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  •  A major problem throughout history is that... (2+ / 0-)
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    current generations tend to have a hard time believing claims about the barbarity of their forebears. Cambodia struggles today to fight off the resurgence of former Khmer Rouge leaders, as most youth simply believe the tales of brutality to be overblown and politically motivated.

    Similarly, we have a very hard time reminding (without scolding) new generations today how and why abortion used to be quite deadly.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 11:33:29 AM PST

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    •  I don't think we even need to emphasize (0+ / 0-)

      the barbarity. I do think we need to remind them that abortion did not begin with Roe v. Wade, that women have always found a way to terminate a pregnancy, and that the only relevant issue is whether or not these abortions should be legal.

      And if they say no, ask them what the criminal penalties should be. I've never met a person who could answer that question.

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