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  •  Since when do priests do abortions? (2+ / 0-)
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    A hospital is a medical facility.  If they want to practice sectarian medicine, they are free to do so, they just don't get funded for it.  No one is forcing a sectarian practicitioner to do anything against their religious principles, including Jehovah's Witness, Christian Scientist or any other religious praticioner.  Polticians need to accept generally accepted medical practice for the science it is and quit promoting their sectarian agenda at the expense of women of reproductive age who seem to be the target du jour.

    Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

    by arlene on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 01:37:25 PM PDT

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    •  The issue... (0+ / 0-)

      ...is that the priests think they are saving a baby in the womb with equal rights as the mother to life, liberty and the persuit of happiness.  Most people who are pro choice don't hate women.  Many of them are women.  To ignore this fact makes the whole debate tough to settle reasonably.

      •  The priest's belief (1+ / 0-)
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        ends where a woman's body begins.  Catholic priests don't have uteri, so they have no skin in the game.  As I said, they are free to hold their beliefs, whatever they are.  They just aren't entitled to impose them on unwitting women.  If a woman wants to be a martyr, that is her choice also.  She doesn't live in another woman's skin, whose beliefs may be entirely different from hers.

        Don't look back, something may be gaining on you. - L. "Satchel" Paige

        by arlene on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 02:57:06 PM PDT

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      •  They're not looking for a reasonable settlement (1+ / 0-)
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        They're looking to politically impose their spiritual beliefs on others, and it doesn't stop with making it impossible to get a safe abortion under any circumstances at all, it extends to making birth control unavailable.  

        "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

        by KateCrashes on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 03:01:53 PM PDT

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