Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 312702 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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“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#319795 Dec 30, 2013
You're an idiot, but surely someone has explained how medical science works, right?
No Relativism wrote:
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cPeter: "Do you think women should be constrained by the whims of biological happenstance?"
You're gay, but surely somebody has explained to you what causes pregnancy. Right?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#319796 Dec 30, 2013
We weren't created, and no woman has to pout up with a pregnancy she doesn't want.
No Relativism wrote:
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cPeter: "No organism, homo sapien, or future farmer of america has a right to be gestated without her permission."
Pregnancy is exactly how mankind was created to procreate. The new human being does not require permission to be exactly where he was created to be. Stop dehumanizing humans. Again.
grumpy

Stony Point, NY

#319797 Dec 30, 2013
John-K wrote:
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Ugh! This is where I'm forced to accept the double-edged nature of that invaluable tool, the internet. It affords one the practically limitless availability of a treasure trove of encyclopedic knowledge, but has the unfortunate tendency to make users mistake Googling for "researching," or "studying."
I'll make this as brief as I'm able. To determine the age of any given sample of rock, you measure the amount of radioactive material it contains. As a rock ages, the radioactive atoms it contains decay into what are called "daughter atoms." Uranium decays into lead, radioactive potassium decays into argon. The more "daughter atoms" a rock contains, relative to its original radioactive atoms, the older the rock is. Studies thus far have shown that the average age of 3.6 billion years yet, many geologists are of the opinion that the earth is even older because samples taken from other sources if the solar system--the Moon for example--have been aged at approximately 4.5 billion years.
Now, the way scientists have calculated the age of the Universe they've set forth an equation.
The universe's age is represented by "t." Two representative galaxies are then used to measure distance "D," with a velocity "V." To make this easier, it's assumed that "V" is a constant. The equation that follows is D=Vt, or distance equals velocity multiplied by time. To find out how long ago the galaxies began to move away from one another you divide distance by velocity, or t=D/V.
Is it exact? Of course not. But it's a close as one can come to "objectively" measuring the available data and so far, the data presented has held up quite well.
Then you have the whole "Intelligent Design" crowd from the "Discovery Institute" who, would not have engendered the scorn of the majority of the scientific community mainly for being thoroughly dishonest about their aims.
But you're not accounting for Higgs' Bosons.
VoteVets Org

New York, NY

#319798 Dec 30, 2013
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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And the pro-"life" fundies will sigh contently thinking this is such a beautiful story. Mother and baby die together and fly off to rainbow heaven to romp forever on glitter clouds just as their god intended. And they all lived happily ever after...
I'm not a "fundie" as you so ignorantly label all who oppose abortion, but as a non-religious pro-lifer I've got a couple of questions/comments regarding this story.

Three years after it ended, the story of Angela Carder remains heartrending. She was 27 years old, 26 weeks pregnant, a cancer patient at George Washington University Medical Center and close to death. The issue arose, should she undergo a Caesarean procedure? Her doctors doubted the fetus was viable yet; Mrs. Carder was too heavily medicated to make her own wishes clear, and her family believed that she would not want surgery that would probably shorten her life.
But the hospital, saying that it feared potential legal liability if it made no effort to save the fetus, sought a judicial ruling. The judge, saying he was obliged to balance Mrs. Carder's interests against the Government's "important and legitimate interest in protecting the potentiality of human life," ordered the surgery. The baby, a girl, lived for only two hours. Mrs. Carder, who regained consciousness, cried on being told her daughter was dead. Two days later so was she.
In April the District of Columbia's Court of Appeals wisely overturned the lower court's order, saying that the only factor to be considered was what Mrs. Carder wanted, determined from all available evidence. "The right of bodily integrity," Judge John A. Perry said, "is not extinguished simply because someone is ill, or even at death's door." Meanwhile Angela Carder's parents, Nettie and Dan Stoner, sued the Medical Center for malpractice and civil rights violations."

It doesn't add up. First off it says she was "close to death" yet her family believed she would not want a procedure that would "shorten her life". If she was close to death how much would the procedure have shortened her life......2 hours ?
At 26 weeks there was at least a 50/50 chance that her fetus was viable since 50% of all preemies born at 24 weeks survive. That is why RvW initially established 24 weeks as the limit of viability.

So with the procedure being done, one of these two lives could have potentially been saved.
So while you decry pro lifers for supporting a measure that may have saved one life, you support the position that would have sealed the death of BOTH lives.

Makes a lot of sense.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#319799 Dec 30, 2013
VoteVets Org wrote:
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I'm not a "fundie" as you so ignorantly label all who oppose abortion, but as a non-religious pro-lifer I've got a couple of questions/comments regarding this story.

one of these two lives could have potentially been saved.
So while you decry pro lifers for supporting a measure that may have saved one life, you support the position that would have sealed the death of BOTH lives.
Makes a lot of sense.
Welcome to the world of reality. So-called 'pro-life' positions, most often yield this same sort of conundrum, although their position usually discounts the life of the woman, rather than that of the fetus. For just one example, so-called 'pro-life' folks vehemently support restrictions of all kinds on this legal medical procedure, which often obligate women to wait longer and longer to have one, even if her health is threatened by her pregnancy. For another, so-called 'pro-life' folks are in favor of criminalizing abortion altogether, obligating women to seek needed abortions from unqualified, untrained, and unsanitary individuals, rather than physicians, and returning women to the back alleys and kitchen tables of yesteryear. Rather than see one life lost, the SCPL faction would prefer to kill both, in service to their views that abortion is 'wrong'.

How do you explain your own duplicitous thinking, in this regard?
katie

Tacoma, WA

#319800 Dec 30, 2013
VoteVets Org wrote:
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I'm not a "fundie" as you so ignorantly label all who oppose abortion, but as a non-religious pro-lifer I've got a couple of questions/comments regarding this story.
Three years after it ended, the story of Angela Carder remains heartrending. She was 27 years old, 26 weeks pregnant, a cancer patient at George Washington University Medical Center and close to death. The issue arose, should she undergo a Caesarean procedure? Her doctors doubted the fetus was viable yet; Mrs. Carder was too heavily medicated to make her own wishes clear, and her family believed that she would not want surgery that would probably shorten her life.
But the hospital, saying that it feared potential legal liability if it made no effort to save the fetus, sought a judicial ruling. The judge, saying he was obliged to balance Mrs. Carder's interests against the Government's "important and legitimate interest in protecting the potentiality of human life," ordered the surgery. The baby, a girl, lived for only two hours. Mrs. Carder, who regained consciousness, cried on being told her daughter was dead. Two days later so was she.
In April the District of Columbia's Court of Appeals wisely overturned the lower court's order, saying that the only factor to be considered was what Mrs. Carder wanted, determined from all available evidence. "The right of bodily integrity," Judge John A. Perry said, "is not extinguished simply because someone is ill, or even at death's door." Meanwhile Angela Carder's parents, Nettie and Dan Stoner, sued the Medical Center for malpractice and civil rights violations."
It doesn't add up. First off it says she was "close to death" yet her family believed she would not want a procedure that would "shorten her life". If she was close to death how much would the procedure have shortened her life......2 hours ?
At 26 weeks there was at least a 50/50 chance that her fetus was viable since 50% of all preemies born at 24 weeks survive. That is why RvW initially established 24 weeks as the limit of viability.
So with the procedure being done, one of these two lives could have potentially been saved.
So while you decry pro lifers for supporting a measure that may have saved one life, you support the position that would have sealed the death of BOTH lives.
Makes a lot of sense.
You have things backward. The C-Section was forced upon her against her wishes. She chose to treat the cancer, but the hospital wouldn't let her while pregnant. Her wishes were ignored even though, posthumously, the higher court determined her bodily autonomy was paramount over the fetus'.

"At age thirteen, Angela Stoner was diagnosed with a rare and usually fatal form of cancer, Ewing's sarcoma. Despite numerous doctors warning her of imminent death she survived. After years of chemotherapy and radiation therapy she was declared to be in remission. She got married and sought her doctor's advice on whether she could become pregnant with her health history. Since her cancer had been in remission for several years, her obstetrician said to go ahead and get pregnant, which she did.

In 1987, when Carder was twenty-six weeks pregnant, her cancer was discovered to have recurred and metastasized to her lung. Her initial plan was to begin radiation and chemotherapy immediately as she had been through too much already not to at least try to prolong her life, regardless of risks to the fetus. The doctors at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, D.C. immediately gave Carder only days to live and disagreed with her choice to put her own life ahead of that of the fetus. Instead of treating the cancer, they ignored her protests and inserted an oral feeding tube into her and administered sedatives in an effort to delay her death and increase her fetus' chance of continued development."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_re_A.C .
grumpy

Stony Point, NY

#319801 Dec 30, 2013
VoteVets Org wrote:
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I'm not a "fundie" as you so ignorantly label all who oppose abortion, but as a non-religious pro-lifer I've got a couple of questions/comments regarding this story.
Three years after it ended, the story of Angela Carder remains heartrending. She was 27 years old, 26 weeks pregnant, a cancer patient at George Washington University Medical Center and close to death. The issue arose, should she undergo a Caesarean procedure? Her doctors doubted the fetus was viable yet; Mrs. Carder was too heavily medicated to make her own wishes clear, and her family believed that she would not want surgery that would probably shorten her life.
But the hospital, saying that it feared potential legal liability if it made no effort to save the fetus, sought a judicial ruling. The judge, saying he was obliged to balance Mrs. Carder's interests against the Government's "important and legitimate interest in protecting the potentiality of human life," ordered the surgery. The baby, a girl, lived for only two hours. Mrs. Carder, who regained consciousness, cried on being told her daughter was dead. Two days later so was she.
In April the District of Columbia's Court of Appeals wisely overturned the lower court's order, saying that the only factor to be considered was what Mrs. Carder wanted, determined from all available evidence. "The right of bodily integrity," Judge John A. Perry said, "is not extinguished simply because someone is ill, or even at death's door." Meanwhile Angela Carder's parents, Nettie and Dan Stoner, sued the Medical Center for malpractice and civil rights violations."
It doesn't add up. First off it says she was "close to death" yet her family believed she would not want a procedure that would "shorten her life". If she was close to death how much would the procedure have shortened her life......2 hours ?
At 26 weeks there was at least a 50/50 chance that her fetus was viable since 50% of all preemies born at 24 weeks survive. That is why RvW initially established 24 weeks as the limit of viability.
So with the procedure being done, one of these two lives could have potentially been saved.
So while you decry pro lifers for supporting a measure that may have saved one life, you support the position that would have sealed the death of BOTH lives.
Makes a lot of sense.
You miss the whole point of what you posted.
The decision satisfied the anti-abortioners.
The decision supports pro-choicers given that the court case was about whose choice should have been considered.
Gtown71

United States

#319802 Dec 30, 2013
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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So really...what actual purpose does worship serve? Worship can really only feed the ego of a deity who is so far advanced anyway that he really doesn't need an ego-boost.
A truly good person is altruistic and through feelings of compassion (and not faith through grace) does indeed help others when the need arises. Sometimes that help comes from a kind word or a display of understanding. Sometimes it's just keeping quiet and listening. Sometimes it's doing much bigger things...
I don't even understand what "faith through grace" means, to tell you the truth. It sounds like some sort of platitude. I'm not trying to belittle your beliefs, but I just don't get how spending one's time worshiping and singing praises can be better use of that time than just being a good person who does good things for other people...to make our own corner of the world a better place.
Prisons are filled with good folks. They simply made a bad choice and got caught. Our goodness varies. Most of us have hidden agendas. Even when we try not to. As I told John. All i know is most people never have a core chsnge. Mine was overnight. Not by me. No amount of science can explain that. Not to mention how many say the same thing happened to them. I dont make sense. Nothing about the whole God thing, worship, tithing, makes sense. Does a tiny dot the size of a period spinning do fast it explodes into all we see make sense?
Gtown71

United States

#319803 Dec 30, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
We weren't created, and no woman has to pout up with a pregnancy she doesn't want.
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We were either created atleast the first ones or i geuss what they d teach in school is correct. Thats up to you.

Why would God not just appear and tell us all what to do?
One of many questions i once asked.

If you were God what swould you do?
If you won the biggest lottery what would you do?
If you owned wal mart what would you do?

What have humans did in the past?

How many people on their wedding day think "i wonder what my next spouse will look like?"

We have good intentions, but rarely ever get through life the way we hoped for.

Many have abortions, get divorced, etc hoping to make the bad situation go away. Only to find it never really does.
Or find thrmselves in another bad situation later in life.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319804 Dec 30, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
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Prisons are filled with good folks. They simply made a bad choice and got caught. Our goodness varies. Most of us have hidden agendas. Even when we try not to. As I told John. All i know is most people never have a core chsnge. Mine was overnight. Not by me. No amount of science can explain that. Not to mention how many say the same thing happened to them. I dont make sense. Nothing about the whole God thing, worship, tithing, makes sense. Does a tiny dot the size of a period spinning do fast it explodes into all we see make sense?
You cannot logically critic scientific theories (first evolution, and now the big bang) when you don't understand them. Stop trying, your ignorance is not the basis for a debate on the subject.

Your religious conversion is irrelevant to science.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319805 Dec 30, 2013
<Sigh> critique. Sorry.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#319806 Dec 30, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
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Prisons are filled with good folks. They simply made a bad choice and got caught. Our goodness varies. Most of us have hidden agendas. Even when we try not to. As I told John. All i know is most people never have a core chsnge. Mine was overnight. Not by me. No amount of science can explain that. Not to mention how many say the same thing happened to them. I dont make sense. Nothing about the whole God thing, worship, tithing, makes sense. Does a tiny dot the size of a period spinning do fast it explodes into all we see make sense?
You know, just because you have a hidden agenda, doesn't mean everyone, or even 'most people' do .

I will agree with one thing you say here, however - you don't make sense.

Next...
My Monday

Springfield, NJ

#319808 Dec 30, 2013
You named your unborn son Aaron. You're equating him to your dead puppies? OMG! You are completely disconnected from reality. You're a cold mother. My guess would be that your lineage consist of Godless,cold,heartless,disconn ected family. What else could be to blame but that.
katie wrote:
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So? Like I told Ink, I named dead puppies and kittens, too.
What are you going to do about it? Refer to them constantly as well?
One was Jesse. One was Pepper. One was Callie. Shall I go on? And can I look forward to more redundant posts from you regarding their names along with Aaron's? He'd probably be older than you are now, had he survived development. Funny thing when one doesn't grow kidneys. Not able to survive. However, his donated corpse probably allowed science to understand a little more than they had prior to receiving his remains. At least I hope so.
My Monday

Springfield, NJ

#319809 Dec 30, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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You cannot logically critic scientific theories (first evolution, and now the big bang) when you don't understand them. Stop trying, your ignorance is not the basis for a debate on the subject.
Your religious conversion is irrelevant to science.
Another lost soul. Add Not a playa to that as well. You need a life. You both are empty shells.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319810 Dec 30, 2013
My Monday wrote:
<quoted text> Another lost soul. Add Not a playa to that as well. You need a life. You both are empty shells.
Says the troll who can't debate, just attack.

LOL, go crawl back under your bridge, Troll.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#319811 Dec 30, 2013
My Monday wrote:
<quoted text> Another lost soul. Add Not a playa to that as well. You need a life. You both are empty shells.
Your refusal to refute my assertions, and your need to fall back on personal insults toward random folks you've never met, are duly noted.

Got anything to say, or are you just here for the smear?

Next...
katie

Tacoma, WA

#319812 Dec 30, 2013
My Monday wrote:
You named your unborn son Aaron. You're equating him to your dead puppies? OMG! You are completely disconnected from reality. You're a cold mother. My guess would be that your lineage consist of Godless,cold,heartless,disconn ected family. What else could be to blame but that. <quoted text>
Um, I have nfi how you come up with naming dead fetuses, puppies and kittens means the fetuses are equivalent to puppies and kittens. Although there are commonalities between all three, there are also differences. So, imo, since you came up with this crock of sh*t, you're the one who's "cold". Therefore, "my guess would be that your lineage consist of Godless,cold,heartless,disconn ected family. What else could be to blame but that?"

Do you even know what the spacer bar is for on your keypad? My guess is No.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319813 Dec 30, 2013

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319814 Dec 30, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>Your refusal to refute my assertions, and your need to fall back on personal insults toward random folks you've never met, are duly noted.
Got anything to say, or are you just here for the smear?
Next...
The latter, obviously :)
Statler

Chicago, IL

#319815 Dec 30, 2013
katie wrote:
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What a twister you are. I do not agree "referring to a preborn baby as a "useless wad of cells" is just fine..." I said I don't control how others choose to express themselves. You want to choose to be a hypocrite and use ad hominem attacks instead of actually debating, go ahead. You just have nothing worthwhile to contribute to the conversation while you do so.
See how that works, oh disrespectful one?
Katie VdS: "What a twister you are. I do not agree "referring to a preborn baby as a "useless wad of cells" is just fine..." I said I don't control how others choose to express themselves. You're a hypocrite and use ad hominem attacks instead of actually debating."
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"No, I don't think calling fetuses in general "a useless wad of cells" is belittling to anyone." . http://www.topix.com/forum/news/abortion/T833...
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