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  •  Because women aren't perfect, either. (0+ / 0-)

    They are much less likely to be criminals than men, but there are still female criminals (and women kill their children about as often as men [mainly because children at risk are with their mother far more often than with their father, if they are ever with their father]).

    Don't take my bluntness and attitude personally-the best weapon for the Democrats is the unvarnished truth, and the truth usually hurts.

    by DemocraticLuntz on Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 09:21:39 PM PDT

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    •  How about because (4+ / 0-)

      it is THEIR bodies?

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 09:31:08 PM PDT

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      •  Sure it's their body, but that doesn't mean (0+ / 0-)

        women necessarily are going to be right about the point  where a fetus becomes viable (or maybe it does, if women are able to sense such things-if you know of any studies on that, please post a link as I'd be interested in reading them). That's what I was responding to. I realize it was somewaht of a non-sequitur.

        Don't take my bluntness and attitude personally-the best weapon for the Democrats is the unvarnished truth, and the truth usually hurts.

        by DemocraticLuntz on Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 09:34:44 PM PDT

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        •  I'd rather leave it to (3+ / 0-)

          the individual than to a judge or a govt. Do you really want someone with Bush's I.Q. (about the same as his penis measurement) making that choice?

          If you did your homework, and bothered to check the facts (as I did), you would know that 88% of abortions are performed by the 12th week.  The 6% who wait for 13-15 weeks, do so because they couldn't afford to pay for an abortion. That is WELL before the time of viability.  If you want to keep abortions to the first trimester, I suggest donating to groups who help poor women pay for them--in other words, put your money where your mouth is.

          For post-viability abortions, I suggest you read Mary Scott's brilliant piece here.  She tells it like it is. I have a relative who had to have a post-viability abortion.  Her fetus was anencephalic, and could not survive outside the wolf. On the advice of her priest she waited two months--to the 7th month--to give it a chance at life .  That meant two more months of risking her life with the possibility of toxemia (she'd had it with both prior pregnancies). Her story is typical of women who have alte term abortions--either their life or health is at risk, or the fetus won't survive because of massive and multiple medical issues.

          http://www.dailykos.com/...

          The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

          by irishwitch on Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 09:42:57 PM PDT

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    •  but (1+ / 0-)
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      as long as it is inside her body it's not muder.

      Proud member of the women's studies crowd and a damn hippie!

      by sassy texan on Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 09:32:11 PM PDT

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    •  WTF? (3+ / 0-)

      How did we jump to criminality on this? We can't trust women to decide because some of them might be criminals?

      Speech in this country is free, you hack!

      -5.88, -6.82

      by Debby on Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 09:57:16 PM PDT

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    •  Criminals?!?!? (1+ / 0-)
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      Let your conscience be your guide.

      by Jiminy Cricket on Sat Apr 08, 2006 at 10:32:29 PM PDT

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