Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 309866 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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grumpy

Pomona, NY

#291964 Apr 7, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
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I have. What part do you believe? The part where He died, or the part where He rose again to life, so that we may have eternal life? Or neither one?
I believe that a few people went around claiming to be God's son and were crucified.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#291965 Apr 7, 2013
in the 1950's, my mother--who had three college degrees--couldn't open her own checking account without my father's permission. How ridiculous is that? She was teaching and had her own income.
Ocean56 wrote:
For the "christian" extremists who think that girls and women were well treated in past American history, I think it's time for a little reminder of some facts you probably don't want to see mentioned on a public forum. Too bad. The fact is, we had an American version of Sharia Law in the 19th century. At the beginning of the 19th century in America --
-- Girls got much less education than boys did.
-- Girls' activities, especially for middle- and upper-class girls, were limited to "ladylike" pursuits.
-- Girls and women were considered naturally weaker and inferior to boys and men.
-- It was thought shocking, outrageous, and even scandalous for a woman to give a speech in public, especially to audiences of both men and women.
-- Middle- and upper-class women were expected to confine their activities to a "separate sphere" or their homes. Women were also expected to show the "virtues" of religious piety, wifely submission, and motherly domesticity. And they always had to be escorted outside their homes by a man.
-- Married women had NO legal rights, including to own property, keep their inherited money, enter into contracts, sign legal documents, or control what happened to their wages or their children.
-- Women who were single or had to earn money had very few job opportunities and were always paid less than men who did the same job.
-- Middle- and upper-class women were expected to wear layers of restrictive and heavy clothing, and corsets that were so tight that many women suffered health problems as a result.
-- Almost a million African women were chattel slaves.
-- Women were not allowed to vote.
-- Married women had no choices over their reproductive process. Any woman who got married was expected to produce children, whether she WANTED to be a mother or not.
In addition to the above, as if that weren't oppressive enough, conservative men of the 19th and early 20th century opposed every measure that improved women's lives, especially a woman's right to vote.
THAT'S what the 19th century feminists fought so hard to change, and eventually succeeded in doing so, even though it took 72 years, from 1848 to 1920, to achieve that goal. The shame was that it took that long for women to GET that right to vote in the first place.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#291966 Apr 7, 2013
Loss of virginity isn't a big deal.
Gtown71 wrote:
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If young girls were taught how to love themselves, and had a good support system at home, and really thought about the LOSS OF THEIR VIRGINITY, then they would have NO NEED of any other losses, that you so gracously give them.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#291967 Apr 7, 2013
Katie, Katie, bo-batie,
Banana-fana fo-fatie
Fee-Fi-mo-matie
Katie!

C'mon, everybody! You know the hymn:

Jesus, jesus, bo-besus
Banana-fana fo-fesus
Fee-Fi-mo-mesus
Jesus!

If the name starts with a vowel or vowel sound, the "b" "f" or "m" is inserted in front of the name.
Forum wrote:
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Pater Noster, qui es in caelis, sanctiticetur nomen
tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut
in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum
da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut
et nos demittimus debitoribus nostris
et ne nos inducas in tentationem,
sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
Katie

Puyallup, WA

#291970 Apr 7, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Katie, Katie, bo-batie,
Banana-fana fo-fatie
Fee-Fi-mo-matie
Katie!
C'mon, everybody! You know the hymn:
Jesus, jesus, bo-besus
Banana-fana fo-fesus
Fee-Fi-mo-mesus
Jesus!
If the name starts with a vowel or vowel sound, the "b" "f" or "m" is inserted in front of the name.
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Heh! You so funny!!
:D
STO

Vallejo, CA

#291971 Apr 7, 2013
lil Lily wrote:
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STO: "My mom's friend's daughter was 8 months along, and had to have an abortion. I was shocked and asked what happened. Preelampsia."
Bullshit. Like Petey, you post with no knowledge of the topic you post about.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/preeclampsia...
"Delivery
If you're diagnosed with preeclampsia near the end of your pregnancy, your doctor may recommend inducing labor right away. The readiness of your cervix whether it's beginning to open (dilate), thin (efface) and soften (ripen) also may be a factor in determining whether or when labor will be induced.
In more severe cases, it may not be possible to consider your baby's gestational age or the readiness of your cervix. If it's not possible to wait, your doctor may induce labor or schedule a C-section earlier in your pregnancy. During delivery, you may be given magnesium sulfate intravenously to increase uterine blood flow and prevent seizures.
After delivery, expect your blood pressure to return to normal within a few weeks."
Delivery, NOT abortion at 32 weeks.
Abortion isn't the treatment for preeclampsia or eclampsia, liar.
I'm not lying. That's what my mother told me. That's what her friend told her. I don't have any more details. I don't know if the fetus expired in utero. I don't know how the fetus was removed.

I do know the woman was 8 months along. She did drugs and was sick for two weeks and didn't see a doctor. I don't know if those two factors even played a part.
Katie

Puyallup, WA

#291972 Apr 7, 2013
STO wrote:
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I'm not lying. That's what my mother told me. That's what her friend told her. I don't have any more details. I don't know if the fetus expired in utero. I don't know how the fetus was removed.
I do know the woman was 8 months along. She did drugs and was sick for two weeks and didn't see a doctor. I don't know if those two factors even played a part.
Huh! You so brave!
:)

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#291973 Apr 7, 2013
STO wrote:
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I'm not lying. That's what my mother told me. That's what her friend told her. I don't have any more details. I don't know if the fetus expired in utero. I don't know how the fetus was removed.
I do know the woman was 8 months along. She did drugs and was sick for two weeks and didn't see a doctor. I don't know if those two factors even played a part.
It makes no difference, the Mayo Clinic doesn't say "it's never not necessary" and there are physicians who say that sometimes in more severe cases it is necessary.
STO

Vallejo, CA

#291974 Apr 7, 2013
Katie wrote:
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Yes, regarding these circumstances, I agree. There's nothing anyone could've done, though. It was still her choice, her decision.
I think I've shared this here, before, but not sure. About 15yrs ago I had a coworker who admitted she and her sisters had difficulty getting pregnant. They'd thought it was because of the well water they grew up on. Seems an inordinate amount of cancers were running through her family members' reproductive systems. So when her sister got pregnant, in her late 30s or early 40s, my coworker was ecstatic!! The whole family was.
And then, several months later, tragedy struck. She was losing the pregnancy. And she chose to terminate rather than wait for nature to take its course. She wanted to try to get pregnant again as soon as she was healthy.
It was so sad. I had all kinds of crazy thoughts. But absolutely no control. It wasn't my situation. It was hers. And she was doing what was best for her, best for her family.
Every time some state adds a new restriction to their long list of restrictions, I think back on this time. My former coworker's sister was lucky in that she was given a choice. And she had the freedom to make her choice.
Now women (and their physicians) are having to comply with all these crazy restrictions that seem to create lose/lose situations. How can that be healthy for anyone?
And not one ACer responded to your post. I saw a "mean" judge it, tho.

Geez, Katie. You MUST be LYING, since stuff like this never happens. You're "mean" for making up stories. I spose.

:/
STO

Vallejo, CA

#291975 Apr 7, 2013
Katie wrote:
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Huh! You so brave!
:)
Didn't you know, Katie?..LilLynne was there. She knows more about it than the woman it happened to. Because there is no such thing as a life-threatening pregnancy at 8 months gestation. Never happens. Every pregnancy on earth will be healthy and gestate to term. Ask the ACers.
Katie

Puyallup, WA

#291976 Apr 7, 2013
STO wrote:
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Didn't you know, Katie?..LilLynne was there. She knows more about it than the woman it happened to. Because there is no such thing as a life-threatening pregnancy at 8 months gestation. Never happens. Every pregnancy on earth will be healthy and gestate to term. Ask the ACers.
Because life is full of lollipops, rainbows and sunshine, STO, don't you know? They only look at one side of the coin and forget the other side. Make no allowances for anything to be any other way than what they perceive it *should* be rather than the way it IS.
:-|
The Prince

Phillipsburg, NJ

#291980 Apr 7, 2013
Long Night Moon 13 wrote:
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Read something besides your Big Book of Myths, hypocrite.
I continue to pray for your soul, lost child of God.
The Prince

Phillipsburg, NJ

#291981 Apr 7, 2013
feces for jesus wrote:
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Prove it
"You are what you eat", your name proves that "you" are indeed what you eat!
The Prince

Phillipsburg, NJ

#291982 Apr 7, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
in the 1950's, my mother--who had three college degrees--couldn't open her own checking account without my father's permission. How ridiculous is that? She was teaching and had her own income.
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As someone with four college and advanced degrees, I call bullshit on your story.
The Prince

Phillipsburg, NJ

#291983 Apr 7, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Loss of virginity isn't a big deal.
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Not for you but pirates its not but for normal people it is a big deal!

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#291984 Apr 7, 2013
lil Lily wrote:
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Abortion isn't the treatment for preeclampsia or eclampsia, liar.
As has been proven time and again, it certainly CAN be the treatment depending on the situation. Woman can also DIE from preeclampsia and eclapsia you fk'n idiot Lynne.

Guess you just couldn't help yourself huh?
Parent

Falls City, NE

#291985 Apr 7, 2013
LiIrabbitfoofoo wrote:
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As has been proven time and again, it certainly CAN be the treatment depending on the situation. Woman can also DIE from preeclampsia and eclapsia you fk'n idiot Lynne.
Guess you just couldn't help yourself huh?
Dear Foo, you haven't any idea what the doctor will do in case of preeclampsia. The pregnant woman sees her doctor once a week or sometimes more during the later part of her pregnancy . In those visits the nurse always checks the urine sample for protein, blood pressure is always taken. When it is even slightly up, the doctor tells the woman to come in again the next day and in the meantime rest . If its up again in the morning the doctor induces labor or delivers the baby through a C section. No need for an act of murder. Women never die from preecllampsia, they die from eclampsia. And doctors never let it go that far anymore.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#291986 Apr 7, 2013
Kindergarten Kollege doesn't count, twit.
The Prince wrote:
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As someone with four college and advanced degrees, I call bullshit on your story.

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#291987 Apr 8, 2013
Parent wrote:
<quoted text>Dear Foo, you haven't any idea what the doctor will do in case of preeclampsia. The pregnant woman sees her doctor once a week or sometimes more during the later part of her pregnancy . In those visits the nurse always checks the urine sample for protein, blood pressure is always taken. When it is even slightly up, the doctor tells the woman to come in again the next day and in the meantime rest . If its up again in the morning the doctor induces labor or delivers the baby through a C section. No need for an act of murder. Women never die from preecllampsia, they die from eclampsia. And doctors never let it go that far anymore.
Please site your sources that state women never die from pre eclampsia.
An abortion is not always indicative of terminating the life of a live fetus and delivery doesn't necessarily mean giving birth to a live fetus.

“Pro-Life”

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#291989 Apr 8, 2013
Katie wrote:
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Huh! You so brave!
:)
It's not "brave" to argue ignorance and lies. It's stupid, and you're one of the experts here.

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