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Activist: "Abortion Threatens Black America's Future"

There are 6105 comments on the Booker Rising story from Sep 24, 2012, titled Activist: "Abortion Threatens Black America's Future". In it, Booker Rising reports that:

The From Catholic Online : "Adding to the argument that abortion threatens one sector of American society over others, Catherine Davis, president of The Restoration Project, pointed out to the great racial disparity of women currently getting abortions." The article continues: "Davis said that according to the Centers for Disease Control, ... (more)

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Brown Girl in the Ring

Leeds, UK

#442 Feb 10, 2013
REDNECK SNAPPER wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you know "choice" can be a product of mind control. If you think aborting 1/2 of the AA population is by choice, we got serious issues.
Nobody in the world cared about a piece of pressurized coal. A few rich people got smart, called this pressurized rock a DIAMOND. Then these rich people saturated the media with ads known as MARKETING. Everywhere we looked, there wasa diamond. Either we'd read hear ir see nothing but diamonds. A few rich wives began wearing diamonds. The trend was set and then it hit like a rock.
A DIAMOND IS A WOMANS BEST FRIEND.
Women have a choice concerning their wedding ring. Rubies, pearls, sapphire or plain band but, the majority of women CHOOSE a diamond
So yr saying the majority of women are stupid because they buy into what the advertisers tell them? I had no idea there was a campaign telling women to get an abortion but if there is i would certainly endorse it and encourage them to get two or three at least!

PS Diamonds = Bonded labour. I dont like them.
Brown Girl in the Ring

Leeds, UK

#443 Feb 10, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
Abortions are the murder of innocents.
There are probably innocent PEOPLE sitting on deathrow right now what are you doing abt it?
Brown Girl in the Ring

Leeds, UK

#444 Feb 10, 2013
Sadbutrue wrote:
<quoted text>MACEO
GROW UP! YOU'VE BEEN CHASING WHITE WOMEN FOR 35 YEARS NOW ONLY TO END UP BROKE, BUSTED, DISEASED AND ALONE!
YOUR AN OLD FAT UNATTRACTIVE BROKE SINGLE BLACK MALES THAT NOT WANTED BY WOMEN!
YOUR A RECLUSE!
Funny how the "brothers" suddenly take an interest in black issues where they had none before because they were too busy ingratiating themselves with the caucasians!
Ink

Philadelphia, PA

#445 Feb 10, 2013
Morgana 9 wrote:
<quoted text>
"The Life Institute" is biased pull your head out of your double wide.
She was interviewed by a tv talk show called 'Coleman at Large' and the Irish Times. Can't you read?
Brown Girl in the Ring

Leeds, UK

#446 Feb 10, 2013
willie wrote:
to late to complain about that, the AA community is doomed, or maybe the Caribbean community in the UK is doomed even more
Do you know something that i dont?

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Level 10

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#448 Feb 11, 2013
Bitner wrote:
Less than one year ago, on April 1, in Wisconsin.
Nobody was hurt, " the homemade explosive outside a window sill that they believe had set off a small fire, which burned out before fire crews arrived."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/plan...

Bombing, arson and violence are wrong; I'm thankful nobody was hurt!

"Floyd Corkins II, 28, acknowledged in a plea agreement that he intended to kill as many people as possible during the August shooting at the Family Research Council. He also planned to target other organizations that oppose gay marriage if he wasn't stopped."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57567990/...
Ocean56

AOL

#449 Feb 11, 2013
THE RELIC wrote:
Ya switching up.
One minute it takes a boy and a girl.
The next minute it's all about a girl.
Next, you come barn storming in this thread as if your opinion is the only valid opinion and BM don't have a voice in the matter. Then you start yapping about it takes two.
WHY DON'T YOU OPEN UP A STUD
SERVICE WHEREIN BM CAN MATE WITHOUT ANY EMOTIONAL ATTACHMENT?
That's what you're implying.
Just as I suspected, you DO have problems with reading comprehension. If you read my posts correctly, you wouldn't be claiming such NONSENSE.

No one ever said you don't have a voice. You just don't like it whenever someone challenges your far-right OPINIONS. Too bad.
Ocean56

AOL

#451 Feb 11, 2013
Morgana 9 wrote:
Totally agree!
Do you remember the Reagan administration tossing around the idea that when a teenage girl became pregnant HER parents would be responsible financially as opposed to her receiving welfare? We remember there was quite a short and lively debate when the feminists stepped in and asked about the boys family and financial responsibility. The debate disappeared when that was brought into the conversation! We found that very amusing!
Yep, I do remember that, and you're right, it was very amusing. It's always amusing to see the right-wing double-standard and their HYPOCRISY publicly exposed, isn't it? lol
THE RELIC

United States

#452 Feb 11, 2013
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
<quoted text>
Thats a bit presumptious. How would you know what a woman suffers?
Fool, don't ask me schitt!

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Level 1

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#453 Feb 11, 2013
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody was hurt, " the homemade explosive outside a window sill that they believe had set off a small fire, which burned out before fire crews arrived."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/02/plan...
Bombing, arson and violence are wrong; I'm thankful nobody was hurt!
"Floyd Corkins II, 28, acknowledged in a plea agreement that he intended to kill as many people as possible during the August shooting at the Family Research Council. He also planned to target other organizations that oppose gay marriage if he wasn't stopped."
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57567990/...
http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelli...
THE RELIC

United States

#454 Feb 11, 2013
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
<quoted text>
So yr saying the majority of women are stupid because they buy into what the advertisers tell them? I had no idea there was a campaign telling women to get an abortion but if there is i would certainly endorse it and encourage them to get two or three at least!
PS Diamonds = Bonded labour. I dont like them.
That's right.

I won't waste my time on explaining it to a dummy
THE RELIC

United States

#455 Feb 11, 2013
Brown Girl in the Ring wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how the "brothers" suddenly take an interest in black issues where they had none before because they were too busy ingratiating themselves with the caucasians!
Feminist movement was for and about ww. It was a ww that coined the phrase "I am strong, intelligent and independent".

Why are you parroting ww?

Ya sho nuff one bull d-ke
THE RELIC

United States

#456 Feb 11, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
Just as I suspected, you DO have problems with reading comprehension. If you read my posts correctly, you wouldn't be claiming such NONSENSE.
No one ever said you don't have a voice. You just don't like it whenever someone challenges your far-right OPINIONS. Too bad.
Ya swinging at the wind cause, I schitt canned ya and all ya got is ya insults.

Bless ya little heart.
Ocean56

AOL

#457 Feb 11, 2013
Personally, based on my individual experience, I'd have to say that generally speaking, life tends to be much easier for any teen girl, myself included, who ISN'T (or wasn't) a teen mom. Why? Because she isn't overwhelmed with adult responsibilities before she's even completed high school, that's why. Because I DIDN'T get pregnant and become a teen mom while I was still in middle or high school, I was able to complete all my classes, assignments, and tests as a high school student. I enjoyed all my summers between school years, doing pretty much whatever I wanted. I never had to worry about paying for diapers and formula, and I was able to keep my freedom to be a normal teenager.

It's wonderful how much freedom a teen girl has when she ISN'T pregnant. Girls need to think very carefully about all they risk losing by having sex and possibly getting pregnant. They need to think about it BEFORE having sex for the first time, not afterward. If they only think of it afterward, it may already be too late.

After graduating high school and having a two-month summer vacation, I began a vocational program in September and successfully completed it nine months later. A few weeks after that, I accepted a job offer in a great city, and things just got better from there. Working at my job gave me chances to earn a good full-time salary with benefits, take classes to learn more job skills -- at company expense -- and advance to jobs with higher salaries.

NONE of that would have been possible if I had gotten pregnant as a teenager and become a teen mom. Having a baby would have made even doing homework and studying for tests in high school very difficult, if not impossible. I might even have had to drop out of school, as some teen girls have done, and wouldn't have gotten my high school diploma. It wouldn't have been possible for me to go to vocational school or work full-time at a top company either. For me to accomplish all that I had wanted and planned for myself, it required me to be a FREE TEEN rather than a teen mom.

Girls can do so much when they are encouraged by parents and community to pursue their educations including college or vocational school and then get good jobs and careers. I was very fortunate to have parents and a community that encouraged education and career for me and other girls rather than the "traditional" paths of marriage/motherhood and not much else. It is much easier for girls to have opportunities for a good education, good employment, and economic independence when they don't get pregnant and become mothers too soon.

If some girls decide they NEVER want to be mothers, but would prefer to focus on jobs and careers instead, that's fine too. The choice to be childfree is also a valid and responsible one, regardless of what conservatives or religionists believe.

Ocean56

AOL

#458 Feb 11, 2013
THE RELIC wrote:
Feminist movement was for and about ww. It was a ww that coined the phrase "I am strong, intelligent and independent".
And your point is...WHAT, exactly?@@

Women ARE strong, intelligent, and independent, especially when they are making their OWN choices regarding sex and reproduction. That applies to ALL women, not just those in a particular group. Feminism was all about giving all women OPTIONS, including the option NOT to be a mother unless a woman WANTED to be one.
Ocean56

AOL

#459 Feb 11, 2013
THE RELIC wrote:
Ya swinging at the wind cause, I schitt canned ya ...
In your DREAMS, goofy. In reality, you've done nothing of the kind.
THE RELIC

United States

#460 Feb 11, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
And your point is...WHAT, exactly?@@
Women ARE strong, intelligent, and independent, especially when they are making their OWN choices regarding sex and reproduction. That applies to ALL women, not just those in a particular group. Feminism was all about giving all women OPTIONS, including the option NOT to be a mother unless a woman WANTED to be one.
WRONG!

__________

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.

Maya Angelou

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/ma ..._______

Michelle Obama

The woman who employed my educated mother to clean her house never quite saw her as a sister in the struggle for equality.

Well, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of feminism. I don’t believe that it had anything to do with Black women’s lives. I believe we already had our own brand of feminism, because Black women have always worked. Our ancestors – mothers, aunts, grandmothers, elders in the church- have been balancing work, relationships and marriage, well, since forever. We failed to uphold the lessons that they tried to teach us, throwing it away for something that NEVER had our families in mind. I can’t be a Black feminist if I’m being separate from the Black men in my life. Just doesn’t work for me. That’s part of the reason why there was no real ‘conflict’ for me when it came to Obama vs. Clinton. Am I Black or Woman? I’m both, but I’ve been in this country long enough to know:

1. Being Black is the true designation of my life

2. Being separated from the men in the community has not done us any good

3.‘Sisterhood’ is a one way street; I’m a ‘ Sister’, when Mainstream Feminism wants something from me. When they’re done, then I’m kicked to the curb. I understood long ago that Miss Anne wasn’t studdin’ about my Black behind, and I don’t think I’m alone in that realization.

said before that I wasn’t going to hold my breath waiting for Mainstream Feminists to defend Michelle Obama. This was a job that those of us who cared would have to take on our shoulders.

Their silence has been quite instructive….don’t you think

http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/2008/06/wh ...
Ocean56

AOL

#461 Feb 11, 2013
Here's a long list of the jobs and careers that girls and young women can train themselves for:

Advertising
Anesthesiology
Architecture
Biological Technician
Engineering Jobs
Computer Programming
Counseling
Education Administration
Entrepreneurship
Financial Advising
Information Technology Analyst
Management
Market Research Analyst
Marketing
Medical and Health Services Management
Occupational Health Therapy
Physical Scientists
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Teaching Jobs
Psychiatry
Radiation Therapy
Registered Nurse
Sales Engineer;Social Work
Accountants, Doctors
Acupuncturists, Nurses
Alcohol and Drug Counselors Nurse Practitioners
Architects, Nursing Home Administrators
Athletic Trainers, Occupational Therapy Assistants
Occupational Therapists
Opthalmology, Optometrists, Pharmacy
Boiler Operators Pharmacy Technicians
Charitable Solicitations, Physical Therapists
Chiropractors, Physicians (MD)
Complementary Health Care Providers, Physicians (Osteopath)
Cosmetologists, Plumbers
Counselors, Podiatrists
Propane & Natural Gas Technicians
Dietitians Professional Engineers
Dental Hygienists, Professional Fundraisers
Dentists, Psychologists Radiologic Technologists
Electricians, Real Estate Appraisors
Elevator Inspectors and Mechanics Real Estate Professionals
Foresters, Respiratory Care Practitioners
Social Workers
Geologists, Scientists Speech-Language Pathologists
Interior Designers, Engineers
Interpreters
Land Surveyors
Landscape Architects,
Veterinarians
Auto mechanics
Carpentry
Jewelry making and design
Clothes design and production (like famous designer Vera Wang)

Contrary to what backward religionists BELIEVE, there are many other careers for women that DON'T have to include motherhood. If some women prefer to dedicate themselves to their career or profession instead of being a wife and/or a mother, that's just fine.

THE RELIC

United States

#462 Feb 11, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
In your DREAMS, goofy. In reality, you've done nothing of the kind.
WRONG!

__________

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.

Maya Angelou

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/ma ..._______

Michelle Obama

The woman who employed my educated mother to clean her house never quite saw her as a sister in the struggle for equality.

Well, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of feminism. I don’t believe that it had anything to do with Black women’s lives. I believe we already had our own brand of feminism, because Black women have always worked. Our ancestors – mothers, aunts, grandmothers, elders in the church- have been balancing work, relationships and marriage, well, since forever. We failed to uphold the lessons that they tried to teach us, throwing it away for something that NEVER had our families in mind. I can’t be a Black feminist if I’m being separate from the Black men in my life. Just doesn’t work for me. That’s part of the reason why there was no real ‘conflict’ for me when it came to Obama vs. Clinton. Am I Black or Woman? I’m both, but I’ve been in this country long enough to know:

1. Being Black is the true designation of my life

2. Being separated from the men in the community has not done us any good

3.‘Sisterhood’ is a one way street; I’m a ‘ Sister’, when Mainstream Feminism wants something from me. When they’re done, then I’m kicked to the curb. I understood long ago that Miss Anne wasn’t studdin’ about my Black behind, and I don’t think I’m alone in that realization.

said before that I wasn’t going to hold my breath waiting for Mainstream Feminists to defend Michelle Obama. This was a job that those of us who cared would have to take on our shoulders.

Their silence has been quite instructive….don’t you think

http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/2008/06/wh ...
THE RELIC

United States

#463 Feb 11, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
And your point is...WHAT, exactly?@@
Women ARE strong, intelligent, and independent, especially when they are making their OWN choices regarding sex and reproduction. That applies to ALL women, not just those in a particular group. Feminism was all about giving all women OPTIONS, including the option NOT to be a mother unless a woman WANTED to be one.
I will slap this on ya every time ya post

-----

__________

The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.

Maya Angelou

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/ma ..._______

Michelle Obama

The woman who employed my educated mother to clean her house never quite saw her as a sister in the struggle for equality.

Well, it’s no secret that I’m not a fan of feminism. I don’t believe that it had anything to do with Black women’s lives. I believe we already had our own brand of feminism, because Black women have always worked. Our ancestors – mothers, aunts, grandmothers, elders in the church- have been balancing work, relationships and marriage, well, since forever. We failed to uphold the lessons that they tried to teach us, throwing it away for something that NEVER had our families in mind. I can’t be a Black feminist if I’m being separate from the Black men in my life. Just doesn’t work for me. That’s part of the reason why there was no real ‘conflict’ for me when it came to Obama vs. Clinton. Am I Black or Woman? I’m both, but I’ve been in this country long enough to know:

1. Being Black is the true designation of my life

2. Being separated from the men in the community has not done us any good

3.‘Sisterhood’ is a one way street; I’m a ‘ Sister’, when Mainstream Feminism wants something from me. When they’re done, then I’m kicked to the curb. I understood long ago that Miss Anne wasn’t studdin’ about my Black behind, and I don’t think I’m alone in that realization.

said before that I wasn’t going to hold my breath waiting for Mainstream Feminists to defend Michelle Obama. This was a job that those of us who cared would have to take on our shoulders.

Their silence has been quite instructive….don’t you think

http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/2008/06/wh ...

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