Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 316313 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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Ink

Bensalem, PA

#273213 Dec 30, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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Why should you have the right to have displays in public?
Because this is America which was founded on the principle of religious freedom.
husker du

United States

#273214 Dec 30, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
There seems to be a lot of anti-Catholicism in this chat room.
Women should be grateful that the Catholic Church has existed for two thousands years. It has taught good morals and values to millions of men over the years, perhaps as many as a billion men over the 2000 years.
Although a small percentage of those men ignored their Catholic upbringing and decided to treat women with cruelity and disrespect, the vast majority of Catholic men have loved and cherished the girls and women in their lives. They have also respected the marriages of their neighbors and have respected the daughters of their neighbors.
I believe without the teachings of the Catholic Church over the past 2000 years and its influence on western culture, millions of women would have been mistreated and/or raped on a yearly basis and there would have been a whole lot more unwanted pregnancies.
You Pro-Choice women may not have realized it, but the Catholic Church has made the world a much safer place for girls and women to grow up in.
Case in point, move to a Muslim nation or to India and see how much respect you get from men and/or how safe you feel when you take a walk down the street.
They will not understand because they hate us for not believing in same sex marriage,pre marital sex, contraception and abortion. They live for the moment and not for the future.
Ink

Bensalem, PA

#273215 Dec 30, 2012
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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Oh, okay, so Zach and TomTom and NR and Knutter are all acting like real Christians who follow the teachings of Jesus and the Church. Good to know. Thanks for your help. I'll lower my expectations and opinion of your religion even further.
And who needs to "attack" religion on here when the supposedly religious are doing such a great job of degrading their own religion? They're all doing a great job of making religion look bad all on their own.
It's not your job to judge anyone else. It doesn't matter to you whether religion looks good or bad, you are going to hate it anyway. You only need to expect wonderfulness from your self and don't criticize others until you are perfect.

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#273216 Dec 30, 2012
BraveCon wrote:
There seems to be a lot of anti-Catholicism in this chat room.
Women should be grateful that the Catholic Church has existed for two thousands years. It has taught good morals and values to millions of men over the years, perhaps as many as a billion men over the 2000 years.
What it teaches is woman are not allowed in the governing of the church. Therefore they are not allowed in the decision making. They are to be ruled. That is what the church teaches by example.
Don't even get me started on the church fathers, natural law etc in which laws and determinations were made without the voice, opinions, or minds of women. Now, women are fighting back and taking their proper place in the world community. They WILL be heard, they WILL be involved in law making that pertains to "their" lives. Deal with it.

“Make time ”

Since: Sep 09

for contemplation

#273217 Dec 30, 2012
Ink wrote:
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Nice, you don't want your rights taken away but it is fine for me and people like me to lose mine.
If I strongly disagree with you, you consider that starting something?
"People like you" caught my attention, Ink. Strongly disagree with what? That I fully understand why Christians are now expected to worship however they see fit at home and church, but not in public tax paid places? Why do you not get this?

What rights are you losing? No one is interfering with your ability to pray as often or as long as you like. No one is stopping you from attending Mass daily or weekly or whenever and however you like.

This is still a relatively free country. Freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Ink, think.
GORAAK

Jackson, OH

#273218 Dec 30, 2012
I AM GORAAK, SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE GALACTIC FEDERATION. PREPARE TO BE ANNIHILATED.
Ink

Bensalem, PA

#273219 Dec 30, 2012
Bitner wrote:
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"You are taking this overboard again as you usually do."
Oh no, YOU did.
"It is a fact that Christians cannot have they symbols or religious figures displayed as they used to."
They keywords being "like they used to". Again, the only thing Christians have lost is the ability to dominate with their religion.
I assume all this was offensive to you.

In March 1998, The ACLU put pressure on the small town of Republic, Missouri to remove a fish symbol from its official logo, calling it a "secret sign of Christianity."

In April 1998, Rev. Patrick Mahoney was arrested for praying on the steps of the Supreme Court.

Tourists visiting Washington D.C. in 1997 were ordered by the police to stop praying in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.

In 2003, the National Park Service removed 30 year-old plaques inscribed with Bible verses at Grand Canyon following complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#273220 Dec 30, 2012
Ink wrote:
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Because this is America which was founded on the principle of religious freedom.
Yes, this is America and not all Americans are Christians. So having church property or your own property for religious displays is not enough?
Ink

Bensalem, PA

#273221 Dec 30, 2012
Junket wrote:
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"People like you" caught my attention, Ink. Strongly disagree with what? That I fully understand why Christians are now expected to worship however they see fit at home and church, but not in public tax paid places? Why do you not get this?
What rights are you losing? No one is interfering with your ability to pray as often or as long as you like. No one is stopping you from attending Mass daily or weekly or whenever and however you like.
This is still a relatively free country. Freedom of religion and freedom from religion. Ink, think.
"relatively free country" caught my attention and you are right.

Nobody should be forced to pray only at home. People should be able to pray anywhere they want in a free country. It's freedom of religion not from religion. Of course you are free to follow no religion and practice that anywhere you want. People are being stopped from praying in public and I can show you many incidences.
That shouldn't happen in America.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#273222 Dec 30, 2012
Ink wrote:
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It's not your job to judge anyone else. It doesn't matter to you whether religion looks good or bad, you are going to hate it anyway. You only need to expect wonderfulness from your self and don't criticize others until you are perfect.
Yet this conversation started with you judging and criticizing me. Damn, you are such a hypocrite.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#273223 Dec 30, 2012
Ink wrote:
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This from the jerimiah project
You should check it out. If you don't I'll show you more.
The federal government abridges the free exercise of religion in America by:
Regulating churches and other religious organizations through its tax laws.
Limiting religious liberty in the area of public and private education.
Forbidding non-denominational prayer in public schools and at educational ceremonies.
Excluding the Bible from school classrooms and from other school property.
Refusing to permit the religious displays on public property, such as Christmas and Chanukah.
I'm sorry, but your propaganda does not interest me. Being a parent, I have seen that most of this is not true.

As for churches, they are free to give up their tax exempt status.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#273224 Dec 30, 2012
Ink wrote:
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I assume all this was offensive to you.
In March 1998, The ACLU put pressure on the small town of Republic, Missouri to remove a fish symbol from its official logo, calling it a "secret sign of Christianity."
In April 1998, Rev. Patrick Mahoney was arrested for praying on the steps of the Supreme Court.
Tourists visiting Washington D.C. in 1997 were ordered by the police to stop praying in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
In 2003, the National Park Service removed 30 year-old plaques inscribed with Bible verses at Grand Canyon following complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union.
You've proven my point. All Christians have lost is the ability to dominate with their religion.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#273225 Dec 30, 2012
Ink wrote:
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"relatively free country" caught my attention and you are right.
Nobody should be forced to pray only at home. People should be able to pray anywhere they want in a free country. It's freedom of religion not from religion. Of course you are free to follow no religion and practice that anywhere you want. People are being stopped from praying in public and I can show you many incidences.
That shouldn't happen in America.
No one is being "forced to pray only at home". You're lying through your teeth.

You're allowed to pray anywhere you like. You are NOT, however, free to inflict your prayers on others in public.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#273226 Dec 30, 2012
There is nothing random here. Fetuses, aside from having no rights, directly affect the life and health of the woman carrying them.
No Relativism wrote:
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Here's the thing, limpy, your random classification scheme kills babies.
Why can't your pee-pee defect be considered "not worth living" in another's random classification scheme?
You can't have it both ways, limpy.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#273227 Dec 30, 2012
Hey, you're brain-dead, and we haven't had you put down yet.
No Relativism wrote:
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You see, Mr. DanglesPerpetually, Katie's assessment of preborn babies beating hearts was used as another way to dehumanize them.
Using her same logic related to your penis problem, you are less than human.....and not worth keeping around.
Random classification schemes along OTHERS' human life spectrums is a beotch.
An old geezer like you should already know this.
But, alas, you're a baby Jew killing fool to the very end.
Your arguments are about as solid as your dangling member.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#273228 Dec 30, 2012
There's ALWAYS a market for oral sex!(wink)

The entire body is an erogenous zone; sticking things into it is a minor part of the fun...
grumpy wrote:
<quoted text>I guess if I was a male prostitute who was struck by impotency, my support would become a burden to my family.
Is there a market for oral sex these days?

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#273230 Dec 30, 2012
Ink wrote:
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Prayer is always voluntary. Times are changing. We are losing our right to pray or have displays in public. Why is public prayer so threatening to people like you?
Do you support public prayer in America by ALL religions?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#273231 Dec 30, 2012
Goraak, I told you never to call me here. And the Garland albums are MINE! Annihilate earth and you'll never see them again.
GORAAK wrote:
I AM GORAAK, SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE GALACTIC FEDERATION. PREPARE TO BE ANNIHILATED.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#273233 Dec 30, 2012
Gtown71 wrote:
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Yes, I am aware of the law, and legaly women can, and for sure do.
What you just do not see, and never will, unless God shows you, is that you must kill someone else, in order to be free of the "choice " made earlier.
If you play with fire, you will get burned sooner or later, and as much as you may want to, the scar is still there.
There is no easy fix, but making it easy to kill the baby, is not it.
A fetus is not a baby and a woman may have a fetus removed from her uterus, legally. That you feel that it is wrong isn't relevant. If a woman feels it's wrong, she doesn't have to choose abortion. Double standard? No, because a man is incapable of getting pregnant. Is there a double standard because a woman can't have a vasectomy?

“Never give up”

Since: Dec 12

Avon, OH

#273234 Dec 30, 2012
Morgana 9 wrote:
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What it teaches is woman are not allowed in the governing of the church. Therefore they are not allowed in the decision making. They are to be ruled. That is what the church teaches by example.
Don't even get me started on the church fathers, natural law etc in which laws and determinations were made without the voice, opinions, or minds of women. Now, women are fighting back and taking their proper place in the world community. They WILL be heard, they WILL be involved in law making that pertains to "their" lives. Deal with it.
Women were expected to get married and raise a family. That is what women had done for thousands of years before the Catholic Church had come into existance. The early Church leaders/popes didn't want to include women as clergy because they felt it would take them away from what they were naturally expected to do in life, which was to raise a family.

Also, during the early stages of Christianity, the faith was spread primarily by missionaries who traveled all over the pagan world -- by themselves. How could you expect a woman to go out into the world, by herself, and not get raped whereever she went? Women would have needed an escort whereever they went and this would have been costly to the Church.

And if the Church was to allow women to be in the clergy, what do you do when her biological clock starts ticking? Do you allow her to raise a family and still try to do all the tasks that a pastor is required to do? What if a child is sick on a Sunday morning, does the priestess stay home with her child or does she go to say Mass?

I believe the Church was wise to exclude women for their own protection and to avoid conflicts of interest.

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