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  •  Our screwed up society (1+ / 0-)
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    paradise50

    There is plenty to be sickened about in the Gosnell case, but what makes me really disgusted is that his defense for first degree murder is that he killed viable babies before they were born. I suppose its too much to ask for folks to explain why a few inches of muscle & tissue should be the dividing line between a "legal medical procedure" and first degree homicide.

    I've come to the conclusion that our gun loving/baby killing society is really just a cruel joke being played on us all by the NRA and NARAL who are like two peas in a pod. Try to start a conversation about "reasonable restrictions" on constitutional rights and both immediately cry foul. Then confronted with the unspeakable atrocities (Sandyhook/Gosnell) that result from the public policies they advocate, they respond by saying that "more guns!" or "more abortions!" are needed.  It's like we are living in a crazy Orwellian novel.

    Nobody needs to be able to fire 154 rounds in five minutes to protect themselves from a home intruder. We need to eliminate high capacity magazines, not because we want to take away your guns, but because they turn a gun into a weapon of mass destruction.

    Similarly, getting an abortion is hardly a day at the spa. We should be working harder to make them RARE. Not because we want to control women, but because it sucks for them too.

    •  ...maybe you meant "no abortions"... (0+ / 0-)

      they respond by saying that "more guns!" or "more abortions!"

      BTW, thanks for commenting, since you've been lurker for the better part of a year...
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      Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant. The rest of us must suffer the consequences.

      by paradise50 on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 05:12:41 PM PDT

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      •  No I meant "MORE abortions" (0+ / 0-)

        as in Ilyse Hogue making this comment:

        "So let me be loud and clear: Kermit Gosnell is a dangerous predator. He wouldn’t exist, couldn’t exist, without the work of Rep. Duffy and his friends in the anti-choice movement. Opponents of women’s rights have hounded safe, legal health providers halfway out of business and blocked women’s access to the quality care they need."
        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...
        Ilyse is saying the problem with Gosnell was that he was the only option for women wanting a late term abortion, because the procedure is illegal in PA. The solution is to do away with this restriction and permit late term abortion providers to act legally so they can be properly regulated.

        That's just like the NRA saying "gun free zones" around schools are to blame for shooters targeting classrooms, because they know nobody will shoot back. Their answer is to do away with this restriction and train teachers to carry guns so they can protect their students.

        Different issue - same argument.

        Not sure how the "lurker" label makes any difference to the merits of my argument, but I'm glad I commented too.

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