goons because they fired him. We learned this week that the Pentagon is vetting its guide on religious tolerance with a group that compared Christian evangelism to rape, and advocated that military personnel and colluding chaplains who proselytize should be court-marshalled.

Forty years ago, the United States Supreme Court sanctioned abortion on demand. And we wonder why our culture sees school shootings so often.

Lol, "Abortion on Demand" makes it sound like it's an easy to access service offered by Direct TV. Which, as we know, couldn't be further from the truth — especially considering that in five states, it's actually EASIER to get a deadly weapon than it is to access abortion care, a healthcare right.

I get his twisted, foul, self-serving logic —- abortion is legal murder, therefore we shouldn't be surprised that people are murdering kids in schools — but it doesn't hold any water even upon the gentlest of prodding. The broadest point being that most Americans support safe and legal abortion, whereas you'd be hard pressed to find people who are onboard with school shootings.

And honestly, fuck this intolerance cloaked in supposed Cramer's misguided and damaging idea of Christianity. He can believe and practice whatever religion he wants, but the second those beliefs infringe on the rights of another person — even if that person's a woman! — they are no longer relevant.

[Think Progress]

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