Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 310368 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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Ink

Philadelphia, PA

#291434 Apr 1, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Thousands of theologians and people that discuss religious views daily say you're wrong.
Why are you afraid to simply admit you dont know shit about your own faith, so that you can't discuss the topic?
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Those that want to witness certainly do.
I disagree with you completely. I have no interest in trying to convince you of anything. Even Jesus couldn't. I have heard your arguments a million times. You consider everything in the NT a lie so where can we go? Here's an example of how the discussion with you would go.

I says Jesus did this You say no he didn't
I say Jesus was this You says no he wasn't
I say Jesus said this You say no he didn't and so on and so on.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#291435 Apr 1, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Because pro-life groups couldn't be bothered with him either? No, I doubt it.
You're very determined to place blame on ONE group, when the FACT is there's more than enough blame to go around Sue.
I have never said that there wasn't plenty of blame to go around, there absolutely is. But tell me something, why don't you read anything about this from the NAF? The NAF has plenty to say about abortion protets. Why aren't they speaking out against Gosnell? Why aren't the liberal news stations covering it? There is plenty of news coverage about protest outside of abortion "clinics". It appears that anything negative about abortion is just swept under the rug.

Since: Dec 09

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#291436 Apr 1, 2013
Susanm wrote:
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Let's not forget The National Abortion Federation.
Gosnells clinic in Philadelphia was not a member of the NAF.
Ink

Philadelphia, PA

#291437 Apr 1, 2013
AyakaNeo wrote:
<quoted text>Gosnells clinic in Philadelphia was not a member of the NAF.
And your point is? It seems they [NAF] is even more culpable.

From the grand jury.

“Based on her observations, the evaluator [from NAF] determined that there were far too many deficiencies at the clinic and in how it operated to even consider admitting Gosnell to NAF membership. On January, 2010, she wrote to Gosnell informing him of NAF’s decision and outlining the areas in which his clinic was not in compliance. The evaluator told the Grand Jury that this was the first time in her experience that NAF had outright rejected a provider for membership. Usually, if a clinic is able to fix deficiencies and come into compliance with the standards, NAF will admit them. Gosnell’s clinic, however, was deemed beyond redemption.”

Check out the very next paragraph from the Grand Jury report:

“We understand that NAF’s goal is to assist clinics to comply with its standards, not to sanction them for deficiencies. Nevertheless, we have to question why an evaluator from NAF, whose stated mission is to ensure safe, legal, and acceptable abortion care, and to promote health and justice for women, did not report Gosnell to authorities.…”

Since: Sep 08

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#291439 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I didn't leave it out I posted the link to the whole site.
Here's another which said some souls stay in "hell" [my word]

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Judaism’s view of hell more closely resembles purgatory.****
Nice of you to admit its YOUR word.

Its funny as hell that you're trying to attribute "YOUR WORD" to the Jewish view and act as if your claims have any validity.

ESPECIALLY when the first sentence of your link refutes your own claims.
It doesn't matter if you abide by it or not but the concept for Jews is out there.
No Inkstain, YOUR concept of hell is NOT "out there" for those of the Jewish faith. YOUR concept of hell is a christian creation, and one we dont believe in.

Since: Sep 08

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#291440 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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And your point is? It seems they [NAF] is even more culpable.
From the grand jury.
“Based on her observations, the evaluator [from NAF] determined that there were far too many deficiencies at the clinic and in how it operated to even consider admitting Gosnell to NAF membership. On January, 2010, she wrote to Gosnell informing him of NAF’s decision and outlining the areas in which his clinic was not in compliance. The evaluator told the Grand Jury that this was the first time in her experience that NAF had outright rejected a provider for membership. Usually, if a clinic is able to fix deficiencies and come into compliance with the standards, NAF will admit them. Gosnell’s clinic, however, was deemed beyond redemption.”
Check out the very next paragraph from the Grand Jury report:
“We understand that NAF’s goal is to assist clinics to comply with its standards, not to sanction them for deficiencies. Nevertheless, we have to question why an evaluator from NAF, whose stated mission is to ensure safe, legal, and acceptable abortion care, and to promote health and justice for women, did not report Gosnell to authorities.…”
Yes Inkstain, we get all this. NOBODY has said the NAF isn't culpable.

However, NAF isn't a government agency. Why didnt PA's OWN HEALTH DEPARTMENT report them and shut them down in 17 years?

Where were the PL protesting groups who could have been seeing the terrible conditions and harrassing ... oh of course I meant speaking to the women and realising how bad the conditions were and reporting them?

Seems your PL groups are only good at lying when "investgating" clinics huh?

Since: Sep 08

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#291441 Apr 1, 2013
Susanm wrote:
"RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)-
For the first time ever the state is involved in inspecting abortion clinics before issuing a license for them to operate."
Posted: Sep 12, 2012 10:27 PM EDT Updated: Sep 17, 2012 11:18 PM EDT
For the first time ever??????
http://www.nbc12.com/story/19530189/virginia-...
"An increased scrutiny of Illinois abortion clinics in the wake of revelations about a "house of horrors" in Philadelphia revealed that some facilities had gone up to 15 years without inspections, and two now have closed after regulators found health and safety violations."
"While Illinois is working on the backlog of neglected inspections, the documents reviewed by the AP show that a few abortion clinics in the state still haven't been checked in more than a decade. One in Chicago hasn't been inspected in 16 years. Another in the suburb of Wood Dale was last inspected nearly 15 years ago."
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120121/n...
It looks like PA wasn't the only state that allowed abortion "clinics" to operate unchecked.
Seems that the health departments in a few states need to step up to the plate.
Ink

Philadelphia, PA

#291442 Apr 1, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Nice of you to admit its YOUR word.
Its funny as hell that you're trying to attribute "YOUR WORD" to the Jewish view and act as if your claims have any validity.
ESPECIALLY when the first sentence of your link refutes your own claims.
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No Inkstain, YOUR concept of hell is NOT "out there" for those of the Jewish faith. YOUR concept of hell is a christian creation, and one we dont believe in.
That's fine time to move on.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#291443 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I disagree with you completely. I have no interest in trying to convince you of anything. Even Jesus couldn't. I have heard your arguments a million times. You consider everything in the NT a lie so where can we go? Here's an example of how the discussion with you would go.
I says Jesus did this You say no he didn't
I say Jesus was this You says no he wasn't
I say Jesus said this You say no he didn't and so on and so on.
The difference is I can back up my views scripturally. You dont know enough about your own faith to do the same.

YOU began this by asking for proof. I provided that proof.

You seem incapable of anything resembling actual debate.
Ink

Philadelphia, PA

#291444 Apr 1, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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Yes Inkstain, we get all this. NOBODY has said the NAF isn't culpable.
However, NAF isn't a government agency. Why didnt PA's OWN HEALTH DEPARTMENT report them and shut them down in 17 years?
Where were the PL protesting groups who could have been seeing the terrible conditions and harrassing ... oh of course I meant speaking to the women and realising how bad the conditions were and reporting them?
Seems your PL groups are only good at lying when "investgating" clinics huh?
I was responding to the poster's point that Gosnell wasn't a member of NAF. It seems they were on the forefront of being aware of Gosnell's deficiencies and could have easily reported him if they were so inclined.
Ink

Philadelphia, PA

#291445 Apr 1, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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The difference is I can back up my views scripturally. You dont know enough about your own faith to do the same.
YOU began this by asking for proof. I provided that proof.
You seem incapable of anything resembling actual debate.
Do you consider anything in the New Testament as true?
feces for jesus

Westbury, NY

#291446 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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So you can say whatever you want and not have to back it up, okay.
That's pretty much what you do anyway.
Happy Easter, Jesus' resurrection day.
When you use the word Easter, you Acknowledge the goddess Ostara. I didn't know you honor the "pagan" Gods.
Katie

Spanaway, WA

#291447 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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You are right, it is a waste of time expounding on common knowledge.
Then you admit Foo was correct in stating a 20wk fetus is measured to be about 6 inches long even though you told her she was wrong? Because that's what I verified. Common knowledge both you and Foo were correct in your claims even though you seem too bitter to acknowledge it.

So tell me, do you think the dead fetus you held was similar in size to a newborn puppy? That was my thought when I lost my pregnancy at 23 weeks. Or would that be "uncommon knowledge" in your opinion?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#291448 Apr 1, 2013
Susanm wrote:
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I have never said that there wasn't plenty of blame to go around, there absolutely is. But tell me something, why don't you read anything about this from the NAF?
Why would we hear ANYTHING from the NAF? Its not like this is a public organization that puts out regular press releases, good, bad or otherwise. Its not an organization that one can subscribe to, to recieve 'news and updates'. NAF is a private organization that unless one belongs to it, we WONT hear from them.

Since he wasn't a member of the NAF, there's no reason why they'd make public statements about a clinic they werent part of.
The NAF has plenty to say about abortion protets.
Really? I've never seen them say anything at all about abortion protests. Of course, as I've said, I didn't know anything ABOUT the NAF before you brought it to my attention back when Gosnell was first arrested. The average person has never heard of this group - and for good reason, its a trade organization, and one RARELY hears about trade organizations unless they're PART of that organization.

I think the BETTER question is:

In a state that has some of the most restrictive laws against abortion, who has less than 25 abortion clinics, WHY DIDN'T THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT MONITOR THEM ALL on a regular basis?

Why aren't they speaking out against Gosnell?
Initally they did. Why would they STILL be speaking out about someone that's been closed down and is in jail on murder charges? What more do you want them to say?

They made a public statement at the time.

http://www.prochoice.org/news/releases/201101...
Why aren't the liberal news stations covering it?
Do a google search, they are covering it - particularly locally.

People that are interested can keep track of what's going on in the case. There was mention of the case the other night on World News Tonight, as well as on Meet The Press and NPR.

http://www.npr.org/2013/03/28/175459510/penns...

In fact, in the above report, there's discussion about why the health department failed so spectacularly in the Gosnell case, as well as a discussion from State Rep Margo Davidson who had one of her relatives die after Gosnell murdered her.

Even she doesn't give a shit about the NAF who has no real power, but is MUCH more concerned about why her own state's HEALTH DEPARTMENT failed her cousin.

It IS being reported on Sue. Just not every day. There's more news going on in the world than just this murderer.

There is plenty of news coverage about protest outside of abortion "clinics".
Really? I guess that depends on where you live. I can't remember the last time I saw any coverage of protests at a clinc either in Baltimore or here in New York.
It appears that anything negative about abortion is just swept under the rug.
No, it appears to me that its simply an old news story, that's being updated as events warrant it.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#291449 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I was responding to the poster's point that Gosnell wasn't a member of NAF. It seems they were on the forefront of being aware of Gosnell's deficiencies and could have easily reported him if they were so inclined.
It seems to me that it wasn't as much their job, as it would have been the stat's Health Department, who was a MUCH more spectacular failure.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#291450 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Do you consider anything in the New Testament as true?
Why am I not shocked that you're trying to distract from your own lack of knowledge again.

Your claims about prophesy aren't based in the NT, they're based in the Tanakh - the Jewish bible, which is where they're refuted.
feces for jesus

Westbury, NY

#291451 Apr 1, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Maybe your version doesn't but I found several sites that say do.....
It is unfortunate that your religion has distorted the meaning of the word much. Please stop trying redefine Hebrew, Greek and Norse beliefs.

Gehenna is not your christian lie of hell
Sheol is not your christian lie of hell
Hades is not your christian lie of hell
Tartarus is not your christian lie of hell
Katie

Spanaway, WA

#291452 Apr 1, 2013
Susanm wrote:
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"Those incidences are not the norm when abortion is legal and monitored."
The problem is that they aren't monitored.
"Does PA want to join in the race to see which state will be first to get an abortion case into the Supreme Court to challenge Roe?"
The pro"choice" govenor and The National Abortion Federation didn't want him to get caught and/or shut down.
I disagree, Sue. And I wonder if you're too close to the whole thing to even try to be objective about it. To look at the whole thing with fresh eyes. More clinics are monitored than not across the country -- including what you linked from Chicago. But if you have your way and abortion is criminalized, you will see quacks like Gosnell operating illegally more often than not.

What IS your objective regarding abortion? Do you want women just to wake up one day and NEVER reject an unwanted pregnancy? That's not realistic. Do you want women to have safe, legal abortion available when they decide on it? Or do you want them stuck in a dirty environment to punish them for even choosing abortion?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#291453 Apr 1, 2013
In the 60's, archaeologists uncovered carvings specifically mentioning him--but still nothing about jesus. Also, nobody created a cult around him, so there's no reason to make him up.
Ink wrote:
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Nice assumption on your part. How do you know he even existed, nevermind where he was?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#291454 Apr 1, 2013
feces for jesus wrote:
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It is unfortunate that your religion has distorted the meaning of the word much. Please stop trying redefine Hebrew, Greek and Norse beliefs.
Gehenna is not your christian lie of hell
Sheol is not your christian lie of hell
Hades is not your christian lie of hell
Tartarus is not your christian lie of hell
Inkstain thinks her's is the ONLY valid way, when in fact, its only HER valid way.

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