Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 311484 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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SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285011 Feb 19, 2013
grumpy wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know where you got this but the exact opposite is true, e.g. if you look down the railroad track and the rails seem to come together; do you perceive any reason why they don't? No. But common sense tells you that they don't.
You're talking about an optical illusion.
Forum

Hobbs, NM

#285012 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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None of this answers my question, or even addresses the point.
What point in telling people things they already know, or can learn easily if they wish?
And there WERE no gospels when Jesus supposedly lived.
God gave the Jews the Torah. Laws.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#285013 Feb 19, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Truly ironic. Sanger sounds more pro-life than someone who started Planned Parenthood.
“While there are cases where even the law recognizes an abortion as justifiable if recommended by a physician, I assert that the hundreds of thousands of abortions performed in America each year are a disgrace to civilization. I also assert that the responsibility for these abortions and the illness, misery and deaths that come in their train lies at the door of a government whose authority has been stretched beyond the limits of the people’s intention and which, in its puritanical blindness, insists upon suffering and death from ignorance, rather than life and happiness from knowledge and prevention.”(MS,“Birth Control or Abortion?” Birth Control Review [Dec. 1918]: 3-4 [MSM S70:0809])
"Knowledge and prevention". That's what I've been talking about.
Odd that Margaret Sanger and I would have the same message.
It's not odd at all.

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#285014 Feb 19, 2013
Katie wrote:
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Maybe this will force Texas into this century. In my state, a pregnant teen has sole decision-making powers over her own body regardless of what her parents want. That should be how it is in more states. But the rights and responsibilities come with teens being able to make their own medical decisions at an early age -- which includes mental health such as counseling. So it's not all rainbows and sunshine when the same teen can refuse treatment and/or refuse pregnancy against the parents' wishes. It does go both ways when these become law.
Why does she have to be pregnant to have sole decision-making powers over her own body regardless of what her parents want? Why isn't she given tht ability when she isn't pregnant?
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285015 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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Personal perception is not the most reliable of sources for fact. Especially when one begins with a belief they want to see proven. Your "perception" of the 1914 publication you referred to in your previous post proves that it's not reliable.
I asked for your source, and you couldn't answer. WHERE does your "perception" come from? WHERE do your supposed "facts" come from?
Publications are not perceptions.

However, common sense needs no explanation by it's definition. Same as common knowledge.

It's connecting the dots. You just have to connect them all to see the picture or the picture is distorted.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#285016 Feb 19, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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I know. Odd, huh? On my soap box, I speak out about prevention as the only sure fire way to prevent abortions too.
She did say that if a woman chooses to have an abortion, she should put her mind to it in the first phases and get it done.
But we have the morning after pill now. Wonder why that's not being emphasized more by more women with a pulpit.
It's emphasized. It's simply not regular contraception. It may have escaped your notice, but it's other name is Emergency Contraception. It's not mean for everyday.

By they way, the only people here who are against prevention are those Catholics who think it's a sin, and they tend to be on the anti-choice side.

“Blessed Be”

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#285017 Feb 19, 2013
Forum wrote:
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God gave the Jews the Torah. Laws.
No one is talking about the Torah, or the Jews. Do try to pay better attention.

“Blessed Be”

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#285018 Feb 19, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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You're talking about an optical illusion.
Which can skew a person's perceptions. And it's an excellent point. You might say he's right on track.

Again, WHERE does your "perception" come from?

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#285019 Feb 19, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
<quoted text>
Publications are not perceptions.
However, common sense needs no explanation by it's definition. Same as common knowledge.
It's connecting the dots. You just have to connect them all to see the picture or the picture is distorted.
LOL, this little sidestep you're doing is not fooling anyone.

WHAT "dots" have you "connected" that form your "common sense" "perception"? What is your source?

Is there some reason you are reluctant to share with us what lead you to the conclusion you came to?
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285020 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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You're avoiding my question. Why?
Thought I did answer it - probably responsed to someone else.

Unless someone is in the process of seeking God or at a place in their life where they need God, no amount of witnessing will make them find him or need him. Especially in a fast-paced and high tech country like our own.

But there are many places in the world where the gospel is being heard for the first time through the work of missionaries.

There's a fascinating true story called 'End of the Spear'. Lives and hearts have been changed in even the most remote parts of the world.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285021 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL, this little sidestep you're doing is not fooling anyone.
WHAT "dots" have you "connected" that form your "common sense" "perception"? What is your source?
Is there some reason you are reluctant to share with us what lead you to the conclusion you came to?
Had to go back and see what we were initially talking about.

But I had said there's not a strong enough message being sent to young women to take precautions and the consequences of not doing so and the option of abortion has become the alternative to prevention.

So common sense would dictate if more women practiced prevention, abortion wouldn't need to be the alternative.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#285022 Feb 19, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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Thought I did answer it - probably responsed to someone else.
Unless someone is in the process of seeking God or at a place in their life where they need God, no amount of witnessing will make them find him or need him. Especially in a fast-paced and high tech country like our own.
But there are many places in the world where the gospel is being heard for the first time through the work of missionaries.
There's a fascinating true story called 'End of the Spear'. Lives and hearts have been changed in even the most remote parts of the world.
Given that the discussion was about the "witnessing" going on here, your post does not address the question.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

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#285023 Feb 19, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
<quoted text>
Had to go back and see what we were initially talking about.
But I had said there's not a strong enough message being sent to young women to take precautions and the consequences of not doing so and the option of abortion has become the alternative to prevention.
So common sense would dictate if more women practiced prevention, abortion wouldn't need to be the alternative.
Again, I'm asking what your source is for the last part of that statement. "Common sense" is not an answer. It's a copout. It's what people say when they DON'T have any evidence to base their beliefs on.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285024 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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Which can skew a person's perceptions. And it's an excellent point. You might say he's right on track.
Again, WHERE does your "perception" come from?
All I can do is provide definitions to define the difference between common sense and an optical illusion.

Optical illusion - a visual experience in which something is drawn or designed deliberately to fool the eye.

Common sense - good judgment: sound practical judgment derived from experience rather than study.

Perception - the process of using the senses to acquire information about the surrounding environment or situation.

Common sense and perception is acquiring information from experience and the surrounding environment.

An optical illusion is meant to fool the eye.

“Blessed Be”

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#285025 Feb 19, 2013
Well, Katie wished for a more interesting topic of conversation. How about that Alabama Representative who wants more restrictions on abortion clinics because, to paraphrase, abortion is major surgery because the fetus is the largest "organ" to be removed from a woman's body?

Why are people SO very ignorant of the facts of reproduction allowed to decide medical issues for others?

And does she realize that she just disproved the argument from her own side regarding the "personhood" of a fetus?

How stupid are these people?

“Blessed Be”

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#285026 Feb 19, 2013
SapphireBlue wrote:
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All I can do is provide definitions to define the difference between common sense and an optical illusion.
Optical illusion - a visual experience in which something is drawn or designed deliberately to fool the eye.
Common sense - good judgment: sound practical judgment derived from experience rather than study.
Perception - the process of using the senses to acquire information about the surrounding environment or situation.
Common sense and perception is acquiring information from experience and the surrounding environment.
An optical illusion is meant to fool the eye.
Are you seriously suggesting that what you perceive when you look at train tracks is done DELIBERATELY?

Again, personal perceptions can be skewed, and result in poor judgement. They are not a reliable source.

You're dancing all over the place, desperately trying NOT to explain where your "perception" comes from. Which clearly indicates it's just something you want to believe for some reason, and not an actual fact. Got it.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285027 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, I'm asking what your source is for the last part of that statement. "Common sense" is not an answer. It's a copout. It's what people say when they DON'T have any evidence to base their beliefs on.
No offense, but it's pretty simple.

If pregnancy isn't prevented, abortion is an easy and convienent alternative.

Maybe we're just splitting hairs now.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#285028 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
Well, Katie wished for a more interesting topic of conversation. How about that Alabama Representative who wants more restrictions on abortion clinics because, to paraphrase, abortion is major surgery because the fetus is the largest "organ" to be removed from a woman's body?
Why are people SO very ignorant of the facts of reproduction allowed to decide medical issues for others?
And does she realize that she just disproved the argument from her own side regarding the "personhood" of a fetus?
How stupid are these people?
As much as I hate to admit it, many prolifers are their own worse enemies.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285029 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Given that the discussion was about the "witnessing" going on here, your post does not address the question.
Thought I did.

Anyway, believers will always be compelled to witness when an opportunity presents itself.

But arguing about is not helpful or necessary.
SapphireBlue

Orlando, FL

#285030 Feb 19, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you seriously suggesting that what you perceive when you look at train tracks is done DELIBERATELY?
Again, personal perceptions can be skewed, and result in poor judgement. They are not a reliable source.
You're dancing all over the place, desperately trying NOT to explain where your "perception" comes from. Which clearly indicates it's just something you want to believe for some reason, and not an actual fact. Got it.
You're arguing for argument's sake now.

These concepts and definitions are not that complicated.

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