Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 20 comments on the Jan 22, 2008, Newsday story 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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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#305870 Jul 26, 2013
I wonder why you even bother living a life where these puerile word games are all you have?
Susanm wrote:
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I wonder why pro"choicers" aren't up in arms about it being referred to as a child?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#305871 Jul 26, 2013
Since it was a stillborn, the ME will refer to it as whatever their legal term for a neonate is. If the statute says "child", it will be regarded as such, regardless.
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>The medical examiner is a physician...My money's on 'fetus'.
You can call it whatever you want, and so can the press. But if the medical examiner's report is published,'fetus' will be used rather than 'child', and it definitely won't say 'baby'.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#305872 Jul 26, 2013
My mother considered her two miscarriages as disappointments, and the born child who died as a tragedy. She gave birth 8 times and considered herself the mother of seven, as the one who died did so a month after birth.
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>It's odd, but at this point, I've lost seven, and I STILL consider myself a mother of two.
Go figure.
And thanks.

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#305873 Jul 26, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
If I was damaged by exposure to religion, would I be wrong to fight for laws that prevent exposure to religion?
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IMO

Religion is a whole different thing than belief in God ..

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#305875 Jul 26, 2013
Fine. Prove your god exists.
Lets choose life wrote:
<quoted text>God calls that child a child at the moment of conception, you are saying that the law says differently, then we have to follow the law. YOUR words.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#305877 Jul 26, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
My mother considered her two miscarriages as disappointments, and the born child who died as a tragedy. She gave birth 8 times and considered herself the mother of seven, as the one who died did so a month after birth.
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Your mother and I have a similar outlook. I considered 6 of my pregnancies 'disappointments', since they did not come to term, and the one who died at 23 a tragedy. Still do.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#305878 Jul 26, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Since it was a stillborn, the ME will refer to it as whatever their legal term for a neonate is. If the statute says "child", it will be regarded as such, regardless.
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True enough. But still, it definitely won't say 'baby'.
Ink

Warminster, PA

#305879 Jul 26, 2013
feces for jesus wrote:
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Susan, how you choose to deal with your pregnancy is up to you. If you choose to say it was your child, I think most people would respect and honor your decision.
Most people would agree that it was her child, Just like my grandchild that was born at 20 weeks and didn't survive.
feces for jesus

Westbury, NY

#305880 Jul 26, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Most people would agree that it was her child, Just like my grandchild that was born at 20 weeks and didn't survive.
Most people would? I guess you are in touch with everyones thoughts, huh stInky?

The point was that most people would respect and honor the individuals decision. Let us know when you and your kind are able to do so, specifically when it's a decision you might not agree with.
Ink

Warminster, PA

#305881 Jul 26, 2013
feces for jesus wrote:
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Most people would? I guess you are in touch with everyones thoughts, huh stInky?
The point was that most people would respect and honor the individuals decision. Let us know when you and your kind are able to do so, specifically when it's a decision you might not agree with.
You also said "most people" so I guess you are in touch with everyone's thoughts too.
Katie

Federal Way, WA

#305882 Jul 26, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>Your mother and I have a similar outlook. I considered 6 of my pregnancies 'disappointments', since they did not come to term, and the one who died at 23 a tragedy. Still do.
Yes, it is a tragedy. Unexpected death, especially of young ones, is especially difficult, imo.

<3
Gtown71

United States

#305884 Jul 26, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
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And there are also girls/women who neglected, abused, and even killed their born children, chiefly because they never WANTED a child in the first place.
You're never going to convince me that teen pregnancy/teen motherhood is a good thing for girls, G. It has far too many negative impacts on a girl's life for me to ever say it's a positive thing, so I won't. And I make no apologies for not doing so.
I don't. Believe teen moms are are great thing either moon. In a perfect world all girls would finish school, and either go to college or find a stable job, BUT as you know we don't live in a perfect world. One girl named Stephanie, had been in jail three times, just at 18 yo. Her life was spinning out of control with drugs, sex, etc. She's. Now a proud "tired " mom of a six month old child. Two others -one pregnant at age 15, the other 16, one was out of control, the other was not, but got pregnant by boyfriend. Both are now moms, and know what responsibility is.

We allow our kids to date at young ages today, yet what is the main reasons. For dating?

Anyone who dates very long, will become sexually. Active.
even if a guy or girl holds off an entire year "which most don't. ", that still puts them having sex at a young. Age if they start dating at 14-15.

So no, a 16 yo with a baby isn't. Ideal ocean, but it is better than a 16 yo drug addict, who's. Making horrible choices, becouse they are under the influence of drugs /booze, or whatever.

I also realize women kill their children, and they can if they wish, but I won't. Vote to make that legal either.

I truly believe people can do whatever they want to do, but also believe we must pay for the bad things we do, either here or the ever after.

According to you and others, the newtown shooter inflicted much pain on many others, then simply checked out, and has nothing to pay for, and isn't. In any pain.

From all I've. Read about thing guy, I truly feel more sorrow for him, then those young children he killed, since I. Truly believe they are in Heaven, and he will hear their screams forevermore. He only thought he was checking out, but he was checking into his new life, where he will remain forever.

Abortion doesn't. Fix the problem with these women, but it does add to their problems.
Gtown71

United States

#305885 Jul 26, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
Teen Motherhood Negatives:
1. Missing school days
2. Falling behind in school work
3. Losing sleep at night, for MANY nights
4. Worrying about how to pay for diapers and formula
5. Staying home with a crying or screaming baby instead of going out and having fun
6. Constantly changing wet and stinky diapers
7. Giving up favorite activities and future dreams
8. Missing out on prom
9. Losing friends who don’t want to be around babies
10. Losing out on the college or vocational school of choice
11. Dropping out of high school
12. Having to settle for low-wage or minimum-wage jobs
13. Being trapped in the dead-end, unpaid job known as “Occupation: Housewife”
14. Losing all freedom and financial independence
15. Coping with increased stress and worry
Teen Motherhood Positives: NONE
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The way I see it, there are NO positives of teen motherhood at all. The only people who insist it’s a good thing fall into one of two categories; 1. regressive adults who never wanted girls to have higher education and career in the first place, and 2. girls who are already teen mothers and are forced by circumstances to make the best of it, no matter how unhappy or even miserable they really are. Girls cannot afford to let themselves believe that teen motherhood is better than higher education and career. The best key a girl has for escaping the trap of poverty, or to avoid falling into it, is education. It is education that leads to the good-paying jobs, and it is the jobs that lead to having a steady income. Without that education to build on, girls risk being trapped in the cycle of poverty for many years to come. By the way, there’s nothing good about poverty either.
So, girls, the next time a boyfriend pressures you for sex, ask yourself if that 20 or 30 minutes of sex fun is worth giving up ALL your freedom to be a normal, carefree teenager and your freedom to pursue the education that will lead to much better jobs in the future. Hint: the only sensible answer is NO.
Sorry ocean, but you're. The one stuck in the past.
This isn't. The 50's, and many young girls are not pressured into having sex, but many girls are pressuring. Young guys into having sex. Plus all the nsgatives you wrote can apply to young girls who party all night long as well, minus the diapers.
When I. Was over the high school class for two years "in a christian " school - I was shocked at how some of these young girls carried themselves. I even had a few flirting with me, one was very blunt toward me about her intent.

Most of these girls had no loving father fiquer at home. I felt sorry for them, but I would love them enough to let them know the type of "love " they sought, would only leave them empty.

The girl that was so blunt with me, is now 18 yo, and just had her third child. Again teen pregnancy. Isn't. A good thing, but for her, it's. Been a lifesaver.
Gtown71

United States

#305886 Jul 26, 2013
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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"Young girls who are afraid are the one's. That find themselves at pp, and more then none they are "guided " into an abortion."
G, if these same girls went into a religious place for counseling (Catholic Family Services comes to mind) they would be persuaded ("guided") to remain pregnant based on religious dogma. It's no different except that one suits the fundies here and one doesn't.
No doubt they would, but why are they even given a choice?
Don't. You think, if abortion was not legal, that most young girls and guys would think twice before having sex?
In this day and age, even if abortion was outlawed, teens would still be able to find a person to help them have an abortion, just like pot is illegal in most places, no one I. Know that smokes it has any problems getting it. After all these years of it being legal, then it wouldn't. Go back to clothes hangers.
J say since so many pregnancies don't. Make it all the way, why not either leave it in Gods hands, or the hands of natural selection?
I don't. Think 15-16 yo girls should be having babies, but I. Also don't. Think they should be living a lifestyle that lead to them becomming pregnant.
Gtown71

United States

#305887 Jul 26, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
If I was damaged by exposure to religion, would I be wrong to fight for laws that prevent exposure to religion?
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How were you damaged? You were one of the smart ones, and didn't. Become a religious person. Religion is one of the greatest tools of satan.
Being religious and knowing God are the same as light and darkness.

I would invite you to goggle the 5 types of fools though.
I have been most of them at one point or another.:)

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#305888 Jul 26, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
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No doubt they would, but why are they even given a choice?
Don't. You think, if abortion was not legal, that most young girls and guys would think twice before having sex?
In this day and age, even if abortion was outlawed, teens would still be able to find a person to help them have an abortion, just like pot is illegal in most places, no one I. Know that smokes it has any problems getting it. After all these years of it being legal, then it wouldn't. Go back to clothes hangers.
J say since so many pregnancies don't. Make it all the way, why not either leave it in Gods hands, or the hands of natural selection?
I don't. Think 15-16 yo girls should be having babies, but I. Also don't. Think they should be living a lifestyle that lead to them becomming pregnant.
IMO

Had abortion never become legal ..more men and definitely more women would use birth control.

It's not as sure as abstinence..But it sure does,stop pregnancies if properly used
Gtown71

United States

#305889 Jul 26, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Since it was a stillborn, the ME will refer to it as whatever their legal term for a neonate is. If the statute says "child", it will be regarded as such, regardless.
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Legal terms and life terms are different.
I knew a lady who was full term, and even alittle overdue, who's. Baby died 30 mins. Before birth. She had a funeral and named the child. The baby looked like a little perfect doll. There is a difference in what happened here, and a lady having a miscarry,, at 5 weeks along. By law it is called a child if it takes one breath after birth, then dies. The child can be given a ss number, and used on taxes for the entire year if it takes one breath, but if not they can label whatever they wish, but anyone who seen the pics of the baby would only say one thing, and that's. "What a beautiful baby " -not stillborn, fetus, or neonatal.
Gtown71

United States

#305890 Jul 26, 2013
RoSesz wrote:
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IMO
Had abortion never become legal ..more men and definitely more women would use birth control.
It's not as sure as abstinence..But it sure does,stop pregnancies if properly used
Yes, no doubt.
Just like if it was legal to drink and drive, do you feel the number of drinking and driving would go up?
when people are not held to be accountable, they will continue the behaivor.

“GOD SO LOVED US”

Since: Aug 08

He Gave His SON to Save us

#305891 Jul 26, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
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Yes, no doubt.
Just like if it was legal to drink and drive, do you feel the number of drinking and driving would go up?
when people are not held to be accountable, they will continue the behaivor.
Probably would till they died from it.

At the time Roe was decided we had just gotten the pill ..And mire awareness on preventing pregnancy

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#305892 Jul 26, 2013
I was countering another poster's argument.

Religion, or faith, never got its claws into me, fortunately. But many young gays are damaged by hostile faiths and their adherents--some to the point of suicide.
Gtown71 wrote:
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How were you damaged? You were one of the smart ones, and didn't. Become a religious person. Religion is one of the greatest tools of satan.
Being religious and knowing God are the same as light and darkness.
I would invite you to goggle the 5 types of fools though.
I have been most of them at one point or another.:)

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