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  •  Whaaaaa? (5+ / 0-)
    Recruit the family members of fundies and GOP politicians to publicly have abortions.
    It's not "mean and personal," it's ridiculous. How the fuck do you "recruit" someone to have an abortion? That is a personal decision that should be made on a case-by-case basis BY THE WOMAN. "Recruit" women to have abortions? WTF kind of "advocate" are you?

    I'll continue to stay the fuck out of each woman's right to choose, thank you very much.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 07:40:15 AM PDT

    •  So you think an abortion is a magical (0+ / 0-)

      and special thing that must be approached with enormous gravity?  You're part of the problem.

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      by Troubadour on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 10:52:33 AM PDT

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      •  Is that, in fact, what you're suggesting? (3+ / 0-)
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        When I read the diary, I must have done a mental auto-correct and changed it to "Recruit the family members of fundies and GOP politicians to publicly speak about abortions that they've had."

        But you mean that literally, that you want to approach these women and talk them into getting pregnant and then having a public abortion?  I'm having trouble seeing how that could be done.

        As for whether abortion is a magical and special thing that must be approached with enormous gravity, I would say that it varies from one woman to the next.  Some do feel that way about it, and some don't. And I don't think we should be in the business of invalidating anyone's feelings about it, as long as we're firmly committed to protecting their right to make whichever choice they feel is best for them.

        •  Not wanting to invalidate people's feelings (0+ / 0-)

          is all well and good, but the other side appears to be advancing, so obviously there is a strategic flaw in acting like abortion is some weighty matter rather than being like getting a wart removed.

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          by Troubadour on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 11:29:58 AM PDT

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          •  Well... (0+ / 0-)

            ...to some women it is a weighty matter, and to others, it isn't.  And the same woman might even feel completely differently about it at different points in her life, under different circumstances.  
            So what's wrong with drawing the conclusion that it should therefore be an individual choice?  

            To those women who do find it a weighty matter, what do you say to them?  That they're delusional?  Brainwashed?  Because that's what the antis say to those women who don't consider it a weighty matter.

            •  The question is whether you want to preserve (0+ / 0-)

              the option or not.  If you do, then maybe it's time to get a little more strident in defense of it rather than being all reasonable and watching as the right disappears.

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              by Troubadour on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 11:40:49 AM PDT

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      •  Depends on the woman (3+ / 0-)
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        For many, it's not even a question or conflict. For others it is. Whether it's approached with enormous gravity or not is none of my fucking business.

        P.S. I am not a crackpot.

        by BoiseBlue on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 01:07:12 PM PDT

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