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  •  Scott--if you are going to be (6+ / 0-)

    calling yourself a "pro-choice" candidate, you might want to think about the sentence that concludes the "Reproductive Rights" section on your campaign site.

    1. Reproductive Rights:  I am supportive of the current laws and decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court.  I am a pro-choice Democratic candidate.  I do not support late-term/partial birth terminations.  

    http://www.withers2010.com/...

    The term "partial birth abortion/termination" is a concoction of the anti-choice movement.  What you are saying is that you are pro-choice except when you are not. You might be "more choice" than your opponent, but I do not consider that to be a pro-choice position.

    Please consider looking further into this issue.  It's a significant one--and far more complex that a single sentence summary.  You might start here:

    http://www.plannedparenthoodnj.org/...

    Very cute dogs, by the way.  Is Kyle a red and white beagle?  Can't tell his size from the photo.

    "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

    by CKendall on Fri May 14, 2010 at 03:10:03 PM PDT

    •  Yes - "Partial Birth Abortion" is a perjorative (1+ / 0-)
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      term to describe therapudic termination well into a woman's pregnancy.  They are done for fetuses that are grossly deformed, will not survive to full term, or will die shortly after birth.

      Elective abortions, for all the roadblocks anti-choice groups put up, are done before the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.

      Anti-choice people like to use a fear raising term for a reasonable medical choice by a woman, her family, and her doctor.

      Please don't buy into the anti-choice hype.  Every word that comes out of those people's mouths are LIES, pure and simple.

      Aud, the Deep Minded

      by HylasBrook on Fri May 14, 2010 at 04:27:00 PM PDT

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