Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

There are 311484 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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#254736 Aug 26, 2012
R C Honey wrote:
<quoted text>Only if you belittle me or make fun, then I would feel I had to kiss your ass to be 'friends', until then, pull your pants up!
What pants?

“I'm here with bells on.”

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#254737 Aug 26, 2012
John-K wrote:
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Thank you for an interesting and thoughtful reply "Sister."
I appreciate the fact that you're able to perceive that you've not extended to the posters on here the "lack" of judgement you were so willing to grant to Mrs. Duggar.
This shows a degree of self consciousness that's "lacking," shall we say, in the rest of us when we "pontificate" about the motives of others with whom we happen to disagree...
The only thing I find a tad disconcerting in your post is your statement that you, "reserve the right to be judgmental about some things, but not others..."
If you don't mind my asking, where do you draw the proverbial "line?"
And why...?
I'm not entirely certain where I draw the line, until I perceive that I'm about to cross it - and somehow, I'm aware that it may move (incrementally or even at leaps and bounds) in any given situation. In this situation, I found myself asking why would a group of people, who usually lack judgmental opinion concerning the reproductive choices of others, suddenly reverse that stance and begin judging this one? I could only answer for myself - I decline to judge Mrs. Duggar for her reproductive choices, because I decline to judge those of anyone else. In this situation, that was my line. I still don't feel the need to cross it, and if that bothers anyone, it'll just have to go right on bothering them.

I suppose the 'why' of this is that I agree wholeheartedly with the assertion offered earlier by many: that judging situations and people is human nature. I am assuredly human, and judgement is undoubtedly part of my nature too. I reserve the right to express it, however, when and where I think it's appropriate.

Doesn't everyone?

I really like your thought-provoking questions.

Hope you have a great night!

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#254738 Aug 26, 2012
I understand your position, and personally agree that she can make any decisions she chooses; it's the heart of being pro-choice. But whether she invited or anticipated it, she opened up her life and its decisions to the camera on a national hook-up; people will have opinions and have a right to them. She's not an accidental celebrity like the pilot who rescued that plane in new york; she deliberately signed on to be famous on the basis of her family. She's not an actress or singer or other kind of entertainer; her family is literally all she has to offer.
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I agree with you about the kids of celebrities being the ones whose lives are not their own, and who are turned into celebrities themselves, perhaps against their wills, into the bargain. As I have never seen an episode of the television show, however, I guess I just don't feel qualified even to judge that.
My opinion on the personal responsibility to evince one's personal beliefs, rather than just claiming to have them, still holds - Mrs. Duggar, in my opinion, has not subjected herself to judgment I would otherwise withhold, had she made any other reproductive decision, simply by virtue of the fact that she is a television personality.
In other words, I don't judge any woman for her reproductive decisions, whether she is quietly getting an abortion, or proclaiming the fact that she is a mother 19 times over and trying for more. It's not my place to do so, and I don't care how many times it's pointed out to me that Mrs. Duggar is 'asking for it'.
She's not getting it from me.
As I've said before, these are just my observations. I don't expect anyone else to agree with them, as perspectives differ greatly from person to person. It's a wonderful world.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#254739 Aug 26, 2012
I'm a gay atheist; I get to judge people and be as bitchy as necessary in the process!

:)

To me, the problem isn't people judging her one way or the other; it's whether she allows those judgments to interfere with her choices or her happiness. In show business, you have to learn to ignore the critics and carry on with what one considers correct. If you let critics or the public influence you, they will eat you alive.
LadiLulu wrote:
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Now, now Peter. Don't go and speculate on the well-being of those kids. You're not permitted to judge the impact the Duggar's choices have had on their children.@@

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#254740 Aug 26, 2012
Your post is posted here. What does that tell you?
Slacker By Choice wrote:
Not an ounce of intelligence is posted in here.
1 post removed

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#254742 Aug 26, 2012
I'm loving the RNC is being attacked by tropical storms. Isn't that what pat robertson and others say is a mark of god's wrath against sinners?
elise in burque wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, that's easy...the Republican Party and those individuals are an ass.
Oh, yeah...IMO. Lol.

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#254743 Aug 26, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
I'm loving the RNC is being attacked by tropical storms. Isn't that what pat robertson and others say is a mark of god's wrath against sinners?
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Let's see how fast ol' Pat backpedals on that little theory, now.
Ocean56

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#254744 Aug 27, 2012
tomtom wrote:
Ah, do you see how fast the pagan proabort witches can turn on you. When you agree with them they love you. They love your moniker and anyhtng you say that "they' think attacks Christianity, Catholics and motherhood but when you deviate from the pagan "script", watch out.
Why do you think many like ladlulu have no opinion but just kiss the lesbain leaders arses.
You are defending a woman who has choosen to love motherhood and doesn't hate pregnanacy like Chaz Ocean. This woman has embraced her right to have children and love having children and love motherhood.
Actually, junior, women have the same right NOT to have children as they do to be mothers. Women also have the same right to stop reproducing after having just ONE child because they know their personal limitations and wisely choose not to test them.

Funny how you seem to miss THAT fact every time you put up another idiotic post. Then again, you make a habit of missing just about everything, so this is no surprise either.
Ocean56

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#254745 Aug 27, 2012
pupsilicious wrote:
You know God never gives one more than they can handle. We do not need artificial birth control. So trust in Him and you will be free and a lot happier.
I decide for MYSELF what I can and cannot handle, knutter, which I know ticks you religionist kooks off to no end. Too bad.

Furthermore, it isn't up to YOU or that toxic catholic church to decide for everyone what we do or don't need. If YOU don't believe in contraception, pop out as many kids as you want. Thank goodness I have the freedom to decide for MYSELF how many kids I will have (in my case, one) instead of having your toxic church make that choice FOR me.

“...sigh”

Since: Nov 09

Smithtown, NY

#254746 Aug 27, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>... In this situation, I found myself asking why would a group of people, who usually lack judgmental opinion concerning the reproductive choices of others, suddenly reverse that stance and begin judging this one?...!
Baloney.

This is completely and utterly untrue and out of line.

“...sigh”

Since: Nov 09

Smithtown, NY

#254747 Aug 27, 2012
John-K wrote:
<quoted text>
...
I appreciate the fact that you're able to perceive that you've not extended to the posters on here the "lack" of judgement you were so willing to grant to Mrs. Duggar.
This shows a degree of self consciousness that's "lacking," shall we say, in the rest of us when we "pontificate" about the motives of others with whom we happen to disagree...
...
I disagree, John. I am fully aware that I judge, and I judge freely, without regard for whether I agree with the individual on this particular subject.

Being PC doesn't mean being silent and not having an opinion on other reproductive choices. It simply means leaving the ultimate choice to the gestating female.

The OP is wrong and completely off-base.

pupsilicious

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#254748 Aug 27, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
BS. Many people who choose to commit suicide see no future because there isn't one, or at least one worth living. Every person decides the level of pain they can tolerate or are willing to tolerate. There decisions may not be what you like, but many are logical and not the result of mental illness.
When did your jesus say, only fu** at certain times of the month--OR that chastity is a gift?
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You are sick and demonic. There is always HOPE , EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT . You just gave a depressed person a green light to hurt themselves. YOU ARE SICK.

“Dan IS the Man”

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#254749 Aug 27, 2012
pupsilicious wrote:
<quoted text>The Duggers are millionaires were before they started the show. They can afford to have nineteen kids. They trust in God and not what society dictates. You know God never gives one more than they can handle. We do not need artificial birth control. So trust in Him and you will be free and a lot happier.
Since you're asking us to put our trust in an unseen mythical being, and let that being run our lives, show us some proof he exists.

If the Duggars were millionaires then why did Discovery Networks get contractors to donate their skills and time to finish their house for them? Why couldn't the Duggars pay them?

“Dan IS the Man”

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#254750 Aug 27, 2012
LadiLulu wrote:
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I wish them all the best.
I hope their money doesn't run out when the show peters out, as shows always do.
Of course G-d gives people more than they can handle, hun. Unfortunately, that's why some people commit suicide :(
By the way, if they use NFP they don't "trust in G-d." If they truly trusted in G-d they would use no birth control whatsoever.
"Of course G-d gives people more than they can handle, hun. Unfortunately, that's why some people commit suicide :("

I'm sure murder victims would be glad to know God didn't give them more than they can handle.

“Dan IS the Man”

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#254751 Aug 27, 2012
pupsilicious wrote:
<quoted text> I don't agree, a person who commits suicide has a mental disease, he or she assumes there is no future or whatever when in reality there is. These people are not well and cannot be responsible for their actions,I don't think the Duggars will run out of money, they are have a business that is very successful. And the Duggars are now preaching, people are paying them big bucks to speak, they are going to be around for many years. NFP is the only natural way to avoid having children and it is okay to use it. Along with NFP comes the gift of learning to be chaste . Remember Christ said *BE NOT AFRAID* He is always with us.
"I don't agree, a person who commits suicide has a mental disease, he or she assumes there is no future or whatever when in reality there is."

So how come God burdened them with a mental disease hmmm?

“Blessed Be”

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#254752 Aug 27, 2012
1 Brilliant Chicky wrote:
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How's that beautiful grandbaby??
He's amazing. Such a happy baby, all smiles, and growing like a crazy. And last weekend, we had two of the others here. Talk about a lot of fun!

How are yours doing?

“Dan IS the Man”

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#254753 Aug 27, 2012
LadiLulu wrote:
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Baloney.
This is completely and utterly untrue and out of line.
She's a hypocrite. She's complaining about people being judgmental while that's pretty much all she's been doing on here herself....being judgmental. She just tries to wrap her judgments in extreme verbosity.

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#254754 Aug 27, 2012
Kenose wrote:
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It really is a matter of perspective. You two are agreeing on what happens and are just using different words to describe it.
She doesn't realize that with saying "natural causes" that she is agreeing with me. As I said, there is always a "cause".

“Nasty Nana”

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#254755 Aug 27, 2012
Katie wrote:
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Well hang around a bit. You'll see the name-calling and cussing come from both sides. Some like to play educator and punish the entire class for one or two's consistent habit. Pink Floyd comes to mind when this happens.
Please do not misunderstand my dear, I don't mind cussing, but when the V-Twins argue their point of the "moral high ground" followed by a Holy Shit, I couldn't ask for a better way for the "other side" to prove my very point. Though, sadly, they are so clueless I don't feel much victory.
Kenose

Brooklyn, NY

#254756 Aug 27, 2012
pupsilicious wrote:
<quoted text>You are sick and demonic. There is always HOPE , EVERYONE IS IMPORTANT . You just gave a depressed person a green light to hurt themselves. YOU ARE SICK.
A person who hurts themselves doesn't need a "green light" from anyone to take action. They make the decision themselves.

Just because you believe something doesn't mean someone is "demonic" for thinking otherwise.

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