Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 311329 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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Ocean56

AOL

#287599 Mar 2, 2013
Babies are EXPENSIVE

One of the most overlooked factors of being a mom, whether you're a teen or young adult, is how much it really costs to care for a baby and child. Many girls/women have no idea whatsoever how truly EXPENSIVE it is to buy all the supplies a baby will need, even in the first two months.

So, just to do a little research myself, I took a notebook with me last year on one of my shopping trips to the grocery store, and wrote down the costs for items that parents will need for a baby. Here's a short price list:

Diapers - Huggies (to 14 pounds) 40/pkg.$9.99
Formula - Enfamil, newborn, 6 2oz. btl/pkg.$7.99
Wipes - Pampers baby wipes, 72/pkg.$2.79
Bottles - Evenflo, 3/pkg.$5.69
Bottle cleaning brush, 1/pkg.$2.99
Pacifiers - Nuk, 2/pkg.$3.69
Diaper rash cream - Desitin, 1 tube $5.45
Baby powder - Johnson's lrg. economy size $4.59
Baby wash - Johnson's lrg.$2.79
Baby shampoo - Johnson's med. size $3.99

The above are just the BASE prices, which were priced on 3/26/12. The cost for diapers and formula will quickly multiply, depending on how much formula the baby needs and how many diaper changes the baby must have to keep his/her skin healthy. Diapers must be changed quite frequently to avoid diaper rash, which occurs as a result of babies being in a wet or stinky diaper for too long.

Let's assume, as an example, that the baby will have to be changed six times a day. The cost of diapers, which is $9.99 for a package of 40 can multiply as follows:

6 diapers per day, x 7 days = 42 diapers
42 diapers per week, x 4 weeks =$168 per month

The cost of formula can multiply a lot too, depending on how much formula is used per day. When my son was a newborn and infant, he could easily consume a bottle at each feeding, which could be 2 or 3 ounces. If the baby is bigger, he/she will need more at each feeding.

The base cost for a six-pack of Enfamil ready-to-use 2oz. bottles is $7.99, which is really $8.00 minus a penny. It can multiply as follows:

2 six-packs per week @$8.00 =$16.00 per week
$16.00 x 4 weeks =$64.00 month

Remember, these figures are just ESTIMATES. Parents may choose different types of formula, but they have to know what the cost is, and they'll have to multiply it for a monthly estimate.

Also, these costs are for diapers and formula ALONE. Parents will also have to buy clothes, a car seat (required by law), crib, stroller, infant seat, baby toys, and the list goes on.

It will be difficult, and in some cases impossible, for girls and young women to buy all these necessities for a baby, especially when the moms are teens and are too young to even work if they are younger than 16. Even moms over the age of 16 must graduate high school first, in order to obtain better jobs.
Ocean56

AOL

#287600 Mar 2, 2013
(Babies are EXPENSIVE...continued)

High Ticket Items

In every segment of the "16 and Pregnant" documentary, the girl makes the point that she had no idea how EXPENSIVE raising a baby is. Too often, doing the math to find out what items are needed and how much each item will cost isn't done until the teen girl is several months along. IMO waiting several months to find out what costs are involved is a huge mistake.

The MUST-have items that a teen needs to have if she plans to keep and raise the baby are as follows:

1. Car seat (required by LAW)
2. Crib
3. Stroller
4. Diaper bag (with portable changing pad)
5. Special garbage pail for diapers

This is IN ADDITION to the above list, which was for everyday items like diapers, formula, bottles, wipes, pacifiers, and other things that mom will need every day. Some car seats can go as high as $200, and a crib can cost $200 or even more. I remember paying $500+ for my son's crib, and the car seat was about $150. That was over 15 years ago, and I am sure the prices for some of these items have gone up, depending on how expensive the store is.

Teen girls and young women need to be aware of how EXPENSIVE it is to raise a baby, preferably long BEFORE a girl makes the mistake of having sex and ending up pregnant.
feces for jesus

Bellmore, NY

#287601 Mar 2, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
<quoted text>
No, just you. Looks like someone liked my feces for atheist name. ;)
The fool said in his heart, there is no God.
I may be a fool for Jesus, but you're just a fool.
Your pathetic assumptions make you the fool.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#287602 Mar 2, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullshit.
Annually, there were 129 million people seen in hospitals in 2011.
http://www.aha.org/research/index.shtml
Catholic hospitals serve only 5.5 million annually.
http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/he...
Sorry Stinky, that's not 20%.
<quoted text>
No they dont. That would be United Way.
http://www.forbes.com/top-charities/
<quoted text>
Any organization that's harmed as many chilren and DELIBERATELY is STILL hiding it, is one the world could do without.
Have they dont good? Yes. Have they also done great harm? YES.
Ratzi the Nazi not being in charge anymore is a good start at mending their ways.
"Bullshit.
Annually, there were 129 million people seen in hospitals in 2011.
http://www.aha.org/research/index.shtml
Catholic hospitals serve only 5.5 million annually.
http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/he ...
Sorry Stinky, that's not 20%."

You're right, it's not. In fact, it's less than 4.5%. No wonder he deflected, and wouldn't tell me where he was getting that figure. He knew it was wrong.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#287603 Mar 2, 2013
Corgi lover wrote:
<quoted text>God doesn't believe in moral relativism, you are going to be in for a shock.
You speak for God?

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#287604 Mar 2, 2013
The Prince wrote:
<quoted text>
Cute pagan deflection. Ok, the coronor determines the cause of death. In this case, fetal himicide to you pagans. Then the DA brings charges against the individaul responsible for the crime.
Simple, when you aren't playing the bitter pagan word games.
Pointing out the fact that you were wrong is a deflection? I don't think so, Tom Tom.

And I don't think this happens in every case. You keep stating it as fact then bring on some proof.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#287605 Mar 2, 2013
The Prince wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard one woman say she had her son mutilated by circumcision becasue she hated when she dated uncircumcized guys. She didn;t want any women to see her son with an ugly "tutrleneck" on his penis.
The thought process fo a selfish man hating pagan woman.
Uh huh...sure Tommyboy, sure.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#287606 Mar 2, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
No, a coroner would at best determine that death was caused by blunt-force trauma or whatever. He cannot make any determination of charges. The DA brings charges if the facts meet the legal criteria AND if he has a reasonable case.
<quoted text>
C'mon cpeter, stop "deflecting" by stating facts.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#287607 Mar 2, 2013
The Prince wrote:
<quoted text>
Cute pagan deflection. Ok, the coronor determines the cause of death. In this case, fetal himicide to you pagans. Then the DA brings charges against the individaul responsible for the crime.
Simple, when you aren't playing the bitter pagan word games.
Fetal homicide is not a cause of death.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#287608 Mar 2, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Abstinence works when people decide to be abstinent. Not everyone does, and no one has to. History, btw, is full of people preaching abstinence. The problem? It's completely against most peoples' nature. We have a sex drive; it's one of the strongest drives we have. Not to mention that sexual activity is healthy.
<quoted text>
We have morals, a code to live by . We are not dogs in heat.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#287609 Mar 2, 2013
AyakaNeo wrote:
<quoted text>Fetal homicide is not a cause of death.
No it's not.
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#287610 Mar 2, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course. Many. But not by removing someone else's right to decide what will, and will not, happen inside their own uterus. And not by forcing them to act as life support for someone else against their will.
And guess what? Whining on a message board saves no one.
NR: "Bhitler, is there a human (other than yourself) who you'd try to save from being killed?"

Bhitler: "Of Course."

Then you can understand why prolifers want to save those humans in the womb. We don't discriminate.
__________

Bhilter: "But not by removing someone else's right to decide what will, and will not, happen inside their own uterus"

Right to decide what?

To kill.
__________

Bhitler: "And not by forcing them to act as life support for someone else against their will."

Are you talking about pregnancy? Mankind was created to procreate via pregnancy. It's not abnormal or a disease. It's a normal part of who we are as human beings.

Your attempts to dehumanize mankind fails each & every time.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#287611 Mar 2, 2013
No Relativism wrote:
<quoted text>
NR: "Bhitler, is there a human (other than yourself) who you'd try to save from being killed?"
Bhitler: "Of Course."
Then you can understand why prolifers want to save those humans in the womb. We don't discriminate.
__________
Bhilter: "But not by removing someone else's right to decide what will, and will not, happen inside their own uterus"
Right to decide what?
To kill.
__________
Bhitler: "And not by forcing them to act as life support for someone else against their will."
Are you talking about pregnancy? Mankind was created to procreate via pregnancy. It's not abnormal or a disease. It's a normal part of who we are as human beings.
Your attempts to dehumanize mankind fails each & every time.
The only fetus that's any of your business, is your own.

I'm sorry, but your strawman arguments have no bearing on what I actually said. You don't get to make up a position for me and argue with me about things I haven't said or done.

Try to show a little integrity for a change.
No Relativism

Chicago, IL

#287612 Mar 2, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
<quoted text>
Bullshit.
Annually, there were 129 million people seen in hospitals in 2011.
http://www.aha.org/research/index.shtml
Catholic hospitals serve only 5.5 million annually.
http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/he...
Sorry Stinky, that's not 20%.
<quoted text>
No they dont. That would be United Way.
http://www.forbes.com/top-charities/
<quoted text>
Any organization that's harmed as many chilren and DELIBERATELY is STILL hiding it, is one the world could do without.
Have they dont good? Yes. Have they also done great harm? YES.
Ratzi the Nazi not being in charge anymore is a good start at mending their ways.
Honey Foo Foo,

1. According to your site, Catholic hospitals "serve 5.5 million OVERNIGHT patients annually, and many millions more on an outpatient basis. The Catholic Church is the single largest provider of not-for-profit health care in our country."

Why did you only include overnight patients of Catholic hospitals when comparing to TOTAL number of patients (not just overnight stays) seen at all U.S. hospitals? You're a very intellectually dishonest troll.

You're trying to say only 4% of American patients are seen in Catholic Hospitals? How did you think you could pull that off? Just eyeballing your number makes one see your obvious farse.

One in six patients in America (17%) are seen at Catholic hospitals.
http://ncronline.org/news/catholic-hospitals-...
__________

2.

a) The Forbes article you cited lists the largest American charity organizations using the metric 'amount of private donations' for the fiscal year. It did NOT measure how many poor, needy were helped.

Here is all Forbes was saying: United way brought in $3.9 billion in private donations, while Catholic Charities brought in $1.6 billion private donations. Period.

B) I hope you realize that you were trying to compare an organization that serves nationally (United Way) w/ an organization that serves the world.

I'll repeat what I posted previously: Catholic Charities helps more poor, needy, underserved than any other world organization.
________

Foo, why are you consistently & intentionally dishonest? It not only makes you look like an imbecile, but ultimately harms your cause.

You have ZERO credibility. You are not trustworthy.

Slippery snake.
grumpy

Stony Point, NY

#287613 Mar 2, 2013
Corgi lover wrote:
<quoted text>God doesn't believe in moral relativism, you are going to be in for a shock.
I don't believe in Moral Relativism either.
No Relativism adds his qualifier, "No Relativism except mine."
STO

Vallejo, CA

#287614 Mar 2, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok brother thanks for straightening me out.
The unborn is either an embryo or a fetus.:)
Anytime.
STO

Vallejo, CA

#287615 Mar 2, 2013
No Relativism wrote:
<quoted text>
You support killing preborn babies in the womb. Your grandchildren will end up dismembered & thrown into a bloody red hazardous waste bag at a nearby abortuary.
"Thanks, Grandpa!!"
blah, blah, blah

And if you were capable of procreating, your kids would kill themselves to get away from you.
STO

Vallejo, CA

#287616 Mar 2, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
<quoted text>
I think he was talking about his friend sto, not doing what Jesus told him, yet claiming Him as His God.
That's one helluva claim. Care to back that up? Or do you just run around judging folks without cause or reason?
STO

Vallejo, CA

#287617 Mar 2, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
<quoted text>
So your friend sto, is more like Jesus had in mind?
People that have never had kids can tell folks how kids should be raised, so are they right?
Did you read Romans? I read the it, yesterday.

I guarantee you Christ does not want you to pull a passage and mislead folks in its meaning, either purposely or out of sheer ignorance. Not sure which game you're playing. At first, I thought you were simply cherry-picking and speaking out of ignorance, but you do it so often, I'm leaning towards you twisting scripture deliberately.
STO

Vallejo, CA

#287618 Mar 2, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't anything about STO.
Are you suggesting that Jesus' words were not recorded? Or are you saying he lied?
Looks like I hit a nerve. Gtown can't handle being challenged. He's certainly the poster boy for "phony christian".

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