Anti-Choice Columnist Calls Out Fellow Religious Right Activists For Israel Hypocrisy
Remember that story Charles Johnson talked about awhile back about the Israeli government funding all abortions for people who are 20 to 33 years of age?
It turns out, at least one American wingnut was logically consistent after all. Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch points out that Mark Gordon, a writer for a conservative catholic website, has demanded that the US government end all aid to Israel until the country stops funding abortions. He maybe wrong, but at least you won’t be able to accuse him of hypocrisy here.
Religious Right activists often claim that they will never be silent about “Nazi” abortion rights …that is, unless those rights exist in Israel. We noted last week that Israel’s decision to expand public funding for abortion coverage was met with crickets from many American anti-choice groups that also embrace Christian Zionism and accuse President Obama of being unfriendly to Israel.
These organizations, of course, would have erupted with rage if the Obama administration had even contemplated implementing a similar policy.
In a column today, a writer at the conservative Catholic website Aleteia calls out U.S abortion rights opponents for responding to Israel’s new policy “with little comment or condemnation,” wondering if they either “missed the story” or think “abortion in Israel just doesn’t matter.”
Aleteia’s Mark Gordon writes that in order to be consistent, the same anti-choice movement that demands a ban on government funds for abortion coverage and groups like Planned Parenthood in the U.S. should also call for the end of U.S. aid to Israel: “American taxpayers should not be put in the position of underwriting the culture of death. But if that’s true of Obamacare – and it is – then shouldn’t it be true for American foreign aid?”