Karen Hughes compares pro-choicers to Al-Qaeda

I watched Karen Hughes say this live on CNN yesterday and it absolutely blew my mind.

“I think that after September 11, the American people are valuing life more and we need policies to value the dignity and worth of every life,” she said. “President Bush has worked to say, let’s be reasonable, let’s work to value life, let’s reduce the number of abortions, let’s increase adoptions. And I think those are the kinds of policies the American people can support, particularly at a time when we’re facing an enemy and, really, the fundamental issue between us and the terror network we fight is that we value every life.” (emphasis added) – NYT (Thanks to Daily Kos for copying this quote before the NYT mysteriously deleted it from their story.)

What’s particularly ironic is that “we’re facing an enemy” that actually shares Bush’s views on abortion:

“All abortions were banned under the fundamentalist Islamic rule of the Taliban militia from 1996-2001.” – Agence France-Presse quoted in the Tehran Times

Even funnier, it’s the Bush administration’s intervention into Afghanistan that has now made some abortions legal in that country – oops:

“Abortion up to the third month of pregnancy is legal again for Afghan women if their health is in danger, but after that they risk six months jail if they turn to backstreet abortionists.” (same article as above)

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