In the early 1970’s there was a made-for-TV movie entitled Sybil. It was based on the true story of a woman who had multiple personalities and the title role was played by Sally Field. In the 1950’s Joanne Woodward had won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Eve White who also suffered from multiple personalities. Both these movies offered a fascinating look into dissociative identity disorder which is the official medical term.
Perhaps Governor Gavin Newsom of the great state of California is a victim of this psychological condition. How else can we explain his passion to eradicate the death penalty and yet support the abortion of innocent children.
Here is a recent statement from Newsom as he enacted a moratorium on California’s death penalty: “I cannot sign off on executing hundreds and hundreds of human beings, knowing — knowing — that among them will be innocent human beings”. There was also this impassioned statement: “It’s a very emotional place that I stand,” he said. “This is about who I am as a human being, this is about what I can or cannot do. To me this is the right thing to do.”
This person who is filled with angst about executing hundreds and hundreds of human beings and doing the right thing is also a proud proponent of abortion rights. Additionally, he supports a reintroduction of SB24 which would mandate California state university health centers dispense abortion drugs to students.
It is estimated that over 100,000 abortions are committed annually in California. So the Gavin Newsom who is empathetic and compassionate when it comes to wrongfully executing even one person via the death penalty is more than happy to increase the number of executions of innocent children in the name of reproductive rights? And so we have the Two Faces of Gavin.
During Newsom’s January swearing in speech he said he remembered his father telling him “it’s never the wrong time to do the right thing”. Perhaps the Governor needs to heed dad’s advice when it comes to abortion and decide which Gavin he wants to be.