Now here’s something that I just stumbled across by accident, and since I had never heard of it before will continue to see if I can find more sources, but OH this would not play well with the Fundies!
It seems that back in 1970 before Roe V Wade was the law of the land little George W. Bush was involved in getting his girlfriend an illegal abortion. The down side to this bit of news is its source – an interview CNN had with Larry Flynt but just because he is a smut peddler does not necessarily make him or his sources unreliable. I would feel better about his if it were coming from an investigative reporter. Here’s an excerpt:
CNN – Mr. Flynt, I would like to know how you plan to protect yourself from a law suit by claiming to have the goods on GWBush.
Flynt: Because we have them and the truth is an absolute defense.
CNN; When and where are you going to publish information about George W. Bush?
Flynt: When I said that we had the proof, I am referring to knowing who the girl was, knowing who the doctor was that pereformed the abortion, evidence from girlfriends of hers at the time, who knew about the romance and the subsequent abortion. The young lady does not want to go public, and without her willingness, we don’t feel that we’re on solid enough legal ground to go with the story, because should she say it never happened, then we’ve got a potential libel suit. But we know we have enough evidence that we believe completely. One of the things that interested us was that this abortion took place before Roe Vs. Wade in 1970, which made it a crime at the time. I’d just like the national media to ask him if abortion is okay for him and his family, but not for the rest of America. We’re not looking at it as a big issue, we’re looking at it as a situation of people not being told the truth. I think the American people have a right to know everything there is to know about someone running for President.
Since the page I stumbled across lists links that no longer have pages associated with them I would appreciate any information on sources you folks might have. The reason I think this story (if true) is important is not because I am against a womans right to choose, quite the contrary, I think this shows us just that much more of Bush’s seemingly unlimited hypocrisy and his feelings of guilt (assuming he has feelings) might help explain his rabid desire to turn our country into a theocracy.