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  •  Just passed by some idiots protesting abortion (12+ / 0-)

    here in Bellevue, WA. Standing outside the clinic in a mall with signs, excuse me -- lies and distortions on signs, like "Women do regret having an abortion"

    That's the GOP base, folks, ugly and stupid personified.

    Food processed to be nothing more than simple starches with two dozen flavorings and stabilizers added to make it appear to be food isn't "food". It's "feed" -- what you give to livestock to fatten them up for slaughter.

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 10:34:20 AM PDT

    •  Some women might have regrets (15+ / 0-)

      and that's okay, because they are adults who are capable of making their own choices and living with the consequences.  We need to be honest that sometimes, the decision to have an abortion is the right one, but regretfully so.  These are not mutually exclusive.  The choice to end a pregnancy isn't ever easy, or made lightly, and that's okay.  We're women, we can handle the tough stuff.  Just give us real, honest information and a safe emotional space in which to choose!

      "Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom." -- G.W.Carver

      by northbronx on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 11:10:43 AM PDT

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      •  All the more reason... (3+ / 0-)
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        ....to leave those women alone.  Very few people make this choice casually.

      •  Life Choices (4+ / 0-)

        Many life choices cause regrets---ask anyone who's divorced. We still let people make choices.  I know someone who aborted a baby with birth defects. Even she had some regret---it's part of being a human being. She got past it, so the bottom line is women should make their own choices and be free from harassment from sign carrying zealots.

        •  You know, I bet some of these anti-abortion (2+ / 0-)
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          advocates—especially those "acting in Jesus' name"—never realized that following Christ's example means allowing people to make their own choices as free, rational moral beings.

          I mean, God doesn't force us to follow him, or strike us dead the moment we do something wrong; rather, if you're the type to agree with Christian theology, he gives people a free choice in how to live their lives ("He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous." – Matthew 5:45). This is irrespective of whether you think abortion—or gay marriage, or whatever—is a sin or not.

          Therefore, shouldn't they as Christians, trying to follow Christ's example, allow these issues to be legal, so that people can make their own choices? I'm not saying it can't or shouldn't be an ethical issue for them, but if they truly want to act in accordance with their namesake they would stop trying to force or legislate their perception of morality.

          "The patriarchal form of government readily becomes despotic, as each person may see in his own family. Fathers…behold with impatience a new character and way of thinking… An empire is an immense egotism." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'The Young American'

          by JuDGe3690 on Fri Mar 14, 2014 at 09:38:22 PM PDT

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