Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 317610 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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#326373 Aug 30, 2014
Churches don't pay taxes but use the public services that taxes pay for--police, fire, etc. Churches prey on the gullible--look at the mega-churches that rake in tax-free millions. There is no reason why religions shouldn't pay taxes.
Big Sky wrote:
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Church teachings, usually of any denomination in America....doesn't add costs to the taxpayers....so moot, imo..
Sure, its a biological process, so is eating...but just as this, it can be a weakness as well. I think many whose lives have already suffered tremendously would agree with me.
Rest, is also a very needed physical need, but laziness is its form of weakness.
If there, in the future, was an obvious cost to the citizen, due to a behavior that 'hurts' society...taught and encouraged in a church, I'd agree with you there, too. But none seem to come to mind right now.

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#326374 Aug 30, 2014
The_Box wrote:
Yes, I am against late-term abortion (unless for medical reasons).
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The_Box wrote:
What would you consider the most important defining aspects of a 'person'?
Not age, if you're against late term and partial birth abortions, why not give that same protection to a younger human?

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#326375 Aug 30, 2014
Big Sky wrote:
That's the 'slippery slope,' some people getting to decide 'who' or 'when' any human is a person in a meaningful way.
That's reality, a federal judge just declared polygamy legal in Utah in spite of state and federal law prohibiting it. The slippery slope is underfoot, we're in freefall now.

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#326377 Aug 30, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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You must be drunk. Your comment makes no sense.
I am Pro Life which means life should be allowed under the law not destroyed.
It was your suggestion that the courts get involved with pregnancies because the courts protect born children therefore they should protect the unborn. Your suggestion makes no sense.

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#326379 Aug 30, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
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<quoted text>Not age, if you're against late term and partial birth abortions, why not give that same protection to a younger human?
Roe v Wade is trimester based. First trimester regulations are unconstitutional, second trimester is regulated for health of the mother, third trimester is regulated because at this point the fetus is or may be viable. We cannot constitutionally extend rights to an unborn human without violating and denying the constitutional rights of a born person. Having an abortion is a choice, and there are more who choose not to terminate than there are who do. I don't see the issue.

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#326380 Aug 30, 2014
"Brian_G"
That's reality, a federal judge just declared polygamy legal in Utah in spite of state and federal law prohibiting it. The slippery slope is underfoot, we're in freefall now.

duh....The ruling just makes Utah laws the same as those in the other 49 states. It doesn’t make polygamy legal. It makes it legal for a married person to live with an adult of the opposite sex who is not their spouse -

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#326381 Aug 30, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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Really, is that what you think I was saying?
No the court should protect unborn children against abortion / death.
The court does protect children from unfit parents who are a danger to their child.
Not that complicated, now go pot some pills
Yes it is what you were saying, you just repeated it. SMH. The courts do protect the unborn against abortion after viability. Five, 6 months is plenty of time to decide, wait that long and an elective legal abortion is no longer an option except for life and health of the mother.

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#326382 Aug 30, 2014
godless by choice wrote:
"Brian_G"[: "]That's reality, a federal judge just declared polygamy legal in Utah in spite of state and federal law prohibiting it. The slippery slope is underfoot, we're in freefall now.["] duh....The ruling just makes Utah laws the same as those in the other 49 states. It doesn’t make polygamy legal. It makes it legal for a married person to live with an adult of the opposite sex who is not their spouse -
Cohabitation is legal in every state, even same sex segregated cohabitation. What's new is a federal judge voiding polygamy laws already scrutinized by the US Supreme Court. The problem is, when you decide gender has nothing to do with marriage, than anything goes. That's the nature of segregation, first voluntary and then not so much. I oppose sex segregated marriage; one man and one woman marriage is perfect affirmative action, diversity and sex integration.

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#326384 Aug 30, 2014
not a playa1965 wrote:
<quoted text>Let's watch it anyway.... I do love a good smackdown.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =cS-BzFDOmq0XX
So where was the smackdown ? All I saw/heard was the guy with the effeminate voice on the tape making a fool out of himself. He calls it the "worst day in this woman's life" Why ? Why if all she is doing is undergoing a medical procedure that will rid her of nothing more than a blob of cells she doesn't want, would you ever call it the worst day in her life ?
And those two idiots on that panel, including the pseudo tough guy on the left who implied physical assault on the sign carriers if he were there are no better. Calling the protesters hypocrites because they likely believe in LESS government ? Idiot. Even the most staunch libertarian advocate of small government would acknowledge that it will ALWAYS be governments role to protect life.
What is this idiot talking about ? They both demonstrate themselves to be nothing more than ignorant morons.

Next time you promise to deliver a smackdown, then do so. Not this ignorant slop.

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#326385 Aug 30, 2014
cpeter1313 wrote:
Right, because women, once pregnant, no longer have rights.
Ridiculous. Pregnant women would no longer have the right to life ? The right to a speedy trial ? The right to vote ? The right to freely practice religion ? The right to freedom of speech ? the right to assemble ? You lying old drama queen.
Just get ready; you're going to need a lot more dumpsters for after the unwanted births.
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Which would be fine with you as would demonstrate that women are merely exercising their right not be a parent. They'd just be doing it only a few seconds later than what you would consider to be perfectly acceptable. You transcend vileness.

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#326386 Aug 30, 2014
SevenTee wrote:
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You are not Human, even a dog refuses to kill her puppies.
Get some mental help for your anti-social depression
What are you 12? So far I'm drunkard, a pill head and depressed lol. More of a reflection of you is my guess. There is help out there tho.
Yes dogs kill their puppies when it's necessary. I've seen one of mine eat a couple of hers and I've seen them refuse to feed or keep them warm. I've bottled fed many. You're not a pet owner I take it.
At any rate it has nothing to do with abortion.

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#326387 Aug 30, 2014
DAVID27 wrote:
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Ridiculous. Pregnant women would no longer have the right to life ? The right to a speedy trial ? The right to vote ? The right to freely practice religion ? The right to freedom of speech ? the right to assemble ? You lying old drama queen.
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Which would be fine with you as would demonstrate that women are merely exercising their right not be a parent. They'd just be doing it only a few seconds later than what you would consider to be perfectly acceptable. You transcend vileness.
Right to life is not a constitutional right for anybody. It is a "natural right". Roe v Wade was argued on the right to privacy and that right would be being violated.

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#326388 Aug 30, 2014
The_Box wrote:
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Nothing. But an organism doesn't have to commit an action that "deserves" death for us to kill it.
Why does a zygote, embryo, or early stage fetus deserve protection?
Stupid question. For the same reason any other human life ( born or unborn )in the varying stages of its development deserves protection. And it no loner simply entails the location in which it exists because you already implied that there is a distinction between the "early" stage and late stage fetus. And the govt already allows for protection of the late stage fetus. You do agree with the government allowing the proscription of abortion after viability in the absence of any fetal or maternal health/life risk, do you not ? So it's YOU that seeks to place yourself in the place of a supreme being by determining at what stage of its developing life it deserves protection, in utero or out. You disgust me.
Big Sky

Newark, OH

#326389 Aug 30, 2014
Pearl Jam wrote:
<quoted text>Sure restrictive laws decrease the abortion rate, but at what cost? Who is the most effected by restrictions? Those that are already effected by poverty. Those who can't afford to travel across state lines to get a legal abortion. Those who can't afford the prenatal care. Pregnancy related deaths will increase. It's elementary.
Do you have any disagreement on what I said about other normal biological process, which can also be irresponsibly treated?

I recognize your view on churches and taxation, do you see other non-taxable charitable organizations in the same way?

My thoughts on the view of non-taxable charities is basically that they were intended in that manner...to ward off gov't possible intrusion and control by taxation. Is it not possible for there to be a church that would represent your views and for you to benefit from the same as other citizens?

I expect, that its most likely, your opinion that is, due to negative attitude toward churches in particular? Am I correct? Has a church done you or your loved ones harm?
Big Sky

Newark, OH

#326390 Aug 30, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
<quoted text>That's reality, a federal judge just declared polygamy legal in Utah in spite of state and federal law prohibiting it. The slippery slope is underfoot, we're in freefall now.
I saw the news of that as well. Lots of moral tenets of the past are in question today and changing radically.I personally wish it was not so, because I feel they were there for protection of society in a variety of ways.

Do you have any opinions or feelings about this?

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#326391 Aug 30, 2014
Brian_G wrote:
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<quoted text>Not age
So, what would you consider the most important defining aspects of a 'person'?
Brian_G wrote:
, if you're against late term and partial birth abortions, why not give that same protection to a younger human?
They're not people, and incapable of suffering.

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#326392 Aug 30, 2014
DAVID27 wrote:
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Stupid question. For the same reason any other human life ( born or unborn )in the varying stages of its development deserves protection.
Which is what reason?
DAVID27 wrote:
And it no loner simply entails the location in which it exists because you already implied that there is a distinction between the "early" stage and late stage fetus.
There's a massive distinction.
DAVID27 wrote:
And the govt already allows for protection of the late stage fetus. You do agree with the government allowing the proscription of abortion after viability in the absence of any fetal or maternal health/life risk, do you not ?
Correct.
DAVID27 wrote:
So it's YOU that seeks to place yourself in the place of a supreme being by determining at what stage of its developing life it deserves protection, in utero or out. You disgust me.
It has nothing to do with the place of a supreme being at all. Humans decide important issues all the time.

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#326393 Aug 30, 2014
Big Sky wrote:
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Do you have any disagreement on what I said about other normal biological process, which can also be irresponsibly treated?
I recognize your view on churches and taxation, do you see other non-taxable charitable organizations in the same way?
My thoughts on the view of non-taxable charities is basically that they were intended in that manner...to ward off gov't possible intrusion and control by taxation. Is it not possible for there to be a church that would represent your views and for you to benefit from the same as other citizens?
I expect, that its most likely, your opinion that is, due to negative attitude toward churches in particular? Am I correct? Has a church done you or your loved ones harm?
I have no negative attitude toward churches. I am Agnostic tho but that just means I believe that the existence of a God cannot be proven or dis proven. Maybe you have me confused with someone else idk.

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#326394 Aug 31, 2014
Pearl Jam wrote:
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Right to life is not a constitutional right for anybody. It is a "natural right".
No one said it was a constitutional right. The other poster made no such distinction and did not specify types of rights. The poster simply said pregnant women would have no "rights", period.
The other poster is wrong. The other poster is a drama queen whose litany of ignorant rants on here are only counterproductive to the cause he/she supports. And yet here you are attempting to defend it.
Roe v Wade was argued on the right to privacy
Thanks genius. But your attempts at educating are misdirected. Your lecture should be directed at those on your side of the issue who spew ignorance here on an almost daily basis.
and that right would be being violated.
"That" right and only that right would be violated. A far cry from the drama queen's claim that a pregnant woman would have no rights at all. And violated in this instance does not mean removed.
Only temporarily restricted. She would still possess the right to privacy in every other circumstance that does not involve killing an innocent human life. BTW, the right to privacy is already subject to lawful restriction. It can and would be temporarily restricted in cases where born human life is being threatened or is at imminent risk.

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#326395 Aug 31, 2014
Big Sky wrote:
I saw the news of that as well. Lots of moral tenets of the past are in question today and changing radically.I personally wish it was not so, because I feel they were there for protection of society in a variety of ways. Do you have any opinions or feelings about this?
When government licenses sex segregated marriage, anything goes.

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