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  •  They are full of shit. They don't believe that. (3+ / 0-)
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    sngmama, zedaker, Matt Z

    They don't believe women should be able to claim an embryo as a dependent for tax purposes. They have never attended a funeral for an embryo lost to spontaneous miscarriage. They do not write the names of family members lost to miscarriage in the family Bible with other births and deaths. They do not purchase sympathy cards for family members who experience miscarriage consoling them on the loss of a child.

    They only manifest this flaming, passionate belief in the personhood of an embryo when a woman is making the decision whether to continue to gestate one. Smells like bullshit.

    •  Dont underestimate them (3+ / 0-)

      There are true believers and they are the source of the power for the rest, who use them.   They believe abortion is murder just as passionately as they believe in everything else their church tells them.

      If you assume they're all as cynical as the people who write the laws, you are blinding yourself to their real strength.

      This sort of thing is why it is so hard to change the minds of the core base, unless something happens to them or someone they love.  (and even then, the more common response is to shun the loved one, rather than change their mind)

      •  We'll never change their minds (1+ / 0-)
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        Matt Z

        Our core differences are a matter of faith; one that they have, and we don't.

        We need to be looking for ways to live with each other, because this is an argument no one can win. Rest assured that the other side is not.

        It's not 11th dimensional chess; it's just chess. And he's KICKING YOUR ASS.

        by pneuma on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 07:12:45 AM PST

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        •  The only way is to MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS (1+ / 0-)
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          YOU (generic you) live YOUR life YOUR way, and let me live mine my way.

          "Thou shalt mind thine own business" must have been on the third tablet that Moses dropped. (Mel Brooks in-joke.)

          If it's
          Not your body,
          Then it's
          Not your choice
          And it's
          None of your damn business!

          by TheOtherMaven on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 10:02:18 AM PST

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