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The Iggy an editor?

And you it JUST RIGHT!!!  (Nov 15, 2007 | post #80)

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Story Chat is GONE

Hey Nick, I pulled out Kaelynn cause I already had the editor thing on there, and I already saw you listed as an editor on the editor's page.  (Nov 15, 2007 | post #3456)

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The Iggy an editor?

Here ya go Iggy. I'll keep you company. ;)  (Nov 15, 2007 | post #61)

Denver, CO

Trooper hit on I-76 dies from injuries

God Speed young man. My prayers are with you and your family, as well as with your collegues, who I'm sure will miss you very much.  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #1)

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2 Cops Hit By Truck on I76

Trooper Zach Templeton has died. He leaves behind a three year old girl. He was her only parent. :(  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #10)

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Ashley Tisdale & Zac Efron: Are They dating?

I was like, really bored like, and I felt like yanking a little chain like ;)  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #2379)

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Colorado Group Readies 'Roe vs Wade' Loophole - Ballot In...

The case against abortion of incest pregnancies is even stronger. Studies show that incest victims rarely ever voluntarily agree to an abortion.4 Instead of viewing the pregnancy as unwanted, the incest victim is more likely to see the pregnancy as a way out of the incestuous relationship because the birth of her child will expose the sexual activity. She is also likely to see in her pregnancy the hope of bearing a child with whom she can establish a true loving relationship, one far different than the exploitive relationship in which she has been trapped. But while the incest victim may treasure her pregnancy because it offers her hope of release, and the hope of finding a nurturing love, her pregnancy is a threat to the exploiter. It is also a threat to the pathological secrecy which may envelop other members of the family who are afraid to acknowledge that the abuse is occurring. Because of this dual threat, the victim may be coerced into an unwanted abortion by both the abuser and other family members. For example, Edith Young, a 12-year-old victim of incest impregnated by her stepfather, writes twenty-five years after the abortion of her child: "Throughout the years I have been depressed, suicidal, furious, outraged, lonely, and have felt a sense of loss... The abortion which was to 'be in my best interest' just has not been. As far as I can tell, it only 'saved their reputations,' 'solved their problems,' and 'allowed their lives to go merrily on.'... My daughter, how I miss her so. I miss her regardless of the reason for her conception." Abortion providers who ignore this evidence, and neglect to interview minors presented for abortion for signs of coercion or incest, are actually contributing to the young girl's victimization. They are not only robbing the victim of her child, they are concealing a crime, abetting a perpetrator, and handing the victim back to her abuser so that the exploitation can continue.  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #140)

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Colorado Group Readies 'Roe vs Wade' Loophole - Ballot In...

This experiential association between abortion and sexual assault is very strong for many women. It is especially strong for women who have a prior history of sexual assault, whether or not she is presently pregnant as the result of an assault.3 This is just one reason why women with a history of sexual assault are likely to experience greater distress during and after an abortion than other women. Second, research shows that after any abortion, it is common for women to experience guilt, depression, feelings of being "dirty," resentment of men, and lowered self-esteem. What is most significant is that these feelings are identical to what women typically feel after rape. Abortion, then, only adds to and accentuates the traumatic feelings associated with sexual assault. Rather than easing the psychological burdens of the sexual assault victim, abortion adds to them. This was the experience of Jackie Bakker, who reports: "I soon discovered that the aftermath of my abortion continued a long time after the memory of my rape had faded. I felt empty and horrible. Nobody told me about the pain I would feel deep within causing nightmares and deep depressions. They had all told me that after the abortion I could continue my life as if nothing had happened." Those encouraging abortion often do so because they are uncomfortable dealing with rape victims, or perhaps out of prejudice against victims whom they see as being "guilty for letting it happen." Wiping out the pregnancy is a way of hiding the problem. It is a "quick and easy" way to avoid dealing with the woman's true emotional, social and financial needs. According to Kathleen DeZeeuw, "I, having lived through rape, and also having raised a child 'conceived in rape,' feel personally assaulted and insulted every time I hear that abortion should be legal because of rape and incest. I feel that we're being used by pro-abortionists to further the abortion issue, even though we've not been asked to tell our side."  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #139)

Denver, CO

Colorado Group Readies 'Roe vs Wade' Loophole - Ballot In...

Several reasons are given for not aborting. First, approximately 70 percent of all women believe abortion is immoral, even though many also feel it should be a legal choice for others. Approximately the same percentage of pregnant rape victims believe abortion would be just another act of violence perpetrated against their bodies and their children. Second, some believe that their child's life may have some intrinsic meaning or purpose which they do not yet understand. This child was brought into their lives by a horrible, repulsive act. But perhaps God, or fate, will use the child for some greater purpose. Good can come from evil. Third, victims of assault often become introspective. Their sense of the value of life and respect for others is heightened. They have been victimized, and the thought that they in turn might victimize their own innocent child through abortion is repulsive. Fourth, at least at a subconscious level, the victim may sense that if she can get through the pregnancy, she will have conquered the rape. By giving birth, she can reclaim some of her lost self-esteem. Giving birth, especially when conception was not desired, is a totally selfless act, a generous act, a display of courage, strength and honor. It is proof that she is better than the rapist. While he was selfish, she can be generous. While he was destroying, she can be nurturing. If giving birth builds self respect, what about abortion? This is a question which most people fail to even consider. Instead, most people assume that an abortion will at least help a rape victim put the assault behind her and go on with her life. But in jumping to this conclusion, the public is adopting an unrealistic view of abortion. Abortion is not some magical surgery which turns back time to make a woman "un-pregnant. " Instead, it is a real life event which is always very stressful and often traumatic. Once we accept that abortion is itself an event with ramifications on a woman's life, then we must carefully look at the special circumstances of the pregnant rape victim. Will an abortion truly console her, or will it only cause further injury to her already bruised psyche? In answering this question, it is helpful to begin by noting that many women report that their abortions felt like a degrading and brutal form of medical rape.2 This association between abortion and rape is not hard to understand. Abortion involves a painful examination of a woman's sexual organs by a masked stranger who is invading her body. Once she is on the operating table, she loses control over her body. If she protests and asks for the abortionist to stop, she will likely be ignored or told: "It's too late to change your mind. This is what you wanted. We have to finish now." And while she lies there tense and helpless, the life hidden within her is literally sucked out of her womb. The difference? In a sexual rape, a woman is robbed of her purity; in this medical rape she is robbed of her maternity.  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #137)

Denver, CO

Colorado Group Readies 'Roe vs Wade' Loophole - Ballot In...

Riye's Story* I am an Inuk from NWT and I am about to have an abortion tomorrow morning Friday, July 9, 2004. I am (14) fourteen weeks along. I did not want to go through this abortion procedure. But due to an abusive inter-racial relationship, I felt like I had no choice but to go ahead with it. I don't want to bring up a child and explain to him or her that the father of my baby was extremely dangerous, violent man and in and out of jail for physically abusing others. As much as it hurts me go through with this, I think it is best for everyone to let the baby go. Words for my unborn baby: Please forgive me for what I am about to do to you, my baby. It is for the best and I love you already and I will always think of you for the rest of my life. I am numb and scared but I know this is the right thing to do. Love you always. MOM xxx/ooo  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #135)

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Colorado Group Readies 'Roe vs Wade' Loophole - Ballot In...

Nikki's Story I was having a terminal pregnancy. I was almost 5 mnths before found out I was pregnant, because I got pregant while on birth control (Ortha Evra Patches). I was having such pains to the point I could not walk nore move. I don't believe in abortion as a method of birth control. I had to go out of state to get it done and I paid almost $2000 for a two-day abortion. Nikki September 2004  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #134)

Denver, CO

Colorado Group Readies 'Roe vs Wade' Loophole - Ballot In...

AJ's Story Hi , I am just writing you to help any one that may end up in my shoes. When I was 17 years old, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer then I found out I was pregnant .I also had a 2-year-old daughter my mother was helping me raise. My doctor gave me three options on my pregnancy: stop treating the cancer and try to carry the baby full term and with this if I made it to full term to have it, I would die after giving birth. Second option: have the baby early and a hysterectomy - the baby may not make it and I would never have another baby, or my third option: terminate the pregnancy and have a baby later. So, I choose to terminate the pregnancy - it was a hard choose to make and a very emotional day. When I went to the clinic my mother went with me. I was only twelve and a half weeks pregnant, so they gave me a local and did the termination. But when I was on that table, all I could do was cry - it hurt so bad I thought maybe I made the wrong choose. I know now that I made the right choose - my health has been fine for four years and I can try now to have another child. I have also seen my daughter grow up - she is six now and I could have missed seeing her grow up and being there for her if I would have made a different choose. Thanks to every one that made it possible for me to have a choose!! AJ November 2003  (Oct 12, 2007 | post #133)

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LaLa Land

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My Son

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I'm a nurse

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Other peoples' hearts

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romantic men, saving lives, chocolate

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cerebrospinal fluid

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