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Dear Pittsburgh 40 Days for Life family, A good friend and true warrior for the unborn just gave me some bad news yesterday. Full Story
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“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Jul 9, 2011
The only way to solve this is to outlaw all sex outside of marriage. Can't smoke a joint, can't put a couch on your own porch, can't smoke in a restaurant so why should sex outside of marriage be permitted? Time for our brilliant lawmakers to stand up and pass this. Just think of the fines a bill like this could garner.
Jimmy Franks

Apollo, PA

#2 Jul 9, 2011
Old Cynic wrote:
The only way to solve this is to outlaw all sex outside of marriage.
Marriage in itself is a scam. Modern marriage in America is basically an insurance policy for the female, and the ultimate display of surrender on behalf of the male. When a man gets married in America, he's essentially saying "Honey, I love you so much that I'm willing to unconditionally stake my financial and occupational future on our relationship. If you choose....for whatever reason....to terminate our relationship, I might as well shoot myself through the roof of my mouth with a .357 magnum, because my life will essentially be over. Being that I'm totally devoted to you at this point in my life, I'm assuming that I'm going to feel the same way ten years from now."

Don't even get me started on the whole child support, arbitrary PFA filings that accompany just about every divorce filing in this country, and the attorney-run sideshow circus that comes with it.

Marriage is a dying institution because men are starting to wake up and realize that they DON'T wanna wind up like 75% of their buddies who's weddings they attended in their 20's. As for children being born out of wedlock, as long as we're living in the welfare state, the finger-licking welfare creeps are gonna keep popping out little paychecks left and right anyway, so I guess that's a-ok for all the pro-lifers out there.

Do the pro-lifers feel as strongly about vasectomies as they do abortions? How about masturbation? If they do, then Joseph Mengele ain't got nuttin on Jimmy Franks (no pun intended). Holocaust, Schmalocaust. I create a mini Auschwitz in my hand in the morning, and a mini Krakow in my hand before bedtime.
Stanley Kowalski

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jul 10, 2011
OK, youse wanna explain the Krakow crack, Frankie?
Stanley Kowalski

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jul 10, 2011
Otherwise, youse got some good points, kid.

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Jul 14, 2011
This is actually great news for Pittsburgh. More families having exposure to more options and services is great....I don't understand how any rational, intelligent, sane person could look at this in a negative light.

Since: Dec 10

Pittsburgh

#6 Jul 16, 2011
Like it or not, abortion is legal in our country. Planned parenthood does offer other reproductive services that assist the community but the abortion thing is all that matters to some.

SKG

“This just in.... Get out!”

Since: Aug 07

Indiana, PA

#7 Jul 17, 2011
Kill every religious person in the world, make it a better place.

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#8 Jul 17, 2011
fragile53 wrote:
Like it or not, abortion is legal in our country. Planned parenthood does offer other reproductive services that assist the community but the abortion thing is all that matters to some.
Abortion has nothing to do with it, my friend. Its about hatred and control. The anti-choice crowd hate women so much that they want to control them. These woman-bashing "pro-lifers" would just love to turn the USA into a kind of Christian version of Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. They'd just as quick have every woman in the country barefooted, illiterate and pregnant.

“Proud to be a Wiccan Priest”

Since: Jul 09

Jonesboro AR

#9 Jul 17, 2011
Freddy Pickle wrote:
<quoted text>
Abortion has nothing to do with it, my friend. Its about hatred and control. The anti-choice crowd hate women so much that they want to control them. These woman-bashing "pro-lifers" would just love to turn the USA into a kind of Christian version of Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. They'd just as quick have every woman in the country barefooted, illiterate and pregnant.


Sadly all too true..

Since: Dec 10

Pittsburgh

#10 Jan 3, 2013
That's a bunch of crap. Making a statement about wanting to control women is ludicrous. With the womens rights movement, you be hard pressed to turn the clock backwards. It's about values and morality, something that is sadly lacking in our country along with ethics and honesty. A little Christianity would go along way in our country. By and large, parents aren't doing such a hot job of passing along morals to their kids. If you don't see anything wrong with abortion, then that's the way you see it. Some of us are against abortion. And it's not a black and white issue. It is constantly changing.

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#11 Jan 3, 2013
fragile53 wrote:
That's a bunch of crap. Making a statement about wanting to control women is ludicrous. With the womens rights movement, you be hard pressed to turn the clock backwards. It's about values and morality, something that is sadly lacking in our country along with ethics and honesty. A little Christianity would go along way in our country. By and large, parents aren't doing such a hot job of passing along morals to their kids. If you don't see anything wrong with abortion, then that's the way you see it. Some of us are against abortion. And it's not a black and white issue. It is constantly changing.
It is ALL about controlling women and practicing misogyny. The bible is loaded with like information and christianity tries to hide and side step it with its excuses and illogical BS while their first cousin islam practices it openly.

Don't like abortion??? Don't get one, nobody is going to force you. in the meantime stay off the backs off women making their own private decisions and we can all get along.

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#12 Jan 3, 2013
Did anyone read the whole thread? These people are nuts, TOTAL Fruit Loops, they need a slap down. Since they think they can BOTHER people, people SHOULD BOTHER THEM. Tic for tac.
Ocean56

AOL

#13 Jan 4, 2013
Freddy Pickle wrote:
Abortion has nothing to do with it, my friend. Its about hatred and control. The anti-choice crowd hate women so much that they want to control them. These woman-bashing "pro-lifers" would just love to turn the USA into a kind of Christian version of Pakistan or Saudi Arabia. They'd just as quick have every woman in the country barefooted, illiterate and pregnant.
Agreed. I have NO doubt whatsoever that the regressive religionists would love to turn back the clock to the time in America when women had NO rights at all. The wave of anti-choice legislation is an effort by the extremist politicians to do just that.
Ocean56

AOL

#14 Jan 4, 2013
fragile53 wrote:
That's a bunch of crap. Making a statement about wanting to control women is ludicrous. With the womens rights movement, you be hard pressed to turn the clock backwards. It's about values and morality, something that is sadly lacking in our country along with ethics and honesty. A little Christianity would go along way in our country. By and large, parents aren't doing such a hot job of passing along morals to their kids. If you don't see anything wrong with abortion, then that's the way you see it. Some of us are against abortion. And it's not a black and white issue. It is constantly changing.
Nonsense. It is ALL about controlling women and our ability to make our own reproductive choices, no matter how much you try to CON us into believing it isn't.

Motherhood is OPTIONAL, not required, which means women don't have to get or stay pregnant unless they WANT to do so. It is EACH woman's decision whether or not to continue a pregnancy. If it isn't YOUR pregnancy, it isn't your decision, simple as that.
Ocean56

AOL

#15 Jan 4, 2013
fragile53 wrote:
That's a bunch of crap. Making a statement about wanting to control women is ludicrous.
Not at all. For the "christian" extremists who think that girls and women were well treated in past American history, I think it's time for a little reminder of some facts you probably don't want to see mentioned on a public forum. Too bad. The fact is, we had an American version of Sharia Law in the 19th century. At the beginning of the 19th century in America --

-- Girls got much less education than boys did.

-- Girls' activities, especially for middle- and upper-class girls, were limited to "ladylike" pursuits.

-- Girls and women were considered naturally weaker and inferior to boys and men.

-- It was thought shocking, outrageous, and even scandalous for a woman to give a speech in public, especially to audiences of both men and women.

-- Middle- and upper-class women were expected to confine their activities to a "separate sphere" or their homes. Women were also expected to show the "virtues" of religious piety, wifely submission, and motherly domesticity. And they always had to be escorted outside their homes by a man.

-- Married women had NO legal rights, including to own property, keep their inherited money, enter into contracts, sign legal documents, or control what happened to their wages or their children.

-- Women who were single or had to earn money had very few job opportunities and were always paid less than men who did the same job.

-- Middle- and upper-class women were expected to wear layers of restrictive and heavy clothing, and corsets that were so tight that many women suffered health problems as a result.

-- Almost a million African women were chattel slaves.

-- Women were not allowed to vote.

-- Married women had no choices over their reproductive process. Any woman who got married was expected to produce children, whether she WANTED to be a mother or not.


In addition to the above, as if that weren't oppressive enough, conservative men of the 19th and early 20th century opposed every measure that improved women's lives, especially a woman's right to vote. THAT'S what the 19th century feminists fought so hard to change, and eventually succeeded in doing so, even though it took 72 years, from 1848 to 1920, to achieve that goal. The shame was that it took that long for women to GET that right to vote in the first place.
Just Saying

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Jan 4, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. I have NO doubt whatsoever that the regressive religionists would love to turn back the clock to the time in America when women had NO rights at all. The wave of anti-choice legislation is an effort by the extremist politicians to do just that.
The regressive religionists AND their fellow travellers, the GOP.
Just Saying

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Jan 4, 2013
fragile53 wrote:
That's a bunch of crap. Making a statement about wanting to control women is ludicrous. With the womens rights movement, you be hard pressed to turn the clock backwards. It's about values and morality, something that is sadly lacking in our country along with ethics and honesty. A little Christianity would go along way in our country. By and large, parents aren't doing such a hot job of passing along morals to their kids. If you don't see anything wrong with abortion, then that's the way you see it. Some of us are against abortion. And it's not a black and white issue. It is constantly changing.
As long as you and your right wing-nut buddies in the GOP insist on passing legislation to restrict women's rights, or stack the SCOTUS to seek a reversal of Roe v. Wade, it's ALL about controlling women, putz!

By the way, I must note that your avatar is quite appropriate!

Since: Dec 10

Pittsburgh

#18 Jan 5, 2013
All christians aren't extremists. And thanks, I've always be fond of Alfred.
Just Saying

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Jan 5, 2013
Interesting... most Christians capitalize the word. And no one said you were an extremist, simply that trying to limit the choices of others in a free society is controlling.

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#20 Jan 5, 2013
fragile53 wrote:
All christians aren't extremists. And thanks, I've always be fond of Alfred.
Yeah they are, anyone who beliefs in a myth is extreme in my book.

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