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  •  How much are women's issues a minefield (2+ / 0-)
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    in Mass, between the liberal civil-rights minded side of Mass and the Catholic side?  Are most of the Catholics anti-abortion but pro-choice, or is this a real rock and a hard place issue?

    "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri May 17, 2013 at 06:55:10 AM PDT

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    •  It's big (7+ / 0-)

      Romney had to vow to be Mr. Pro-Choice in his Senate and Governor runs. This state is fervently pro-choice and pro-gay rights.

      •  That's pretty cool, given the large Catholic (0+ / 0-)

        presence. I guess most of them go with the position Kerry and Kennedy took--which is morally opposed but legally of the opinion that it's between a woman and her doctor?

        "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri May 17, 2013 at 07:53:56 AM PDT

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        •  You can be (2+ / 0-)
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          pro-choice and pro-life at the same time is answer you'll most hear from the many Catholics in my area.

          •  That's awesome. In fact, they get it. (1+ / 0-)
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            That's the argument that pro-choice advocates have been making for over 30 years.

            It's good to see somebody understands it!  Good on 'em.

            "When people spin this in partisan terms to obfuscate the truth, it does a real disservice to normal people not in the big club in DC. Many of them will be hurting...That is why I write."--priceman

            by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri May 17, 2013 at 08:12:38 AM PDT

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        •  Stats say something like 99% (0+ / 0-)

          (or close to) of Catholic women have, at one time in their lives, used contraception.
          Just another area where the Church is woefully out of step with their parishioners.

          Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

          by MA Liberal on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:03:42 PM PDT

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    •  We're a very educated bunch... (0+ / 0-)

      by and large. And lots and lots of College students...who have sex...who need contraception.
      This is not to say there aren't intelligent folks elsewhere, but we just have a huge concentration of them. It's just one reason we're a blue state.
      But, yeah, it's pretty big. As the other commenter said, you can't win here unless you're pro-choice.
      While we have our "red" conservatives here, you can't be pro gun and anti-choice in MA, which Gomez is.
      Face it, he's another Scotty brown wannabe. The only difference is he wears a flight jacket instead of a barn coat.
      ;)

      Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

      by MA Liberal on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:02:12 PM PDT

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