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  •  Please explain (3+ / 0-)
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    what you think "pro-life" means.

    I've never understood this one.  People say they are "pro-life" and then express pro-choice views.  It happens all the time.  Confusing.

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    by LithiumCola on Fri Aug 04, 2006 at 04:42:54 PM PDT

    •  Possibility (0+ / 0-)
      The "pro-life" nomenclature seems to contain a fair share of people who just think abortion is a bad thing and who think the pro-choice movement is really pro-abortion. Or pro-death, or pro-promiscuity that leads to convenience abortions. There's a lot that you can fit under that umbrella of rhetoric.
    •  Well, it's like me... (0+ / 0-)

      I oppose abortion, I have a really hard time not thinking of the fetuses as living beings, particularly since my two kids were wanted (and viewed and named) when they were less than 12 weeks gestated. So I would not ever ask my wife to have an abortion, with possible exceptions for severe malformation of a fetus which would lead to still birth or short life, or endanger her health. (incest isn't an issue, and rape, well that would be her decision, not mine). HOWEVER, I don't think it's really any of my business what other people do, and what they believe. I don't even want to try to talk someone out of having an abortion if that is what they want, because it's just not my place. Now, I can't see sanctioning the aborting of a fetus say, two weeks before it's due date, so I suppose there ought to be some limit as to the timing, but beyond that it's pretty simple: I'm pro-choice, and for me the choice would almost always be life, but I'm not butting into your affairs.

      It's not hubris...it's coffee.

      by PBJ Diddy on Fri Aug 04, 2006 at 07:35:16 PM PDT

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