Kellyanne Conway Just Made An Abortion Revelation That Will Shock Conservatives

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Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, who declared she was pro-life while campaigning for Donald Trump,  revealed in an article published today that as a teenager, she helped a friend get an abortion — and even helped to pay for it.

She told New York Magazine that even now she is “sympathetic” to any woman who gets an abortion, adding: “Do I know anybody who ever got an abortion?…Well, of course I do. I’ve driven them there. I’ve helped pay.”

At a rally in Washington, D.C. the week after Trump’s inauguration, Conway told an anti-abortion rally in no uncertain terms that, “I am pro-life.”

That reflects the position Trump has also taken in recent years, although earlier in his career he appeared to support the right of women to get abortions if they wished.

In the New York magazine article, Conway was asked if she associates feminism with a hatred of men. She said she has her own brand of “conservative feminism,” which she described as “softer” and “less anti-male” and “less pro-abortion” than the feminism of women who marched in rallies after the Trump inaugural. “I don’t object to other people marching at all,” she said of the women’s marches, “you know, my friends were there.”

Conway also said in the article that she wouldn’t support repeal of “Roe v Wade,” the Supreme Court ruling that made it legal to get abortions. She said she is against abortion as it has been defined by some feminists and Democrats, doesn’t want abortion to be available to “anyone, anytime, anywhere,” and wants people to be “culturally” more sensitive to the “value of life.”

In other words, Conway is a hypocrite who in front of pro-life groups is pro-life, but in her own real life hedges on when and whether abortion is acceptable. Her position would be anathema to many evangelical groups and Republican politicians – including Vice President Mike Pence – who do not condone abortion under any circumstances.

As for helping pay for a friend’s abortion, she waves it off as just something she did then, not something she believes now. “You know,” she said in the article, “when you’re young, you’re thinking about the person, not the issue. We were younger, and I was focused on her, not on the larger public policy.”

So to Conway, the issue is fungible, depending on your age, whether it is happening to a friend, and whether you now work for a President whose positions change to accommodate his politics. That is the definition of hypocrisy.

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jwc2blue
link 03/20/17 09:55:06PM @jwc2blue:

The "do as I say, not as I do" hypocrisy of the entitled right wing.

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Randy
link 03/20/17 10:12:10PM @randy:

We were younger, and I was focused on her, not on the larger public policy.”

Focused on her choice!

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jwc2blue
link 03/21/17 06:02:27AM @jwc2blue:

Focused on her choice!

The rwnj's hypocrisy on display.

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Hal A. Lujah
link 03/20/17 10:20:09PM @hal-a-lujah:

She's going to hell for sure now.

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jwc2blue
link 03/20/17 10:53:04PM @jwc2blue:

She's going to hell for sure now.

I expect she already has a corner office there.

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 10:21:12PM @kavika:

Oh man, this administration gets more bizarre by the minute.

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Bob Nelson
link 03/21/17 08:29:33AM @bob-nelson:

All snark aside, I don't know what to make of this.

One take-away is that Trump doesn't care all that much about the abortion topic.

Another take-away is that Conway brings more to the administration than her pro-life stance detracts. (Exactly "what she brings" is a whole other can of worms.)

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jwc2blue
link 03/21/17 09:47:30AM @jwc2blue:

I think you have a good point Bob. But I think that what it really shows is that she is willing to take any stance needed to make herself employable.

It wasn't so long ago that she was saying a lot of the same things that Democrats are saying about him.

https://mediamatters.org/research/2016/08/19/here-s-how-trump-s-new-campaign-manager-attacked-him-cable-news-pundit/212524

Conway Has Previously Attacked Donald Trump For “Untrue” And “Unpresidential” Comments


Conway: Trump "Says He's For The Little Guy But He's Actually Built A Lot Of His Businesses On The Backs Of The Little Guy." Conway stated that Trump had “actually built a lot of his business on the backs of the little guy” and has a history of “not paying contractors after [they have helped him] build something,” adding that “the little guys have suffered” because of Trump. From the February 10 edition of CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello:

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Bob Nelson
link 03/21/17 11:22:43AM @bob-nelson:

Indeed...

Exactly "what she brings" is a whole other can of worms.

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magnoliaave
link 03/21/17 01:38:35PM @magnoliaave:

I don't find that shocking at all.....

I am pro life, but, also, pro choice.  My choice would not be an abortion, however, there are circumstances that preclude my telling another woman that she must give birth. 

Conway was honest on this occasion. 

One would have to search forever to find any successful businessman/woman who the workers did not feel they were used to build this person's fortune.  And, actually, it is the truth.  Their skills were used and they were paid. Holding up a contractor's last payment is not unusual if there are questions on the quality of work or extending the deadline for finished product.   

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jwc2blue
link 03/21/17 01:45:51PM @jwc2blue:

I am pro life, but, also, pro choice.

She is neither. She's pro-Kellyanne. Nothing more.

As for helping pay for a friend’s abortion, she waves it off as just something she did then, not something she believes now. “You know,” she said in the article, “when you’re young, you’re thinking about the person, not the issue. We were younger, and I was focused on her, not on the larger public policy.”

So to Conway, the issue is fungible, depending on your age, whether it is happening to a friend, and whether you now work for a President whose positions change to accommodate his politics. That is the definition of hypocrisy.

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Cerenkov
link 03/21/17 01:50:14PM @cerenkov:

If you are a black & white ideologue, a nuanced position is merely a threat to your orthodoxy. 

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The_Jewel
link 03/21/17 01:45:23PM @the-jewel:

BFD!

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jwc2blue
link 03/21/17 01:47:19PM @jwc2blue:

Moderators, please remove this off-topic trash from the article.

Thank you.

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The_Jewel
link 03/21/17 01:54:52PM @the-jewel:

Oh look at the hypocrisy from JW.  That certainly fits the topic.

 

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A. Macarthur
link 03/21/17 01:53:47PM @a-macarthur:

The comments are technically not "off-topic," albeit they are not substantive with regard to the discussion.

I will defer to other moderators if any can cite a particular CoC violation.

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The_Jewel
link 03/21/17 01:58:32PM @the-jewel:

These sort of demostrations from LWNj's really dosn't serve much purpose when they attack a women who supports a nuanced view of abortion as many do.  It only serves to make them look crazier then they already are.

 

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magnoliaave
link 03/21/17 02:43:21PM @magnoliaave:

That's the whole issue.....nothing is black or white! 

If my friend came to me overwhelmed because she was pregnant with nowhere to turn, I would do everything I could to help her even if it meant giving her some money.  Perhaps, it would go against my own beliefs, but I have to put my beliefs aside and help my friend. 

I have been giving no rights to judge anyone or anything. 

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