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  •  This is offensive to some of us: (19+ / 0-)

    If you are pregnant respect the life you chose to create by your actions.

    Pretty sure at least some ladies didn't want to be raped. Getting molested by your stepfather isn't usually an act of personal irresponsibility. And sometimes, sex is something a woman literally can't afford to deny her partner or husband -- in cases of domestic abuse, severe economic hardship, etc. Believe me, a mother with 3-4 children already may be "accommodating" her husband's desires more than he would like to think.

    Birth control can fail the most responsible users. Also, some women have real medical problems with the most reliable forms of birth control. Some have husbands who refuse to cooperate.

    Finally, you are welcome to your beliefs, but you are not welcome to decide what any woman should do with her body.

    Period.

    "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

    by gfre on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:17:16 AM PST

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    •  Not to mention that birth control pills in some (1+ / 0-)
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      cases (I think I heard 1 in 10 times) prevent implantation and therefore would be the same as abortion.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 10:31:26 AM PST

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    •  You're right (0+ / 0-)

      The issue has many layers and can be very complex.  While I am opposed to abortion in all cases, I'm looking here for some common ground on which any human would agree abortion is a waste and is wrong.    I am talking about all of the abortions done simply because it is inconvenient to be pregnant.  

      No I don't presume to tell you what you can do with your body, but once you create life, its no longer just your body.  That life has just a much right to live as you do.

      I'm not going to change your mind and you aren't going to change my mind.  Thank you for sharing your opinion and God bless.

      •  You are inconsistent. (2+ / 0-)
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        You can't say this:

        I am opposed to abortion in all cases
        and then hide behind this:
        I am talking about all of the abortions done simply because it is inconvenient to be pregnant.  
        If you are opposed to abortion in all cases, then you must defend your position against the most difficult situations:

        - rape, including women who were victimized by the "date rape" drug...
        - incest of a minor child...
        - pregnancies that have no hope of resulting in a live birth or child that can live for longer than a very short time...
        - women who accidentally become pregnant while undergoing life-saving medical treatment inconsistent with completing the pregnancy...
        - women in life-threatening abusive relationships for whom pregnancy might make it more difficult, if not impossible, to escape...

        Since you don't know the circumstances of every one of the pregnancies that are so precious to you, and since that doesn't matter to you -- we will not be able to find "common ground".

        Ever.

        "I think in America, the opposite of poverty is justice." Bryan Stevenson

        by gfre on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:51:31 PM PST

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