Protect Life Act To Be Voted On This Week: Take Action Now!

Oct 12, 2011 Full story: www.americanhumanist.org 6

A bill was recently introduced in the House of Representatives that would prohibit federal funds from being used to cover any part of the costs of any health plan that includes coverage of abortion services.

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“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#1 Oct 12, 2011
I didn't think the Humanist website's canned letter went far enough, so here's what I wrote to my Representative:

Dear Representative ______,

This week, the House of Representatives will vote upon H.R. 358, which will strip women of vital healthcare services regarding abortions, including live saving procedures during emergency situations. This bill has the support of nearly 200 Representatives, and is likely to pass unless you work against passage of this bill.

I believe that religious teachings should not infringe upon the right of a mother to make her own decisions regarding her own body, especially if that decision involves her ability to survive.

The importance of Roe v. Wade cannot be over-emphasized in considering this bill. The majority opinion authored by Mr. Justice Blackmun cautioned us that “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”

Although I believe that science now gives us an answer, this bill does not address itself to this question and instead side-steps the entire issue in favor of a religious edict. As Thomas Jefferson asked "Is a priest to be our inquisitor, or shall a layman, simple as ourselves, set up his reason as the rule for what we are to read, and what we must believe?”

Please clarify your position on the matter, and put an end to this discriminatory and dangerous bill.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#2 Oct 16, 2011
Could not agree more.
nina

Canada

#3 Oct 20, 2011
When the religitards are as dedicated to protecting existing life

they have a leg to stand on

but as long as they only respect life between conception and birth

they don't

nina
http://ntrygg.wordpress.com

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#4 Oct 21, 2011
Oooh, lookie!

The godbot script-kiddies (nanomindless?) has placed a peanut on my previous post.

Ain't that cute? I managed to p!ss off another thin-skinned godbot...
nina

Canada

#5 Oct 21, 2011
I don't know how they maintain their beliefs when they are so sensitive about them

if you don't want people to laugh, don't make sacred such silly things

but then, if they could grasp the obvious and rational, they wouldn't be religious

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#6 Oct 21, 2011
nina wrote:
I don't know how they maintain their beliefs when they are so sensitive about them
if you don't want people to laugh, don't make sacred such silly things
but then, if they could grasp the obvious and rational, they wouldn't be religious
Right as always.

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