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  •  funny that you can't feel sympathy (7+ / 0-)

    for the woman who's carrying the fetus around for several months and feeding it with her body.

    •  I am one (0+ / 0-)

      and calling my fetus a blob is deeply offensive...

      I keep wondering how many of the "tumor" "blob", etc.. commenter had carried a baby past 20 weeks?

      My "blob" is right now kicking as we speak
      and yes I am pro-choice, but I would prefer this to be a grown up conversation, where the real challenges of going through with an abortion, particularly later in pregnancy are not trivialized and made fun of.

      •  nobody is trivializing anything... (3+ / 0-)
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        chemicalresult, bethyb, CMYK

        ...except maybe you.

        You do realize that most late-term abortions are due to serious medical issues, do you not?  By getting all worked up over cute little baby jesus fetuses, you're trivializing people's real-life, living, breathing, thinking, feeling, communicating TRAUMA.

        Turn off the computer and go KICK SOME ASS!

        by CharlieHipHop on Wed Jun 03, 2009 at 06:38:41 PM PDT

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      •  it's not offensive to me (3+ / 0-)
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        chemicalresult, bethyb, CMYK

        and I'm a mother.

        I look at a photo of a fetus and I think "unfinished".

      •  A better question, I think, would be... (1+ / 0-)
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        CMYK

        ...how many are carrying (or have carried) a "blob" around for several weeks and never knew about it because it didn't sucessfully implant or come to term?  I think if people knew how high this number was, they'd be a little less excited/upset about the whole abortion debate.  I consider the magnitude of people's dischord on this issue to be a clear indication of how badly our schools are failing to educate people about how the human reproductive system actually functions.

      •  Who's trivializing? (1+ / 0-)
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        sarahnity

        Why is it so hard to accept that for some women, uterine occupants are blobs and abortion is not a big deal? It may not be your belief or experience, fine. That's your choice. Others are not obligated to live their lives by your choices and vice versa.

        I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere. -James Thurber

        by CMYK on Thu Jun 04, 2009 at 09:20:56 AM PDT

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