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    of this poll, I think, was that it required us to use some assumptions to decide between #1 and #2. Those assumptions (the scenarios we imagined that affected whether we chose #1 or #2) are informative for how we view this whole issue of who should get an abortion, under what circumstances and, most importantly, who should decide.

    When I read the poll, I assumed that #1 was the only way that all bases could possibly be covered for whatever situation might occur (ones I could imagine and ones I couldn't b/c I haven't lived every life or heard every story). The #2 option was, I assumed for those who could imagine a situation that wasn't appropriate for an abortion and wanted to see that eventuality addressed. I'm not saying I'm right about the assumptions, I'm just naming mine. What were yours?

    We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.

    by Tookish on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 06:28:12 PM PST

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    •  I think it's more (0+ / 0-)

      how we read the poll question itself than in our fundamental assumptions.

      Option #1: NO restrictions on abortions
      Option #2: NO restrictions on abortions for the first two trimesters, possibly some restrictions in the third trimester

      Candidate Obama was right: When both parties serve the same side in the class war, voters may as well cling to guns and religion. Bitter since 2010.

      by happymisanthropy on Sat Jan 22, 2011 at 11:24:28 PM PST

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