Abortion Debate - Memphis, TN

Discuss the national Abortion Debate in Memphis, TN.

When should abortion be legal?

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guest

Memphis, TN

#1 Jan 31, 2012
Murder is always murder.
Maggie

Memphis, TN

#2 Feb 18, 2012
Nobody has the right to use someone else's body, including an embryo. Abortion is a necessary right for every person that has the ability to become unwillingly pregnant.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#3 Feb 20, 2012
Maggie wrote:
Abortion is a necessary right for every person that has the ability to become unwillingly pregnant.
If you "opened up your legs" you've willingly agreed to get pregnant, allowing you did not use a preventative. Now, to make it worse, Obama wants insurance (?) to pay for "YOUR" mistake which means that we all have to pay for your mistake. Keep a dime locked between your damned knees and there won't be near as much problem! White or black..........
DJ

Memphis, TN

#4 Feb 21, 2012
Women don't give birth to a front end loader. It's obviously a baby.
DonJon

Memphis, TN

#5 Feb 21, 2012
Maggie wrote:
Nobody has the right to use someone else's body, including an embryo. Abortion is a necessary right for every person that has the ability to become unwillingly pregnant.
Maggie, wouldn't this be admitting that said embryo was a person?
Erica

Franklin, TN

#6 Feb 21, 2012
DonJon wrote:
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Maggie, wouldn't this be admitting that said embryo was a person?
Wow this forum is so calm...you should check out Cookeville...most are for abortion there and are quite nasty about it.
DonJon

Memphis, TN

#7 Feb 28, 2012
Erica wrote:
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Wow this forum is so calm...you should check out Cookeville...most are for abortion there and are quite nasty about it.
This is an issue that is charged with a lot of emotion for sure, but we can't have any useful discussion without some kind of civility. Glad you noticed!:)
lrrdm

Germantown, TN

#8 Mar 1, 2012
keep govt out of my uterus!!
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#9 Mar 5, 2012
Erica wrote:
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Wow this forum is so calm...you should check out Cookeville...most are for abortion there and are quite nasty about it.
People are not "FOR ABORTION" as you state. They are for the right for an adult to make that choice without interference from Bible thumpers,zealots,extremists,an d people who think they have the right to control another person's body and rights. They support the Roe v Wade decision that ended the hodgepodge of city,county,and state laws that differed from area to area. I stand by your right to think and express your beliefs but when you try to force them on people,you have overstepped the boundries. Good fences make good neighbors. You stay on your side on the fence and I will stay on mine and I don't want to see you up on that fence telling me how to run my side!

Since: Nov 11

Little Rock, AR

#11 Mar 9, 2012
should be the woman's choice...period
Maggie

Memphis, TN

#12 Aug 17, 2012
The Rogue wrote:
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If you "opened up your legs" you've willingly agreed to get pregnant, allowing you did not use a preventative. Now, to make it worse, Obama wants insurance (?) to pay for "YOUR" mistake which means that we all have to pay for your mistake. Keep a dime locked between your damned knees and there won't be near as much problem! White or black..........
Just because you jump in a lake doesn't mean you've consented to drowning. Nobody will stop you from receiving medical attention just because you knew the chance was there. There are many reasons to have sex, and reproducing is not everyone's reason. Also, the Guttmacher Institute shows that more than half the people that get abortions actually DID use birth control. They didn't agree to get pregnant.

If you have insurance, you are already helping pay for others' mistakes. I don't know if you realize this, but they're helping pay for yours, too. Any time you ride a bike without a helmet and get an injury, have a car accident because you didn't keep your distance, or just twist your ankle because you missed your step, you're costing someone money in your eyes. But that's okay because that's why we have insurance. Because people make mistakes and are injured.

And if you seriously think that I can't have sex without opening my legs, you're missing some of the best positions out there.
Maggie

Memphis, TN

#13 Aug 17, 2012
DonJon wrote:
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Maggie, wouldn't this be admitting that said embryo was a person?
It actually proves how unimportant the personhood argument is.

Situation 1: The embryo is not a person. The pregnant person is allowed to choose to remove it (just as we are allowed to remove human tissue already).

Situation 2: The embryo is a person. This new person must have constant consent to use another person's body. If the pregnant person does not consent, they have the right to remove the person.

If you wish to make abortion illegal because the embryo is given personhood, that will effectively make one person's "right to life" more important than another person's right to privacy and bodily autonomy. This will make forced organ donation legal. That's not what anyone wants, is it?
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#14 Aug 17, 2012
Maggie wrote:
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There are many reasons to have sex, and reproducing is not everyone's reason. Also, the Guttmacher Institute shows that more than half the people that get abortions actually DID use birth control. They didn't agree to get pregnant.

And if you seriously think that I can't have sex without opening my legs, you're missing some of the best positions out there.
"Excuse Please!"......there are only two reasons for having normal sex:(1) Reproduction and (2) It feels so damn good! It sounds like one of ya all don't know how to use any kind of "preventative." And again, if they didn't agree to it they should have kept their knees together ---TIGHT! As a male, I seriously doubt that I've missed any positions. Oh, maybe some over there in Japan but they're much smaller jointed than we are. LOL
Maggie

Memphis, TN

#15 Aug 18, 2012
I'm sure that there are tons of people who don't understand how to use preventatives, but that isn't their fault. When our schools lack comprehensive sex education and people are shamed for body curiosity, how do you expect people to learn? Google searches can only do so much (and can send you down some dangerous, incorrect alleys).

If you dislike abortion, fine. In that case, I'm so glad that you don't have the capability to get pregnant so you'll never have to have one. Unfortunately, some of us that do not want to be pregnant CAN get pregnant. Leave our bodies to us.

And way to completely ignore my part about consent. Having sex is not giving consent to a pregnancy any more than getting in a car is consent for dying in a wreck.
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#16 Aug 19, 2012
Maggie,....I do not dislike nor am I totally against abortion.(Damn!!/..like divorce, that sure is an ugly word.) Very simply put, if you stick your finger in water, your finger is going to get wet. Likewise, if a man sticks his "tooling" into a females "equipment" and neither of them uses any kind of precaution, sooner or later..........here comes the shotgun!! I know,'cause I saw the shotgun but very fortunate me,,,Whew!, she wasn't with child. Moral of the story: Men, keep your pecker dry and women, keep the dime between your knees!(or else....)
Maggie

Memphis, TN

#17 Aug 20, 2012
The Rogue wrote:
Maggie,....I do not dislike nor am I totally against abortion.(Damn!!/..like divorce, that sure is an ugly word.) Very simply put, if you stick your finger in water, your finger is going to get wet. Likewise, if a man sticks his "tooling" into a females "equipment" and neither of them uses any kind of precaution, sooner or later..........here comes the shotgun!! I know,'cause I saw the shotgun but very fortunate me,,,Whew!, she wasn't with child. Moral of the story: Men, keep your pecker dry and women, keep the dime between your knees!(or else....)
If your finger gets wet and you don't want it wet, you can dry it with a towel. If you get pregnant and you don't want to be pregnant, you can end it with an abortion. Nobody is claiming that consequences don't happen. We're saying that everyone has the right to deal with the consequences in their own way.

Stop sex shaming. And seriously, why keep using the knees reference if I have already told you that it doesn't make sense?
The Rogue

Olive Branch, MS

#18 Aug 22, 2012
Maggie wrote:
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If your finger gets wet and you don't want it wet, you can dry it with a towel. And seriously, why keep using the knees reference if I have already told you that it doesn't make sense?
Of course, both statements make sense to some people. They are simple statements of relativity and if you can't see that.......I should not be talking to you, period.

“regular or double stuffed?”

Since: Aug 10

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#19 Oct 6, 2012
Murder is murder. You can call it cells, embryos, a mass, whatever makes you feel better about it; you are taking another human being's life.

Since: Nov 11

Little Rock, AR

#20 Oct 7, 2012
same old 'murder' BS...do what you feel is right for you, but let others make their own choice...it's the woman's call its not like there is a shortage of babies that can't be carried for

Since: Nov 11

Little Rock, AR

#21 Oct 8, 2012
hey...I wasn't ryping in all caps...wtf

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