Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 315370 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 22, 2008, titled Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision. In it, Newsday reports that:

Thousands of abortion opponents marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their annual remembrance of the court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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Katie

Auburn, WA

#284463 Feb 17, 2013
Eddie M wrote:
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I never trust people who repeatedly say how harmless they are, jmho.
Me neither, Eddie.
And it is good to see you.
Glad to read you outlasted the storms :)

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#284464 Feb 17, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Only progressive secularist liberals think it's okay to push their agendas and beliefs on everyone else and it must be accepted.
Abortion, unions and gay marriage are just a few examples.
All of us have to pay for Planned Parenthood and union dues whether we believe in doing so or not.
That's not pushing their beliefs on others?
Gay marriage is voted down primarily by democrats - blacks and Hispanics.
There is so much wrong with this post that I don't even know where to begin.
"Progressive secularist liberals...?" Are there any other kind in your world? I suppose that progressives and liberals can't possibly be religious as well as far as you're concerned.
Seriously, what do you object to, secularism, or people who don't enthusiastically embrace some form of evangelism?
Nobody's "cramming" abortion down anyone's throat. Against abortion, fine, don't have one! Gay marriage? Against it, like "Karma" said, "don't marry someone of the same sex!" Unions? Admittedly I'm on the fence about this one; I'm in favor of child-labor laws, a 40hr work week, overtime, collective bargaining for employees, OSHA--though they can be a pain in the ass--I'm in favor of workplace safety rules. However, I do think that, as a whole, unions have become parasitical entities that take far more than they give.
We all have to pay taxes of one form or another. Nobody likes doing this--not even those "progressive-secularist-l iberals" you so despise. Planned Parenthood does not use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions--they've stated this ad-nauseum. If you're not a union member, you don't have to pay union dues--unless of course you're talking about taxpayer dollars that pay unionized civil-servants in which case I'll agree with you.
Where precisely do you get your "facts" from?
It's true that the Hispanic and African-American communities have more, shall we say, "conservative" views regarding same-sex-marriage, but to say that they, and "Democrats" are the ones who "primarily" vote this down--as opposed to good "tolerant" conservatives--is an out-and-out denial of reality.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#284465 Feb 17, 2013
John-K wrote:
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No, I think that you, like Schlafly, see what you wish to see; a "rose-tinted" version that doesn't gel with reality. You're trying to "twist" the argument to fit your "revisionist" idea of society; where everyone resembled Ward and June Cleaver, or when it was "Morning in America."
Nobody is doing what you claim...all they're doing is pointing out the very real inequalities that still persist even in this day and age.
I don't believe in utopia so you can save that nonsensical argument for someone who does; if you're going to go on and on about the "evils" of liberalism(you clearly dislike anyone to the "left" of you!) or start spouting the "Objectivist Ethics" of Ayn Rand, you're most definitely not going to persuade me that your point of view is the correct one.
And please, spare me the "Marxist, Communist, Socialist" labels that are so freely tossed about by those on the proverbial "Right."
They've become more than a little tiresome...
You would have to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt with very specific instances where women's rights are being threatened in the work force or in any field or profession.

You'll have to deny women are running for the presidency, the vice-presidency, governorships and congresswomen.

You'll also have to deny women have become astronauts, are on the war front and a vast number of women are CEOs.

But please point out where this discrepency is so aggregious that this president has to continually make it an issue.

It's a power point grab. Nothing more.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#284466 Feb 17, 2013
John-K wrote:
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No, I think that you, like Schlafly, see what you wish to see; a "rose-tinted" version that doesn't gel with reality. You're trying to "twist" the argument to fit your "revisionist" idea of society; where everyone resembled Ward and June Cleaver, or when it was "Morning in America."
Nobody is doing what you claim...all they're doing is pointing out the very real inequalities that still persist even in this day and age.
I don't believe in utopia so you can save that nonsensical argument for someone who does; if you're going to go on and on about the "evils" of liberalism(you clearly dislike anyone to the "left" of you!) or start spouting the "Objectivist Ethics" of Ayn Rand, you're most definitely not going to persuade me that your point of view is the correct one.
And please, spare me the "Marxist, Communist, Socialist" labels that are so freely tossed about by those on the proverbial "Right."
They've become more than a little tiresome...
Did or did not this president say in his book that he "sought out Marxists professors"?

Did or did not he have an avowed communist on his staff before being forced to resign and a Mao-Tse Tung admirer before she too had to resign?

Something isn't right. Unless one is a marxist or communist sympathizer themself. Societies who ignored red flags wish they hadn't in hindsight.

It's very possible we are repeating history and not learning from it.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#284467 Feb 17, 2013
John-K wrote:
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There is so much wrong with this post that I don't even know where to begin.
"Progressive secularist liberals...?" Are there any other kind in your world? I suppose that progressives and liberals can't possibly be religious as well as far as you're concerned.
Seriously, what do you object to, secularism, or people who don't enthusiastically embrace some form of evangelism?
Nobody's "cramming" abortion down anyone's throat. Against abortion, fine, don't have one! Gay marriage? Against it, like "Karma" said, "don't marry someone of the same sex!" Unions? Admittedly I'm on the fence about this one; I'm in favor of child-labor laws, a 40hr work week, overtime, collective bargaining for employees, OSHA--though they can be a pain in the ass--I'm in favor of workplace safety rules. However, I do think that, as a whole, unions have become parasitical entities that take far more than they give.
We all have to pay taxes of one form or another. Nobody likes doing this--not even those "progressive-secularist-l iberals" you so despise. Planned Parenthood does not use taxpayer dollars to fund abortions--they've stated this ad-nauseum. If you're not a union member, you don't have to pay union dues--unless of course you're talking about taxpayer dollars that pay unionized civil-servants in which case I'll agree with you.
Where precisely do you get your "facts" from?
It's true that the Hispanic and African-American communities have more, shall we say, "conservative" views regarding same-sex-marriage, but to say that they, and "Democrats" are the ones who "primarily" vote this down--as opposed to good "tolerant" conservatives--is an out-and-out denial of reality.
Secularist progressive is a phrase coined by Bill O'Reilly in his book "Culture War".

It's an ideology that rejects any notion of a supreme being having any influence whatsoever in how we conduct our personal lives or a society as a whole. It advocates situational ethics, i.e. an anything goes mentality, over any standards requiring a moral compass to strive for a higher plane of existence.

Not all conservatives are against abortion and gay marriage but the majority of blacks and Hispanics in states where gay marriage was voted down voted against it. They are primarily democrats.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#284469 Feb 17, 2013
Guppy wrote:
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And you are a religious freak. You have no credibility, Bitner. Is that your name? Where is your location? Afraid I'll show up at your house? That is just plain sick. If you are that fearful, you should hire armed guards.
No, you're a moron.

I'm not a 'religious freak'. You obviously have me confused with someone else. Either your reading comprehension, or your memory, is very poor.

Yep, Bitner is my name. Anyone who's posted here for a while, if they have a good memory, knows my approximate location. Even before a registered poster had the ability to hide their location, where I actually lived never showed up. It always said one of several nearby towns, rather than my own.

No I'm not afraid of anyone showing up. I have no need of armed guards, because I'm already armed.

Grow up. Like I said, most of us outgrew the whole "double dog dare" thing a long time ago.

Since: Dec 12

Location hidden

#284470 Feb 17, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Only progressive secularist liberals think it's okay to push their agendas and beliefs on everyone else and it must be accepted.
Abortion, unions and gay marriage are just a few examples.
All of us have to pay for Planned Parenthood and union dues whether we believe in doing so or not.
That's not pushing their beliefs on others?
Gay marriage is voted down primarily by democrats - blacks and Hispanics.
Hi Carol, how goes it?
Anonymous

United States

#284471 Feb 17, 2013
Karma is a_______ wrote:
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Preaching is fine, however many Christians cross the line by trying to enact their beliefs into law.
I'm fine with some christian preaching that abortion is wrong. I'm completely against it when they try to outlaw abortion or verbally assualt women at abortion clinics
I'm fine with some christian preaching that same sex marriage is wrong. I'm completely against it when they try and deny the same rights heterosexual couples have to homosexual couples.
I'm fine with christian kids praying privately in a public school, however, I'm completely against a teacher/administrator led prayers of any religion at a public assembly.
its really quite simple
DON'T BELIEVE IN ABORTION, DON'T HAVE ONE.
DON'T BELIEVE IN SAME SEX MARRIAGE, DON'T MARRY SOMEONE OF THE SAME SEX
I see nothing wrong with that.
A christian should vote on issues and for people, that are most in line with christian values, but I agree not to force any.

Being a christian, for any reason other then one belonging to Christ, is worthless anyway.
Anonymous

United States

#284472 Feb 17, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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AGAIN, why am I NOT shocked that you managed to miss the entire point?
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Sorry Gtown, as I've proven - you dont find ANY sites of those of the Hindu faith saying they worship cows, since those of the Hindu faith DO NOT WORSHIP COWS - they would say no such thing.
BTW? If you think you're being cute? You're only coming off as being willfully ignorant.
But thank you for proving once and for all that you're not worth even TRYING to have anything resembling an honest discussion with.
I have a friend in Equador, that could tell you for certain that some "christians " worship mary as well.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#284473 Feb 17, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Secularist progressive is a phrase coined by Bill O'Reilly in his book "Culture War".
It's an ideology that rejects any notion of a supreme being having any influence whatsoever in how we conduct our personal lives or a society as a whole. It advocates situational ethics, i.e. an anything goes mentality, over any standards requiring a moral compass to strive for a higher plane of existence.
Not all conservatives are against abortion and gay marriage but the majority of blacks and Hispanics in states where gay marriage was voted down voted against it. They are primarily democrats.
Well, my friend, you've done an outstanding job of convincing me!

You're a hard-core right-winger!

Although Bill O'Reilly is generally considered one of FOX News's more "considerate(and I use that term quite loosely)" pundits, the fact that you'd cite him and/or his books as a credible source to validate your claims speaks volumes. As does your earlier concerns about Obama's staff members; all those claims led straight back to hard-right websites.
By the way, have you actually read Obama's books?
I'll confess I haven't; I personally thought there was something a tad "conceited" in writing a memoir when you're not yet 50. That said, I've read Bill and Hillary's memoirs, as well as Dubya's "Decision Points."

So, do you--like Bill--believe that every year those "Progressive Liberal Secularists" are waging a war on "Christmas?"
Or do you think that those who're such vocal opponents of Nativity scenes, crosses, displays of the Ten Commandments, are simply an irritating but "loud" minority?

Nice maneuver! As I said, while the Hispanic and African American communities as a whole trend towards conservative values regarding SSM,(don't know if that holds true for abortion) the very fact that they voted Democratic--in large numbers--hardly validates your claim that, "Gay marriage is voted down primarily by democrats - blacks and Hispanics."
The statement is in and of itself only a half-truth; African-Americans and Hispanics may object of gay marriage, but since they trend to vote "Democratic" they're hardly "voting it down." Nor are Democrats the members of the electorate whom "primarily" vote it down.
feces for jesus

Bellmore, NY

#284474 Feb 17, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Just know where you're coming from.
Talking about saving grace is more like excitement than boasting. Similar to someone offering a cure for a disease that they, themselves, were cured of. Denial of having the disease doesn't mean offering a cure anyway is boasting, is it?
You can always say "no thanks". I'm not arguing with you about it.
Go back to posting about the "folly of non believers" you arrogant nitwit.
feces for jesus

Bellmore, NY

#284475 Feb 17, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
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I worship God, becouse He is WORTHY.
not just an act for an hour a week, but all week long, when I choose to walk or talk a ceetain way, it is worship. Some guys worship their girlfriends, or their cars, and if they lead a cow around everywhere they went, especialy in starving countries, then they worship the cow.
I went from believing in No god, to believing Jesus is God, becouse of my life altering experience. I was born again, and found out a few weeks later who did it, and how it was done.
I moved in with a non religious friend, the night after my salvation experience, and was lead to read a bible and go to church, by whom I call not just my God, but the one and only God.
People have faith in many things, from rabbit feet, to black squirles to give them luck and fortune, and most are usualy not offended in the least when any other is spoken of, it is when someone claims that Jesus Christ is the way to eternal life, that others will either say amen to, or become very defensive. I wonder why that is.
Yes, we've all heard that you met jesus and that he touched you. Maybe you should report that to the authorities.
Anonymous

United States

#284476 Feb 17, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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I think we've found your problem.
Clearly you dont know the meaning of the word "worship".
Noun
The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.
Verb
Show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites.
Cars, girlfriends, cows are not deity's you idiot.
Tell me Gtown, what is it you think you will accomplish by alienating pretty much everyone you're speaking to with this nonsense? Seriously?
Is it not your DUTY as a "chrisitan" to lead by example? What example do you think you set when you constantly lie and refuse to educate yourself?
We just have different definitions for worship.
I've still not willingly lied, and I truly don't know what answer you want from me, are you saying I should tell everyone else, that no matter what or who they call God, is ok?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#284477 Feb 17, 2013
Wrong. There are still areas where women are being treated as inferior, including equal pay. Look at the hubbub about women going into combat. And, of course, abortion.
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Well, see, that's just not true. Women have been equal on the playing field for a fairly long time now. A few have even made a run for the presidency and more than a few are in positions of leadership in every aspect of government. Women are respected as much as men in the medical field which didn't use to be the case decades ago. Women are just as athletic and some even more so than men in the sports arena. A few have flown into space and quite a few run big corporations.
This president wants you to believe something that is not true for no other purpose than to cause derisiveness and to create something that simply doesn't exist.
He is actually diminishing the massive strides made in women's rights over the past decades by pretending it never happened.
So the question is why would he do this? The women's movement was a hard fought victory and a thing of the past. No one has been complaining or is even complaining now. Except this president.
Anonymous

United States

#284479 Feb 17, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Only progressive secularist liberals think it's okay to push their agendas and beliefs on everyone else and it must be accepted.
Abortion, unions and gay marriage are just a few examples.
All of us have to pay for Planned Parenthood and union dues whether we believe in doing so or not.
That's not pushing their beliefs on others?
Gay marriage is voted down primarily by democrats - blacks and Hispanics.
I believe you have said correctly!
satans working overtime and great at his job to hurt or destroy the american family.

If abortion was a deal voted on, instead of a handful of judges sealing the deal, then we wouldn't be having threads like this 40 years after :)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#284480 Feb 17, 2013
It's astounding; you really think I care what you believe or don't believe when it doesn't matter to me if you live or die.

Nobody lies about living in indy; there are more interesting places to lie about.

I always tell the truth here because it DOESN'T matter to me if believe it or not. As for the guy trying to find me--he DID find me, idiot. That's why I don't give out personal identifying data; dealing with one was enough.
Guppy wrote:
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Internet stalker? It's funny how you make up stories. You have a real talent for that. You don't fool me, though.
Young and naive? You are still naive.
It wasn't you because you don't live in Indianapolis. Gee, no brainer. How would you possibly know someone was trying to find you? Rolling eyes and shaking head.
Paranoid much?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#284481 Feb 17, 2013
Yeah, because guys who hate women always defend women's rights.

The fact is that you're a loathesome idiot; your gender is irrelevant.

There's nothing wrong with being gay. But no one in their right mind would want to be a dried-up douchebag like you.
Guppy wrote:
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Cpeter hates women. He has no idea what he is missing.
No one in their right mind wants to be gay.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#284482 Feb 17, 2013
He apparently thinks holy objects are the same thing as eities to be worshipped. A catholic may see a rosary blessed by the pope as a sacred object, but they don't worship it. A hindu sees a cow as a sacred object, but don't worship it.
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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I think we've found your problem.
Clearly you dont know the meaning of the word "worship".
Noun
The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity.
Verb
Show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites.
Cars, girlfriends, cows are not deity's you idiot.
Tell me Gtown, what is it you think you will accomplish by alienating pretty much everyone you're speaking to with this nonsense? Seriously?
Is it not your DUTY as a "chrisitan" to lead by example? What example do you think you set when you constantly lie and refuse to educate yourself?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#284483 Feb 17, 2013
I thought I felt different this morning...:)
Katie wrote:
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Yeah! It was to me, too. Of course my post responding didn't take, so it sits out there all alone.
But just think, now you're younger and prettier ... like me!
<wink> <wink>

Since: Apr 09

Elmont, Long Island NY

#284484 Feb 17, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Only progressive secularist liberals think it's okay to push their agendas and beliefs on everyone else and it must be accepted.
Abortion, unions and gay marriage are just a few examples.
All of us have to pay for Planned Parenthood and union dues whether we believe in doing so or not.
That's not pushing their beliefs on others?
Gay marriage is voted down primarily by democrats - blacks and Hispanics.
Pray telplease explain how making abortions legal pushes a liberal agenda on everyone else....really I need to hear this

with abortion being legal, no one is forced to have an abortion....so how in your convoluted mind did you come to your conclusion that a liberal agenda is pushed on you?

Likewise, if gay marriage is legalized, how does that push a liberal agenda on you???? making it legal does not force you to enter into a same sex marriage does it???

however, making abortion illegal forces everyone to follow your religious dogma. basically you christians feel that a fertilized egg has a soul, ergo your opposition to abortion

making abortions illegal makes everyone follow your agenda

keeping same sex marriage illegal forces everyone to follow your agenda

really Dude, you really need to take a course in logic, and learn how to think....because your thinking and logic capabilities are somewhat lacking

as for planned parenthood, they provide many health services to the poor than just abortions and no ta dollars are used for abortions.

there are plenty of charities and tax dollars that go to things that I don't believe in or appreciate.

Our foreign aid to Israel is tops on my list.

and all the money that goes to evangelical institutions is another, thanks to Bush

the list goes on and on

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