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  •  Maybe YOU (4.00)
    have let your women friends feel as if they'd lose you as a friend if they told you.  Women, as much, if not more, look for acceptance from their peers.

    One of my dearest friends, as we women-sat each other through our pregnancies, told me one day how she had a niece who'd so disgusted her when she found out she'd had an abortion.

    Until then, it hadn't been a point of contention between us.  We'd both carried each other through our pregnancies.

    But when she evidenced her disgust, I had no recourse but to tell her I'd also gone through an abortion years earlier.  I mean, after all, if she was disgusted at her niece, what relevance could I possibly have to her?

    Our friendship ended.  I was relieved.

    You either like and respect me for what I am, or walk.  

    •  Whoa, Nellie. (none)
      Not sure what I did to deserve this attack. I'm sorry that you feel that way about me, and would like to think that if you actually knew me as something other than font as a screen, you would have some notion of just how unfair that particular attack was.

      The less a man knows about how sausages and laws are made, the easier it is to steal his vote and give him botulism.

      by SensibleShoes on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 07:21:55 PM PST

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    •  And furthermore (none)
      This is an excellent example of the kind of knee-jerk anger and antagonism that makes the left so divisive. We are so ready to jump all over each other without bothering to find out what people actually believe that it's no wonder the wingnuts are able to eat us for breakfast.

      I troll-rated the dickwad who attacked you, for Pete's sake. What are you jumping all over me for? I am not the woman you had the unpleasant experience with. Jesus effing Christ.

      The less a man knows about how sausages and laws are made, the easier it is to steal his vote and give him botulism.

      by SensibleShoes on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 07:26:33 PM PST

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      •  I think this may have come from confusion (none)
        When you said "that lousy abortion-causing doctor" you were referring not to the doctor who performed abortions, but to the doctor who refused to write a prescription for birth control, yes?

        If so, then I hope you people can make peace. If not, well, then I guess I'm with xyz...

        •  Of course I meant that, evil penguin. (none)
          But I have no desire for peace now. Jesus Christ, I've had enough of being crapped on tonight.

          The less a man knows about how sausages and laws are made, the easier it is to steal his vote and give him botulism.

          by SensibleShoes on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 07:41:17 PM PST

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    •  And you know I just reread my comment (none)
      and can't see anything in it to account for your scathing attack on me. So I'm on my merry way (or "walk"ing, if you prefer) with my conscience intact... hope you're feeling better soon.

      The less a man knows about how sausages and laws are made, the easier it is to steal his vote and give him botulism.

      by SensibleShoes on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 07:30:33 PM PST

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      •  I apologize if you think I'm 'scathing' (none)
        that's not my intent.

        This isn't or will never be the first time people misundersand what's being said.

        The only thing I will not apologize for is what I've done.  I've no regrets.  

        Whatever choices anyone else makes, it's for them to decide.

        All I am fighting for is choice.

        Peace.

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