Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 310174 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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The Prince

Phillipsburg, NJ

#294078 Apr 28, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>I have a hard time 'agreeing' that my 23 year old son's death 2 years ago was a 'good' thing, or that he's in a 'better' place than HERE.
With US.
I miss him so much, and don't 'know' that I'll ever see him again - all I know, is that he's not here.
I feel like a withered husk without him.
If I really thought there was a heaven, and that he was in it, I'd have killed myself two years ago to get there. I think about doing that every day - but I don't want my husband or my living son to miss me like they miss their Alex. It would hurt them.
So I stay.
I am sorry for your loss and will pray for your son and your family.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#294079 Apr 28, 2013
IRYW wrote:
<quoted text>
According to Gummacher, 89% of women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy currently use contraception. What is 'sky high' to you?
Your number is a bit misleading:

CONTRACEPTIVE USE

Fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users report having used their method inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users report correct use.[8]

Forty-six percent of women who have abortions had not used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. Of these women, 33% had perceived themselves to be at low risk for pregnancy, 32% had had concerns about contraceptive methods, 26% had had unexpected sex and 1% had been forced to have sex.[8]

Eight percent of women who have abortions have never used a method of birth control; nonuse is greatest among those who are young, poor, black, Hispanic or less educated.[8]

About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using contraceptives. Most of these women have practiced contraception in the past.[9,10]

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abo...
Katie

Seattle, WA

#294080 Apr 28, 2013
rosesz wrote:
<quoted text>
To be clear ..you are not saying abortion is natural but the sex act that makes a woman pregnant?
I am glad thdy provide services..but they have such a large base for doing good. I guess I think they could do more. My post to the other poster were becsuse I do not believe what he said that
Pp would be glad if there were no more abortions.
It is a business. If it was rewuired that they be free..the clinics would stop.. i am not saying this will happen..I am saying a lot of money is made in the ending of human life.
If they stopped tomorrow....or a mandate when out that they would end in 6 months!!!
.Which I know they wont..I think the BC rate would go sky high within a year. IT would have to..
I know you think illegal abortion rate would go sky high ..and I know there eould be a lot of docs who may have to go back to regular practice. I think if abortion was not so readily avsiable Women would use the methods available ti prevent pregnancy..and maybe kids would move away from thinking multiple hookups with no condoms were such a great idea..
AND AGAIN I KNOW THIS WONT HAPPEN..But I think women are smarter than this culture gives them credit for..Given NO choice to abort they would adapt and the rate of unplanned pregnancy would go way down. PP would indeed become a place for giving sex ed and family planning as it started out to be when I was a young woman and admired it so. And yes there msy be some unplanned pregnancys we would cope
Have the babies or sadly give them for adoption as we did before Roe..and before the pill..the IUD the MAP..the shots..and the knoeledge that WE ladies and gifls in the sixties and 50s DidNot have
Obviously this is an opinion based on a fictional situation..but I think women are a lot stronged and more adaptive than we are given credit for..AND one mors thing we did not have in the sixties..were ways to make a man pay child support..i think men might get smarter too if they knew that they could not just tell the girl to get rid of it!!!
Point is we had no tools to help us. We managed. There were not these huge numbers of illegal abortions. The advent of the pill was supposed to be the equalizer..NOT this terminating our offspring ny the thousands.
"Given NO choice to abort they would adapt and the rate of unplanned pregnancy would go way down."

Yet we can see in real time that the South American countries who've recently criminalized abortions have seen the abortion rates go up as well as deaths of women needing abortion for harmful pregnancies.

We can also see in real time those European countries where abortion is not restricted at all, but the abortion rate is far below that of the United States.

This is reality. This is what's going on right now in the world.

YOU are wanting the USA to be like the Catholic countries where abortion is illegal. Where women die.

I want the USA to respect women by letting them make their own decisions. Combining inexpensive birth control and comprehensive sex education will bring down the numbers of annual abortions. Not restricting them into unsafe clinics like Gosnell ran.

It's as if the PL/AC group in its entirety *wants* clinics like Gosnell. So they can be like Ink and Sue. Who feel no qualms blaming the women themselves for going in there.

It's disgustingly disrespectful of all American women.
Katie

Seattle, WA

#294081 Apr 28, 2013
IRYW wrote:
<quoted text>
You may as well say you believe aardvarks fly out of your butt. What are your REASONS for claiming this?You seem to think that pro-choice people are monsters who like to kill babies and make millions doing it.
PP is non-profit. Where do you think the money goes?
<quoted text>
Wrong. Someone needs to administer the free distribution and everything associated with it.
<quoted text>
Made by whom? PP is non-profit. And your argument is like saying that oncologists are desperately against a cure for cancer because they make a lot of money treating cancer. Would you say that to an oncologist? Why not?
<quoted text>
You live in la-la land.
"You may as well say you believe aardvarks fly out of your butt."

Only the moms and babies... such as on fl...
<snicker>

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#294082 Apr 28, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's horrendous to lose a loved one, but time really does dull the pain. You have a family who loves you and needs you. There is comfort in that.

When my mother passedon in november, there were few tears--not because we didn't care, far from it. It's because we knew that's not what she wanted for us. We were to celebrate her life, not mourn her passing. She lives within us as long as we remember her. I'm sure your son would want you to be happy; it's possibly the hardest thing you can do for him.
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>I have a hard time 'agreeing' that my 23 year old son's death 2 years ago was a 'good' thing, or that he's in a 'better' place than HERE.
With US.
I miss him so much, and don't 'know' that I'll ever see him again - all I know, is that he's not here.
I feel like a withered husk without him.
If I really thought there was a heaven, and that he was in it, I'd have killed myself two years ago to get there. I think about doing that every day - but I don't want my husband or my living son to miss me like they miss their Alex. It would hurt them.
So I stay.
Gtown71

United States

#294083 Apr 28, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
<quoted text>
You dont know shit Gtown. You're a sanctimonious blowhard who ignores everything you dont like to hear.
Here's the FACTS - you dont know SHIT about where you stand with your g-d. You BELIEVE, but you have not one iota of proof. That's why they call it FAITH. ANd that's okay for you, but dont expect others to buy into your bullshit, PARTICULARLY when your jesus means less than nothing to them.
Your continual harassing and phony preaching here is a joke, nothing more, nothing less - and serves NO purpose but to turn people AWAY from you and your message.
Those are FACTS.
How do you spell irony?
Since I could've wrote this about you, but for sure your last statement.
it is not a fact, it is what YOU believe.

Not harrasing anyone, they and YOU may skip right over anything I post.
Take care :)
Katie

Seattle, WA

#294084 Apr 28, 2013
IRYW wrote:
<quoted text>
I think that is my biggest frustration. I'm happy to hear someone else's viewpoint but to refuse to engage in a reasonable give and take is just proselytizing. And it is especially annoying when you refute a claim with data or logic and the denial continues as if nothing was said.
This was my frustration yesterday with Rosesz. I kept telling her what I'd said and meant. She kept saying, IF I'd meant that... as if I hadn't. As if her misinterpretation was correct.

<major eye roll>
rosesz

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#294085 Apr 28, 2013
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
"Given NO choice to abort they would adapt and the rate of unplanned pregnancy would go way down."
Yet we can see in real time that the South American countries who've recently criminalized abortions have seen the abortion rates go up as well as deaths of women needing abortion for harmful pregnancies.
We can also see in real time those European countries where abortion is not restricted at all, but the abortion rate is far below that of the United States.
This is reality. This is what's going on right now in the world.
YOU are wanting the USA to be like the Catholic countries where abortion is illegal. Where women die.
I want the USA to respect women by letting them make their own decisions. Combining inexpensive birth control and comprehensive sex education will bring down the numbers of annual abortions. Not restricting them into unsafe clinics like Gosnell ran.
It's as if the PL/AC group in its entirety *wants* clinics like Gosnell. So they can be like Ink and Sue. Who feel no qualms blaming the women themselves for going i

there.
It's disgustingly disrespectful of all American women.
I do not want clinics like Gosnell to exist at all..he existed for decades in the society we are in now.

Iam giving women a lot more credit for brains and strength..that is not disrespectful..and you saying that does not make it so..i have great respect for women. I just hate the bill of goods that passes as compassion. Once we have conceived..we either terminate our offspring or give birth..BUT it is a human life we end if we terminate. And women have not been taught this because it is inconvenient..The thing is..a lot of them look at ultrasounds later on of babies they want..and see the lie..to me this makes them victims too.

HOWEVER..we live in the free world ..Roe is law....and I agree with your statement that low cost BC and sexed SHOULD help bring rates down.
Gtown71

United States

#294086 Apr 28, 2013
IRYW wrote:
<quoted text>
They also like to include abiogenesis; "If you can't show me exactly where and how the first life formed then evolution is a lie". LOL
<quoted text>
If they keep it up, SCOTUS may decide Christianus Americanus Whackjobus is not fully homo-sapiens either.
You mean like, if you can't show me proof of God, then He's not real.
Science makes educated geusses after looking at all the facts and data they have.
I do the same thing...after seeing e
What I was before the night I.met God, and after -I truly believe there is a God :)
Chick Brilliance Returns

New Fairfield, CT

#294087 Apr 28, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
You're speculating without basis. In fact, the situations in developed countries where abortion is absolutely illegal prove you wrong. They have just as many abortions in those countries as we do, they're just illegal and not as safe. And in those countries with fewer laws than ours, there tend to be fewer abortions as well.
Did you know that in Canada, which has no restrictions on abortion, only slightly over 64,000 were performed during the latest recorded year? In fact, since 1969, there have been less than 4 million abortions performed in the entire country.
Whats worse is that she said ending abortion would lower UNPLANNED PREGNANCY, not just abortion. Simply stupid claim. High numbers of unplanned pregnancies BEFORE ROE were the reason PP was founded in the first place. Same with fighting to make abortion legal. Women were abortion those pregnancies in unsafe conditions after it was made totally illegal in the US. Women did not demand these things because every freaking pregnancy was planned and wanted BEFORE Roe. smh. Rose does not think. She just regurgitates nonsense.
rosesz

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#294088 Apr 28, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
I'm so sorry for your loss. It's horrendous to lose a loved one, but time really does dull the pain. You have a family who loves you and needs you. There is comfort in that.
When my mother passedon in november, there were few tears--not because we didn't care, far from it. It's because we knew that's not what she wanted for us. We were to celebrate her life, not mourn her passing. She lives within us as long as we remember her. I'm sure your son would want you to be happy; it's possibly the hardest thing you can do for him.
<quoted text>
Terrific post and I am sure you are right about what wouls make her son happy. I dont think any loved one wants to see us unhappy after they pass. Losing my dad at 9 and my mom 30 years ago still makes me cry..but I am sure tgey would hate seeing me sad.
Chick Brilliance Returns

New Fairfield, CT

#294089 Apr 28, 2013
Demonstrate ignoramce wrote:
<quoted text>Your child was precious and worthy but others aren't be wise their mom might not want them? What a hypocrite you are to advocate killing.
F*ck you, scum. There is no killing in abortion.
Katie

Seattle, WA

#294090 Apr 28, 2013
Susanm wrote:
<quoted text>
Your number is a bit misleading:
CONTRACEPTIVE USE
Fifty-four percent of women who have abortions had used a contraceptive method (usually the condom or the pill) during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users report having used their method inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users report correct use.[8]
Forty-six percent of women who have abortions had not used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. Of these women, 33% had perceived themselves to be at low risk for pregnancy, 32% had had concerns about contraceptive methods, 26% had had unexpected sex and 1% had been forced to have sex.[8]
Eight percent of women who have abortions have never used a method of birth control; nonuse is greatest among those who are young, poor, black, Hispanic or less educated.[8]
About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using contraceptives. Most of these women have practiced contraception in the past.[9,10]
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/fb_induced_abo...
IRYW wrote:
<quoted text>
According to Gummacher, 89% of women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy currently use contraception. What is 'sky high' to you?

Sue wrote:
" About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using contraceptives. Most of these women have practiced contraception in the past.[9,10]"

====

Sue? What does 100-11=? You see this last paragraph where it states, "About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using contraceptives."??

Do you see where the op wrote, "According to Gummacher, 89% of women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy currently use contraception."

What, exactly, was misleading about the number. Please, be very specific.
Katie

Seattle, WA

#294091 Apr 28, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>I have a hard time 'agreeing' that my 23 year old son's death 2 years ago was a 'good' thing, or that he's in a 'better' place than HERE.
With US.
I miss him so much, and don't 'know' that I'll ever see him again - all I know, is that he's not here.
I feel like a withered husk without him.
If I really thought there was a heaven, and that he was in it, I'd have killed myself two years ago to get there. I think about doing that every day - but I don't want my husband or my living son to miss me like they miss their Alex. It would hurt them.
So I stay.
You and yours are in my thoughts ... for as long as the unmatched pain is ... which is the rest of your life. He is alive in your memories, in your pictures of him, and in all the discussions where he is included. He will not be forgotten.
IRYW

Malvern, PA

#294092 Apr 28, 2013
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
This was my frustration yesterday with Rosesz. I kept telling her what I'd said and meant. She kept saying, IF I'd meant that... as if I hadn't. As if her misinterpretation was correct.
<major eye roll>
I had to stop in for one last peek before I take a long break from topix. Rosesz is a strange one. She appears to want to be reasonable but can't let go of certain intrenched positions. Have fun.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#294094 Apr 28, 2013
I'd like to offer a general thank-you to all those who posted to me about the loss of my son. You folks are very kind, and I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness. CPeter, you are correct in that he wouldn't want me to be sad...but when it comes on, I have to feel it fully, or it would fester inside me and he wouldn't want that either.

And thanks also, for listening - I don't talk about it here very often, because I don't really like sharing my pain with people who didn't know him - but he was a large part of my world, and the hole he left behind is vast and often terrible. Sometimes talking about it helps, if only a little.
I hope everyone has a lovely day!
Chick Brilliance Returns

New Fairfield, CT

#294095 Apr 28, 2013
Katie wrote:
<quoted text>
IRYW wrote:
<quoted text>
According to Gummacher, 89% of women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy currently use contraception. What is 'sky high' to you?
Sue wrote:
" About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using contraceptives. Most of these women have practiced contraception in the past.[9,10]"
====
Sue? What does 100-11=? You see this last paragraph where it states, "About half of unintended pregnancies occur among the 11% of women who are at risk for unintended pregnancy but are not using contraceptives."??
Do you see where the op wrote, "According to Gummacher, 89% of women who are at risk of unintended pregnancy currently use contraception."
What, exactly, was misleading about the number. Please, be very specific.
Good luck with that. Don't be distracted by whatever red herring or straw man she issues instead of answering your question. ;)
IRYW

Malvern, PA

#294096 Apr 28, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean like, if you can't show me proof of God, then He's not real.
Something like that. The claim isn't that no gods exist or could exist. It is that despite your claims, no evidence has ever been provided for any of the thousands of gods imagined by man. Evidence means empirical, testable evidence, not your anecdotal stories.
Gtown71 wrote:
<
Science makes educated geusses after looking at all the facts and data they have.
That is barely the beginning of science. Observations lead to hypotheses (educated guesses). Predictions are made and tested. If the results support the hypothesis, the data is published in peer reviewed journals where other scientists try as hard as possible to falsify your data. Only after rigorous and repeated testing is a hypothesis accepted as valid; with enough data and tests over time a theory is formed.
Gtown71 wrote:
<.
I do the same thing...
No, you stop at the guess or belief. There is no empirical evidence to share with others, there are no controlled tests in the lab, there is no data to support your claim.
Gtown71 wrote:
<.after seeing e
What I was before the night I.met God, and after -I truly believe there is a God :)
I know you believe that. And I cannot disprove there isn't one. I can't prove leprechauns don't exist. I can't prove the universe wasn't created last Thursday by the FSM who implanted false memories in all our brains to make it seem older. Nor do I question whether you had a transformative experience. I've had them. Billions of others have. Only some attribute them to your god. Many others have other gods they attribute them to. I attribute those experiences to the normal workings of the human brain, which, by the way, is the only conclusion that can be tested in the lab. And it has been tested in the lab. We know the brain is capable of deluding itself; so I don't doubt you are serious, I just know you cannot possibly KNOW there is a god in any sense of the work 'know' having value.
Katie

Seattle, WA

#294097 Apr 28, 2013
IRYW wrote:
<quoted text>
I had to stop in for one last peek before I take a long break from topix. Rosesz is a strange one. She appears to want to be reasonable but can't let go of certain intrenched positions. Have fun.
You have fun, too!!
Katie

Seattle, WA

#294098 Apr 28, 2013
Chick Brilliance Returns wrote:
<quoted text>
Good luck with that. Don't be distracted by whatever red herring or straw man she issues instead of answering your question. ;)
LOL She'll just criticize in her usual way.
Or ignore it altogether. 4215

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