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  •  I don't know (1+ / 0-)
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    karmsy

    what kind of support marriage equality is currently getting, but support for Roe has never dropped below 50%,, and has usually been in the 55-60% range. At times it has been as high as 65%.

     Support is high for these types of issues when there is a generally perceived wrong that needs righting. Thus, it was easy to support abortion rights during a period when there was lots of news about women dying or rendering themselves infertile through back-alley or self-administered abortions. Once abortion became safe and legal, it also became taken for granted. Two generations of women came of age never knowing what it was like not to have access to abortion. This allowed opponents to bring their viewpoint to the fore with less opposition than there should have been.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sun May 26, 2013 at 04:32:23 AM PDT

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    •  Interesting way of looking at it. (1+ / 0-)
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      Clearly, haters have taken advantage of the moribund state of organized feminism in recent decades to make inroads.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Sun May 26, 2013 at 06:26:07 AM PDT

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      •  It's the long view. (1+ / 0-)
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        When you get to be my age, that's often the only view you get.

        "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

        by sidnora on Sun May 26, 2013 at 09:06:50 AM PDT

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