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  •  aoeu (none)
    Not really.  People are anti-death penalty for all reasons, do you trust the government with that kind of power?

    My turtles laughter
    was loud when the Yankees lost
    22 to zilch

    by TealVeal on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 04:39:12 PM PDT

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    •  I just meant to say (none)
      that things are a bit more complicated than that.

      I can see the argument that anti-abortionists make.  It doesn't mean I agree with them.  It does mean that I have a better idea of how to bridge the gap between us.  It is far less effective to tell someone they are hypocrites than it is to say that you can understand but you disagree and why.

      "How do you ask someone to be the last man to die for a mistake?" -John Kerry

      by tryptamine on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 07:22:39 PM PDT

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      •  aoeu (none)
        I'm not sure how effective dialogue is with people who think you are advocating murder.  On other topics it's possible to bridge gaps, but honestly, could you, or would you even want to, bridge the gap with Jeffory Dahmer or other serial killers?

        My turtles laughter
        was loud when the Yankees lost
        22 to zilch

        by TealVeal on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 07:27:53 PM PDT

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        •  You're getting a little extreme. (none)
          My mother-in-law has strong anti-abortion feelings, but when my husband asks her if she can understand that more women will die if abortion is made illegal, she can acknowledge that.  I know a few other people who are the same way, and some anti-abortionists who just don't want to know if people are getting abortions or not because they can't stand the idea, but still realize that doesn't mean it should be illegal. That is the kind of thing I'm talking about.  

          "How do you ask someone to be the last man to die for a mistake?" -John Kerry

          by tryptamine on Sun Oct 10, 2004 at 07:50:37 PM PDT

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