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  •  the fundamental right... (9+ / 0-)

    that the Court predicated Roe on was Privacy...amazing how all the "get the government out of my business" GOPnuts have no trouble at all violating the privacy of my uterus.

    If you're going to reason with me, please use actual reason.

    by jeannesgirl on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 08:18:02 AM PDT

    •  I don't have a uterus anymore and I still feel... (10+ / 0-)

      violated and demeaned by the actions of the GOP wacktivists.

      I'm afraid that many of us Baby Boomers are complacent on keeping abortion safe, accessible, and legal because we figure it's no longer our battle. It seems so illogical to me that a generation weaned on "free love" and access to contraception would now be wanting to restrict the choices of subsequent generations.

      Having said that, it alarms me that many young women are also complacent. I've talked to women in their twenties who insist that no one is going to take away their contraceptive freedom and are in disbelief that this could happen to them. One woman in her twenties told me that she had never registered to vote because she dislikes politics and yet she's very concerned about women's health and freedom of choice. SMH. No wonder the assholes are winning.

      "Some drink deeply from the river of knowledge. Others only gargle." Woody Allen

      by SquirrelQueen on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:13:56 AM PDT

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      •  No complacent boomers in my circle (2+ / 0-)
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        Lots of furious women who fought that fight the first time and are royally pissed that it seems to need fighting again. Also some deep alarm that more younger women, for whom it is a "here and now" kind of issue, have not been more vocal and active (at least until recently). A sort of "they won't know what they have til it's gone" frustration..

        “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

        by Catte Nappe on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:57:06 AM PDT

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        •  Good to hear. I'm Silent Gen, was 31 when Roe was (3+ / 0-)
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          decided.  We will never let them do to the young what was done to us.  Never.

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          by Mimikatz on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 11:23:54 AM PDT

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          •  If they thought we were tough... (0+ / 0-)

            when Roe v Wade was all about fighting for our own rights, wait 'til they see us fight for our daughters, granddaughters, nieces, friends, students, etc!

            If you're going to reason with me, please use actual reason.

            by jeannesgirl on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 06:55:03 PM PDT

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