Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Saying Life Begins at Conception Is ‘Extreme and Radical’

So…not satisfied with disagreement on a seminal issue regarding life, Wasserman-Schultz elects to raise the stakes of the argument by painting those with whom she disagrees as "extreme and radical".  Imagine, thinking that life begins at conception is now an "extreme and radical" belief.  

“ – Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Thursday that for states to enact constitutional amendments that say human life begins at conception is an “extreme and radical” step.  For the vast majority of Americans, including people on both sides of the abortion issue, this is an extreme and radical step, she said.”

Lets forget for a moment that there are scientists that attest to what I (and many others) believe…  

More after the jump……

“Dr. Alfred M. Bongiovanni, professor of pediatrics and obstetrics at the University of Pennsylvania, stated:  “I have learned from my earliest medical education that human life begins at the time of conception…. I submit that human life is present throughout this entire sequence from conception to adulthood and that any interruption at any point throughout this time constitutes a termination of human life….  I am no more prepared to say that these early stages [of development in the womb] represent an incomplete human being than I would be to say that the child prior to the dramatic effects of puberty…is not a human being. This is human life at every stage.””

…this belief is timeless and deeply rooted in human life and the understanding of life.  

So…when did this belief (note that I use the word “belief” and not “fact” even though I KNOW life begins at conception)..become “extreme and radical”



1.  of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average: extreme measures.

2. utmost or exceedingly great in degree :extreme joy.

3. farthest from the center or middle; outer most; endmost: the extreme limits of a town.

4. farthest, utmost, or very far in any direction: an object at the extreme point of vision.

5. exceeding the bounds of moderation: extreme fashions.


1. of or going to the root or origin; fundamental: a radical difference.

2. Thorough going or extreme, especially as regards change from accepted or traditional forms: a radical change in the policy of a company.

3. Favoring drastic political, economic, or social reforms: radical ideas; radical and anarchistic ideologues.

4. forming a basis or foundation.

5. existing inherently in a thing or person: radical defects of character.

I didn’t want to turn this into a debate on the life begins at conception thing.  I only wanted to point out how the left and the Democrat Party are now framing this issue.  

From TheGatewayPundit:  

“Smart people like Ms. Wasserman-Schultz support the protection of Spotted Owl eggs because they understand that to destroy a gestating owl does in fact destroy an owl. The fact they refuse to follow the same simple logic with respect to gestating humans shows that they allowed themselves been compromised by other factors.”

I’m wondering why it is “extreme and radical” to protect life from conception, but not “extreme and radical” to protect Spotted Owl eggs.

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