Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 318261 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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“BACK IN TIME”

Since: Dec 13

Under a Bridge, USA

#319244 Dec 26, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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"The woman's rights rhetoric concerning abortion is so old, and so used up, it's pathetic."
No, actually, it's not. It's simply one argument that you cannot get around, that's all.
To be honest I'm not trying to get around anything. I realize abortion is the law, and it's here to stay. I just believe a baby is a baby before you folks do, and the child has the right to life.

Since: Mar 12

Milwaukee

#319245 Dec 26, 2013
--SPOONER-- wrote:
<quoted text>To be honest I'm not trying to get around anything. I realize abortion is the law, and it's here to stay. I just believe a baby is a baby before you folks do, and the child has the right to life.
That's your opinion and you can follow it but don't force it on others.

“BACK IN TIME”

Since: Dec 13

Under a Bridge, USA

#319246 Dec 26, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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That's your opinion and you can follow it but don't force it on others.
I'm just expressing my opinion, friend. If you look up the word force you will see I'm not forcing anything on anybody.

You seem like a nice person Jaredb8. I can't believe I'm still here. lol

Have a good night.

Peace.
Gtown71

United States

#319247 Dec 26, 2013
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>The Bible is even older than the abortion discussion, and yet it's dragged out continuously as the arbiter of whether or not it should be legal.(Even though abortion is never mentioned in it...but I digress....) The 'rhetoric' as you call it, consists of facts. Facts don't change - only ideas do. Activists in favor of a woman's legal right to a safe, sterile abortion, will never be 'used up'...in fact, we're going to elect one Governor of Texas in 2016. Neither will our adamant insistence that women have the rights to medical and bodily autonomy, personal risk assessment, and self defense, be 'used up.' Not gonna happen.
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Sorry, but the fact remains that the only power you personally have to affect the disposition of a pregnancy, is to make decisions concerning your own pregnancy. Don't approve of abortion? Don't have one.
Pretty simple, really.
<quoted text> You're for the 'right' to co-opt the organs and systems of another, for one's own survival....does that apply to your kidney, if the guy next door needs one, and yours is a match? Or half your liver? You only need one eye...should the blind have a right to your other one?
<quoted text>What if she IS protected, to the best of her ability, and still gets pregnant with an unwanted fetus? Should she then get a pass, in your world? Or does she get punished for having consensual sex, regardless?
I cannot wait for so-called 'pro-life' men to get what they keep asking for: NO woman agreeing to sex, unless she wants to be pregnant with her sexual partner's offspring. You'll all develop an intimate relationship with your hands....just remember, that if we're not giving it up, YOU'RE NOT GETTING ANY.
(Not legally, anyway....but for the desperate, there will always be that old standby...rape.)
<quoted text> What are the man's consequences for having consensual sex?? Do any of them involve great risk to his life or health???
Get back to me when a man is legally responsible for a pregnancy, k?
<quoted text> That's painfully obvious.
<quoted text>Bet yours isn't.....
You see no difference in the guy next door verses the child "your child" you carry within yourself ?
Gtown71

United States

#319248 Dec 26, 2013
Jaredb8 wrote:
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When mistakes happen the woman should not be forced to have a child she can not afford to raise.
It seems that over 3000 "mistakes" are made and "fixed" in this country each and every day.:(

The tiniest of hearts are willingly stopped, by grown educated men and women all so that we make sure no woman's civil rights be hurt in any way .

the sheer numbers still blow my mind .

Ps-if everyone waited untill they could "afford" to have kids. Not many would be born.

We simply live in a time where pleasure and politics trump precious human lives.

We live in a time when we want more and more extreme porn, and to hell with the kids. If given the choice we want the porn starlet to be able to kill her unborn child as long as it doesn't interfer with her job.

Many rich have abortions as well. I think many are done for selfishness and nothing else.

Now let the ladies began to tell me how it is there body te evil little brats must feed off of as they try to live long enough to get out of the thing.

“BACK IN TIME”

Since: Dec 13

Under a Bridge, USA

#319249 Dec 26, 2013
Gtown71 wrote:
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You see no difference in the guy next door verses the child "your child" you carry within yourself ?
G71 you're the best, my friend, but I don't know how you tolerate this thread. It's like having a long talk with a tree. Nothing ever comes from it, and the tree just can't get it.

Peace.
Bless the Child

Allentown, PA

#319250 Dec 26, 2013
There must be some mistake. No one would advocate abortion. Abortion is not something even the most evil person would advocate. It is but a sad reflection of a Godless society.

Hopefully the day will come when such a barbaric practice ends.
At this time of the year when we all celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we are reminded of how the child in a manager of the most humble surroundings was Savior of mankind. All children are blessed creations of God.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#319251 Dec 27, 2013
Bless the Child wrote:
There must be some mistake. No one would advocate abortion. Abortion is not something even the most evil person would advocate. It is but a sad reflection of a Godless society.
Hopefully the day will come when such a barbaric practice ends.
At this time of the year when we all celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ we are reminded of how the child in a manager of the most humble surroundings was Savior of mankind. All children are blessed creations of God.
A "Godless society"? Perhaps, but just because you believe in God does not mean everyone in society must also have the same beliefs, or follow the rules of those beliefs.

Many people who don't believe in a god are good and decent people, just as many believers of a god are uncaring bastards.

I am a "Godless" atheist and I wouldn't get an abortion but I support other people's right to choose for themselves.

Not believing in a God does not automatically make someone a bad/evil person, just like believing in God does not automatically make someone a good person.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#319252 Dec 27, 2013
--SPOONER-- wrote:
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G71 you're the best, my friend, but I don't know how you tolerate this thread. It's like having a long talk with a tree. Nothing ever comes from it, and the tree just can't get it.
Peace.
G tolerates it the same way many of us tolerate the pig-headed inflexibility of many fundies on here who insist their mythology is the factual truth and all of the evil heathens who don't follow it are doomed to burn in some hell at the hands of some horned demon.

“Dan IS the Man”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#319253 Dec 27, 2013
Ink wrote:
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Did I say something wrong?
Heathen
1.a person who does not belong to a widely held religion (esp. one who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim) as regarded by those who do.
synonyms:
pagan, infidel, idolater, heretic, unbeliever, disbeliever, nonbeliever, atheist, agnostic, skeptic; More
archaicpaynim
antonyms:
believer
a follower of a polytheistic religion; a pagan.
"the evangelist preached to the heathens"
You simply proved yet again that you're a hypocrite. A FUNDIE hypocrite...LMAO!
Mike

Belleville, IL

#319254 Dec 27, 2013
Bitner wrote:
Goodness, imagine Catholics actually following the example of Jesus.
http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/on-our-r...
Hey, you extremist bigots on Topix, and you know who you are, here is your future.
It's great they did that. But you will never hear them trying to get the Catholic church to be a 'pro-abortion rights' institution. I'm so glad that gay rights have been steadily expanding in this country while at the same time abortion rights are shrinking.
Mike

Belleville, IL

#319255 Dec 27, 2013
Morgana 9 wrote:
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Do you believe that homo sapiens should be required physically to be life support systems for another against their will? I noticed your name is Michael, I am going to assume you are male.
Here is an actual scenario that took place:
A divorced couple had a son who needed a bone marrow transplant. His father was a match. His father refused the procedure, the son died. Should the father have been required by law to be the donor ? Handcuffed and taken to the hospital all against his will?
Yes or no?
I think that everyone you should automatically be enrolled to be organ donors. Someone should have to opt out if they don't want to be one. So if that was the law that situation would never come up. You still haven't told me whether or not you think it is ok to kill homo sapiens that have done nothing wrong. I'm waiting for an answer are you afraid to give me one. Also my gender has nothing to do with my argument. Logic is logic doesn't matter if it comes from a man or a woman. If you think that my gender matters then you are being sexist.
Mike

Belleville, IL

#319256 Dec 27, 2013
Bitner wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is the actual Merriam-Webster medical definition of abortion......
http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aborti...
Note that in the definition, the death of the fetus is beside the point.
From your link
"the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus:"

Don't try and tell people that all an abortion does is end a pregnancy. There is more to it than that. You aren't being specific enough. If someone describes what happens during the medical procedure you shouldn't try and shut them up just because they want to be more specific than you.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319257 Dec 27, 2013
--SPOONER-- wrote:
<quoted text>
G71 you're the best, my friend, but I don't know how you tolerate this thread. It's like having a long talk with a tree. Nothing ever comes from it, and the tree just can't get it.
Peace.
What did you expect to come from it? Changing minds? Is your position so weak that it could be changed by perfect strangers? Mine isn't.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319258 Dec 27, 2013
Mike wrote:
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It's great they did that. But you will never hear them trying to get the Catholic church to be a 'pro-abortion rights' institution. I'm so glad that gay rights have been steadily expanding in this country while at the same time abortion rights are shrinking.
A woman's reproductive rights aren't shrinking. States are just unconstitutionally passing laws to make it hard for a woman to exercise her rights. It won't last. This is just the dying gasp of desperation from the far right fetus worshiping fundie Tea Party type busybodies.

“Blessed Be”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#319259 Dec 27, 2013
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
From your link
"the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus:"
Don't try and tell people that all an abortion does is end a pregnancy. There is more to it than that. You aren't being specific enough. If someone describes what happens during the medical procedure you shouldn't try and shut them up just because they want to be more specific than you.
You've missed the point.

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#319260 Dec 27, 2013
Mike wrote:
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I think that everyone you should automatically be enrolled to be organ donors. Someone should have to opt out if they don't want to be one. So if that was the law that situation would never come up. You still haven't told me whether or not you think it is ok to kill homo sapiens that have done nothing wrong. I'm waiting for an answer are you afraid to give me one. Also my gender has nothing to do with my argument. Logic is logic doesn't matter if it comes from a man or a woman. If you think that my gender matters then you are being sexist.
You think everyone should be required to be organ donors? While alive or when dead? The example I gave you was from a father who was alive.

No, I do not think it is OK to kill an innocent person who has done nothing wrong. You flatter yourself believing I am in anyway afraid of you.

Do you believe in self defense? Do you believe in systematic rape used for military purposes? Do you believe that women girls subject to this should be forced to bear the result? Do you believe they should have a safe and legal choice? Do you believe that women/girls have the right to bodily autonomy? Do you believe that pregnancy does not in any way disturb the medical/physical well being of a woman/girl? Do you believe women/girls "owe"? Do you believe that woman/girls should be exempt from the rights you enjoy once pregnant?(or at anytime before or after? Do you believe that anyone should be a life support system for another against their will?(you never answered that one, you danced around it).

Your gender has everything to do with these questions being you are in a "safe" position and removed from the equation, and have been the primary gender to institute law, not to mention religion that was written and instituted strictly from a male perspective. Now, as the saying goes, walk a mile in Her moccasins and give me your answers. I will wait.

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#319261 Dec 27, 2013
--SPOONER-- wrote:
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The woman's rights rhetoric concerning abortion is so old, and so used up, it's pathetic. So please don't put your "spin" on my post.
I'm for a baby's rights that's all. If a woman don't want to get pregnant she doesn't have to lay with a man unprotected, right?
Everything one does has consequences even sex. I don't even think, in the least, you will agree with anything I've said, but that's cool.
I wonder how many with your type thinking have looked in the mirror, and thought, I'm sure glad mom didn't have an abortion!!
The woman's rights rhetoric concerning abortion is so old, and so used up? If that isn't from the perspective of a male nothing is. What rights of a male do you feel the same about?

We understand you are for a babies (fetus?) rights to trump a woman/girls rights. We are very clear on that.

If a woman does not want to be pregnant for HER own personal reasons, She has the right to end the pregnancy whether she had protected sex or not.

Yep, everything one does has consequences even sex, abortion or pregnancy,birth miscarriage, still born, and medical complications are all consequences of the same. But don't worry your pretty little head, you will not be subject to any of those consequences.

I look in the mirror everyday and everyday I respect women enough to allow them choice. You might be happy knowing that my mother did not have "choice" in Her day. Had I been aborted I would never know. If I was meant to be here, I would be here and I am, I would have arrived one way...or another. You on the other hand believe that women/girls "owe". A serious lack of respect.

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#319262 Dec 27, 2013
Morgana 9 wrote:
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You think everyone should be required to be organ donors? While alive or when dead? The example I gave you was from a father who was alive.
No, I do not think it is OK to kill an innocent person who has done nothing wrong. You flatter yourself believing I am in anyway afraid of you.
Do you believe in self defense? Do you believe in systematic rape used for military purposes? Do you believe that women girls subject to this should be forced to bear the result? Do you believe they should have a safe and legal choice? Do you believe that women/girls have the right to bodily autonomy? Do you believe that pregnancy does not in any way disturb the medical/physical well being of a woman/girl? Do you believe women/girls "owe"? Do you believe that woman/girls should be exempt from the rights you enjoy once pregnant?(or at anytime before or after? Do you believe that anyone should be a life support system for another against their will?(you never answered that one, you danced around it).
Your gender has everything to do with these questions being you are in a "safe" position and removed from the equation, and have been the primary gender to institute law, not to mention religion that was written and instituted strictly from a male perspective. Now, as the saying goes, walk a mile in Her moccasins and give me your answers. I will wait.
You will wait a loooooooooooong time.

*wink*

“Truly Pro-Life”

Since: Nov 11

Proudly Pro-choice

#319264 Dec 27, 2013
--SPOONER-- wrote:
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Your post is cute, but painfully childish.
Good luck with your Governor. lol
Your patronizing attempt to infantilize my assertions, due to your innate lack of ability to refute them, has failed utterly.

Wendy Davis is going to channel Ann Richards for the women of Texas....and that bible-humping batch of so-called 'Representatives', who are diligently trying to curb exercise of the right to a safe sterile abortion, and profit from monopolizing the market on abortion in their 'ambulatory surgical centers', are forgetting that women vote more often than men.

We're done with this shit, fellas.

Seriously.

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