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    I've been admiring your sig line since the first time I saw it.  It's about the same as the line I've used on Libertarians and Libertarian-leaning Repugs:
    "A government that has the power to say you can't have an abortion inherently has the power to say you must have an abortion."

    It came to me one day (circa 1985) when I was tabling (getting signatures on petitions, etc.) for People For Choice in Modesto, CA - a city largely populated by California's version of rednecks.  The fundies had been haunting the grammar schools with pictures of bloody fetuses.  A girl who appeared to be 9 - 10 years old and her father approached the table.  Her comment was approximately, "ooh, killing babies."  Her father glared at her and shut her up with, "Do you want the government telling you what to do?!"

    To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln

    by Eyesbright on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 09:30:05 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks! I saw this too late to rec. It's surprisin (0+ / 0-)

      gly hard to lead people to understand this simple idea, isn't it? It's like "government out of Medicare" and "government hands off my food stamps" or people who thought "Tort reform" would only shut other, underseving people, out of the courtroom. sigh

      Okay, the Government says you MUST abort your child. NOW do you get it?

      by Catskill Julie on Tue Mar 20, 2012 at 08:48:18 AM PDT

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