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Richard Dawkins tweets on abortion: ‘any fetus is less human than an adult pig’

There are 1829 comments on the freerepublic.com story from Mar 16, 2013, titled Richard Dawkins tweets on abortion: ‘any fetus is less human than an adult pig’. In it, freerepublic.com reports that:

It would seem the pro-life movement has acquired an unlikely supporter. On Wednesday, Richard Dawkins, a vocal proponent of atheism and the author of The God Delusion, posted a provocative tweet about abortion: With respect to those meanings of "human" that are relevant to the morality of abortion, any fetus is less human than an adult pig.

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Largelanguage

Wem, UK

#82 Apr 1, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
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Sure it's too bad for you, since you don't get to make sexual and reproductive decisions for anyone but yourself. The ONLY person who decides whether to continue a pregnancy or not is the WOMAN who is pregnant. So, if it isn't YOUR pregnancy, it isn't your decision. Simple as that.
We care about the babies lives, we have no desire to contron others sexual and reproduction abilities just for the sake of control.

Go ask your mother and father what they now think of you as their grown up daughter.
Ocean56

AOL

#83 Apr 1, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
We care about the babies lives, we have no desire to contron others sexual and reproduction abilities just for the sake of control.
No, the anti-choice crowd has made it abundantly clear that what it really cares about is CONTROLLING WOMEN to the point where they are making our sexual and reproductive decisions for us.

It has nothing to do with "caring about babies' lives" and ALL about control. Only a militant religionist idiot claims otherwise.
Largelanguage

Wem, UK

#84 Apr 1, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
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No, the anti-choice crowd has made it abundantly clear that what it really cares about is CONTROLLING WOMEN to the point where they are making our sexual and reproductive decisions for us.
It has nothing to do with "caring about babies' lives" and ALL about control. Only a militant religionist idiot claims otherwise.
State how then, you ignorant fool! You state we want to control women, when you have no idea what feminism is even about.

And go ask your parents what they think of you know that you are a grown girl.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#85 Apr 1, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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You are unsuccessful, ask your parents what they think of you, now that you are all grown up.
So by your logic, you are for abortions if they produce the next Hitler?
Ocean56

AOL

#86 Apr 2, 2013
EdSed wrote:
Not quite, perhaps. I think the disagreement is usually over when a pregnancy becomes society's business. In the UK,(for instance) the fetus gains some rights at 24 weeks which seems a reasonably fair compromise. A woman has wide powers over when or whether to terminate a pregnancy up to that point.
Yes, sorry, I should have been more specific. I wasn't talking about late-term abortions, as they are not done as an elective procedure in the U.S. LTA's are only performed when there is a compelling medical emergency, which is determined by a physician.

In the very EARLY weeks of a pregnancy, usually up to 20-24 weeks, it is entirely the woman's decision to continue the pregnancy or not.
Ocean56

AOL

#87 Apr 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
State how then, you ignorant fool! You state we want to control women, when you have no idea what feminism is even about.
The amount of ANTI-CHOICE legislation aimed at restricting women's reproductive rights is all the proof I need, idiot. If that doesn't meet YOUR criteria, too bleeping bad.

“Life is short. Live it”

Since: Apr 10

Nebraska

#88 Apr 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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State how then, you ignorant fool! You state we want to control women, when you have no idea what feminism is even about.
And go ask your parents what they think of you know that you are a grown girl.
What do your parents think of you?
Largelanguage

Wem, UK

#89 Apr 2, 2013
madscot wrote:
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So by your logic, you are for abortions if they produce the next Hitler?
I wasn't refering to abortions by that statement. We cannot guarantree if a child would become hitler or not, so that would be thick.
Largelanguage

Wem, UK

#90 Apr 2, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
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The amount of ANTI-CHOICE legislation aimed at restricting women's reproductive rights is all the proof I need, idiot. If that doesn't meet YOUR criteria, too bleeping bad.
The amount only suggests how many people are eager to stop abortion. And many would be eager to stop murder, certainly, so shut yourself!
Ocean56

AOL

#91 Apr 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
The amount only suggests how many people are eager to stop abortion. And many would be eager to stop murder, certainly, so shut yourself!
"Shut myself," as in "shut up?" I think NOT. Don't like my posts? Don't read them then.

“Citizen_Patriot_ Voter_Atheist!”

Since: May 09

Earth,TX

#92 Apr 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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We care about the babies lives, we have no desire to contron others sexual and reproduction abilities just for the sake of control.
Go ask your mother and father what they now think of you as their grown up daughter.
Really? Just how many financially strapped mothers have you stepped forward and took the burden from(without looking to tap that), how many unwanted children have you stepped up and taken in and supported, how many times has a woman taken you into her confidence, because she could rely on and trust you, how many times have you found the answer to fixing the unborn and deformed fetus, how many times have you made a difference, that actually helped?

You last sentence is just pure stupid.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#93 Apr 2, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>You said you don't believe in the supernatural. That's a lie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =tvq4qiuMJEEXX
You claim to be female. That's a lie.
You make stupid declarations on a regular basis without ever being sure whether they are based on facts. Your every waking moment is based on lies and deception.
Wait, what? The supernatural and you post my CGI vid? You really are insane. lol Thanks for proving your mind is gone.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#94 Apr 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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The amount only suggests how many people are eager to stop abortion. And many would be eager to stop murder, certainly, so shut yourself!
No, you just want to control women, that's it.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#95 Apr 2, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
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I wasn't refering to abortions by that statement. We cannot guarantree if a child would become hitler or not, so that would be thick.
Exactly! That's why the post of yours that I replied to is utter nonsense.
Libertarian

London, UK

#96 Apr 3, 2013
If foetus's are humans then what are the sperm and eggs. How many millions of people are killed by every ejaculation. Every man a murderer of millions. A woman murdering a child every month of her adult life.

If you do something to make yourself infertile you could be charged with the death of how many potential descendants in the future.
Seriously people, get a grip. Potential is only potential.

If you dont like abortions don't have one but dont ever impose your religion based attitude on others. Those who don't believe in the value of science should never be allowed to visit a doctor, use electricity or any of the things science and man has given us in my opinion.

Go Richard! There are some reasonable people left in the world and well done for giving us a voice above the ignorant believers in a hateful being.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#97 Apr 3, 2013
Libertarian wrote:
If foetus's are humans then what are the sperm and eggs. How many millions of people are killed by every ejaculation. Every man a murderer of millions. A woman murdering a child every month of her adult life.
If you do something to make yourself infertile you could be charged with the death of how many potential descendants in the future.
Seriously people, get a grip. Potential is only potential.
If you dont like abortions don't have one but dont ever impose your religion based attitude on others. Those who don't believe in the value of science should never be allowed to visit a doctor, use electricity or any of the things science and man has given us in my opinion.
Go Richard! There are some reasonable people left in the world and well done for giving us a voice above the ignorant believers in a hateful being.
"If foetus's are humans then what are the sperm and eggs. How many millions of people are killed by every ejaculation. Every man a murderer of millions. A woman murdering a child every month of her adult life."

Obviously you failed Biology. A human life starts with the UNION of sperm and egg.

"If you dont like abortions don't have one"

Why should this only apply to abortion?

Luckily we have the right to work to change the laws that we don't agree with. Isn't this a GREAT country.
Thinking

UK

#98 Apr 3, 2013
Nearly half of fertilised eggs just don't make it.

Therefore god is the biggest abortionist of all.

By far.
Susanm wrote:
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"If foetus's are humans then what are the sperm and eggs. How many millions of people are killed by every ejaculation. Every man a murderer of millions. A woman murdering a child every month of her adult life."
Obviously you failed Biology. A human life starts with the UNION of sperm and egg.
"If you dont like abortions don't have one"
Why should this only apply to abortion?
Luckily we have the right to work to change the laws that we don't agree with. Isn't this a GREAT country.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#99 Apr 3, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Nearly half of fertilised eggs just don't make it.
Therefore god is the biggest abortionist of all.
By far.
<quoted text>
Another Biology flunky.

NEWSFLASH: there is a difference between dying and being killed.
Thinking

UK

#100 Apr 3, 2013
If only you knew of some all powerful god that could prevent miscarriages happening.
Susanm wrote:
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Another Biology flunky.
NEWSFLASH: there is a difference between dying and being killed.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#101 Apr 3, 2013
Susanm wrote:
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"If foetus's are humans then what are the sperm and eggs. How many millions of people are killed by every ejaculation. Every man a murderer of millions. A woman murdering a child every month of her adult life."
Obviously you failed Biology. A human life starts with the UNION of sperm and egg.
"If you dont like abortions don't have one"
Why should this only apply to abortion?
Luckily we have the right to work to change the laws that we don't agree with. Isn't this a GREAT country.
Hallucinating idiots who believe in god should be banned from debates about the lives and livelihoods of real human beings and real mothers.

Involving mentally people who believe in gods that aren't really there will harm any fact based discussion about abortion.

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