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  •  Abortion opinion is like "family values". Everyone (2+ / 0-)
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    FlamingoGrrl, Calamity Jean

    is totally comfy with passing judgment on others and pretending to be the ideologically pure "Leave it to Beaver" Perfect Family -

    - until it happens to them.

    That's my explanation for the 60%-plus armchair majorities favoring making life harder for whomever finds themselves in that situation.

    Just rephrase the question to something more tangible, e.g.,

    "Your best friend has just found out she's in an unwanted, unplanned pregnancy that might totally mess up her personal and family life. She wants an abortion.

    Would you support having her wait 24 hours, forcing her to notify her partner, forcing her to read a list of abortion risks put together by anti-abortion politicians, to ask for parental permission, etc. etc.?"

    You'll see those polling figures plummet, and only the hardcore life-at-conception zealots toeing the party line.
    •  You left out the (2+ / 0-)
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      Assaf, Calamity Jean

      forced vaginal probing(s).  Y'know, for informational purposes.

      I'm part of the "bedwetting bunch of website Democrat base people (DKos)." - Rush Limbaugh, 10/16/2012 Torture is Wrong! We live near W so you don't have to. Send love.

      by tom 47 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 12:58:14 PM PST

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