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The "Pro Abortion" Argument

  
By:  Gordy327  •  3 years ago  •  208 comments


The "Pro Abortion" Argument
“What we need in the world is to grow a culture where we value women. If we valued women as full human beings, we would not be having the [abortion] debate.” –CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

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Let me make it clear from the start, I am not "pro-abortion." In other words, I am not advocating women should or must have an abortion. Anyone who has read my posts on the subject of abortion knows I am pro-choice. I have consistently said that the decision to continue a pregnancy or not is strictly and entirely a woman's choice. Neither is it anyone else's decision, business, or concern! But there are those who erroneously equate pro-choice with "pro-abortion," either out of ignorance or probably as a derogatory dig at pro-choice individuals. I have heard arguments made on both sides of the abortion debate. But I have never heard a "pro-abortion" argument. If there are those who are indeed "pro-abortion," they are likely on the fringe and not mainstream or are otherwise silent on the issue. In response to anti-abortionists who want to forcibly take away or severely restrict a woman's right to choose (I have not seen a rational reason why abortion should be restricted before viability), I came up with a "pro-abortion" argument. I have tried to present a general argument (specifics of the argument and its points can be saved for the discussion) based on practical reasoning. 

1. You (a woman) have a right to choose. Exercise that right! This is more a matter of personal choice rather than simply telling someone "You should get an abortion." It's not so much a pro-abortion stance as it is a reminder of the individual rights one is free to exercise or not.  People have the right to vote and every election, some will say "exercise your right to vote," or "go out and vote," or something to that effect. A woman has the right to choose, and she should also exercise that right. In this context however, the implication is a woman should choose to have an abortion, since she has the right to begin with. With voting, you shouldn't let a vote go to waste. Likewise, with abortion, you shouldn't let an abortion go to waste. But it's really up to the woman.

  2. Abortion will reduce economic strain: Let's face it, raising children is expensive and if one is not financially secure enough before having them, they risk becoming or continuing to be impoverished. This causes a lower standard of living and quality of life for both mother and child. If a woman is forced to continue a pregnancy while she has inadequate resources to be self-sufficient, then there is risk of financial, social, emotional, educational, and physical harm to both mother and child. According to the USDA (2015), "a family will spend approximately $12,980 annually per child in a middle-income ($59,200-$107,400), two-child, married-couple family." That's not even counting expenses towards college. This may not be so much an issue for those earning a higher wage, but it is an issue for lower to middle income individuals, where some people live paycheck to paycheck and every penny counts. Factoring in child costs (food, clothing, education, healthcare, ect.) can break the proverbial bank. Economic costs is one factor women might take into consideration when deciding on abortion. Can they afford to have a child? Sometimes, the answer is no.

 According to the US Census Bureau, there are over 10 million children living in poverty in this country (365 million in the world). Why add to that number by forcing women to give birth if they do not have adequate means to support children? Poverty can adversely affect the growth, development, health, and wellbeing of a child. Abortions will help reduce that and reduce financial burdens and difficulties. For those that do have a child, they may rely on government assistance, which economically impacts the taxpayers and probably doesn't boost income by a large amount. In effect, a child might grow up poor, and probably in a poor neighborhood with limited means and opportunities. Parental opportunities might also be limited, as time and energy are now used to earn a living wage and pay the bills. Therefore, having an abortion can break one's fall into or cycle of poverty and make life better for them. If a woman chooses to have a child later, then she might be in a stronger economic position at that time to have a better life for herself and the child. By the way, the majority of abortions are from women with limited means.

  3. Adoption is not always the answer: I have often heard anti-abortionists say a woman can simply give her child up for adoption if she doesn't want it or that adoption is a better alternative than abortion (as if that solves everything?). But that is naive and not always the case. Don't get me wrong, adoption is great and all the more power to those who do adopt. But adding more kids into the system does not solve the problem of where to put children. It makes the problem grow.  Let's say a woman decides to give her child up for adoption. Well, the child still needs to be housed, fed, clothed, cared for, ect., right? Well guess what, that's going to cost you. They might be placed in foster care until adoption occurs, assuming they even get adopted. Foster care also requires recruiting individuals to be foster parents along with all associated costs. In addition, not all foster care environments [ special thanks to fellow NTer mocowgirl  for the information ] are benevolent or altruistic in nature. According to the Administration for Children & Families (ACF) , there are an estimated 407,000 children in foster care and 117,000 waiting to be adopted. Clearly there are not enough people able or willing to adopt. Abortion will help bring those numbers down. So it is a practical solution. 

4. Overpopulation is a problem. As the human population grows, it places a great strain on resources and the environment. According to the US Census Bureau , the current world population is around 7.9 billion with 333 million in the US (the 3rd most populated country in the world). Humans require a lot of resources to not only live, but to have a decent quality of life. As the population grows, humans encroach on or destroy natural habitats and consume farmed, mined, or other natural resources until the environment is destroyed. This is why we see vast swaths of land, forests, jungles, seas, ect decimated or disappearing. Humans also produce a lot of pollution, which only harms the environment and other humans. 

5. Quality over quantity: The more people there are, the more demand for resources (food and materials), jobs, housing, education, healthcare, ect there is. As all of these things and more come in greater demand, the less there is to go around adequately for everyone. As a result, the quality of life suffers. The previous points mentioned all feed into this paradigm. One only needs to look at areas with a large population density to see this effect. Having children or forcing women to remain pregnant will not alleviate this effect. It will only be exacerbated. So if you want to do your part to help yourself, others, and possibly the world, get an abortion.

I'm sure there are other reasons to support a "pro-abortion" argument which I missed. Feel free to present them. I might include them in the argument list. I'm sure some reactions will be dismissive or possibly hostile. But all thoughts on the matter are welcome. Just mind the CoC please. Thank you.

6. Abortion is safer for a woman than a full-term pregnancy and delivery . Pregnancy and childbirth can be fraught with potential complications, some of which can be life threatening. According to an article [Thank you to fellow NTer sandy-2021492 for the article reference] in Obstetrics & Gynecology (2012) , " Legal induced abortion is markedly safer than childbirth. The risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortion. Similarly, the overall morbidity associated with childbirth exceeds that with abortion ." Abortions are generally safe, easy, and quick, especially in the earlier stages of pregnancy. Choosing to end a pregnancy can be as simple as taking a pill. 


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Gordy327
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1  author  Gordy327    3 years ago

It cannot be overstated enough: abortion is a woman's choice, and that choice is hers alone and no one else's business.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Gordy327 @1    3 years ago

The first point I can agree with and have stated such elsewhere..

The rest are a eugenics argument, which puts the ideal directly into the population control theories of Margret Sanger and her racist brethren...

simple math... 

Rights of women 1: Population control 4:

I guess the rights of women lose in that game...

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1    3 years ago
The rest are a eugenics argument, which puts the ideal directly into the population control theories of Margret Sanger and her racist brethren...

Not at all. They are real world concerns and considerations one can take when choosing to continue a pregnancy or not.

I guess the rights of women lose in that game.

The rights of women definitely lose if Row is overturned or significantly restricted.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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1.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.1    3 years ago
They are real world concerns and considerations one can take when choosing to continue a pregnancy or not.

A woman can consider anything in making her choice, as it is an individual choice, and if she makes such to forward a political population control agenda I suppose that is just as well.... It IS her choice after all...

But population control IS an external political consideration, a consideration that has nothing to do with the ability to choose abortion itself...

This is one of the things the religious object to vehemently, Population control through abortion... Margret Sangers philosophy centered around birth control not abortion...   Initially she advocated that the responsibility for birth control should remain with able-minded individual parents rather than the state...  Later, she proposed that "Permits for parenthood shall be issued upon application by city, county, or state authorities to married couples," but added that the requirement should be implemented by state advocacy and reward for complying, not enforced by punishing anyone for violating it....

(Sanger, Margaret (1921),  "The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda" Birth Control Review , The New York Women's Publishing Company,  5  (10), p. 5 – via  The Margaret Sanger Papers Project )

Margaret Sanger opposed abortion and sharply distinguished it from birth control. She believed that the latter is a fundamental right of women and the former is a shameful crime.

(Lader, Lawrence (1995).  A Private Matter: RU486 and the Abortion Crisis . Prometheus Books.  ISBN   9781573920124 .)

In 1916, when she opened her first birth control clinic, she was employing harsh rhetoric against abortion. Flyers she distributed to women exhorted them in all capitals: "Do not kill, do not take life, but prevent."...

[ (Sanger, ] [ ] ] Margaret (1931).  My Fight for Birth Control . Farrar [ [ ] [ & ] Rinehart.  ASIN   B0045FG280 .)

Sanger's patients at that time were told "that abortion was the wrong way—no matter how early it was performed it was taking life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way—it took a little time, a little trouble, but it was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun."

(Sanger, Margaret (1938).  Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography . W. W. Norton.  ISBN   0-486-43492-3 OCLC   00700090 .)

Sanger consistently distanced herself from any calls for legal access to abortion, arguing that legal access to contraceptives would remove the need for abortion.

[ (At ] this time several other prominent advocates for birth control, such as  Lawrence Lader Frederick J. Taussig , and  William J. Robinson , saw contraception and abortion as being inextricably linked, and were calling for legalization of abortion. See  Lader, Lawrence (1995).  A Private Matter: RU486 and the Abortion Crisis . Prometheus Books. pp.  36–39 ISBN   9781573920124 . ;  Taussig, Frederick J. (1936).  Abortion, Spontaneous and Induced: Medical and Social Aspects . C. V. Mosby.  OCLC   00400798 . ; and  Robinson, William J. (1931).  Doctor Robinson and Saint Peter: How Dr. Robinson Entered the Heavenly Gates and Became St. Peter's Assistant . Eugenics Publishing Company.  ASIN   B000R7V5XW . .)

Ann Hibner Koblitz  has argued that Sanger's anti-abortion stance contributed to the further stigmatization of abortion and impeded the growth of the broader reproductive rights movement.

[ (Koblitz, ] Ann Hibner (2014).  Sex and Herbs and Birth Control: Women and Fertility Control Through the Ages . Kovalevskaia Fund.  ISBN   9780989665506 .)

While Margaret Sanger condemned abortion as a method of family limitation, she was not opposed to abortion intended to save a woman's life.

(Sanger, Margaret (January 27, 1932).  "The Pope's Position on Birth Control" The Nation 135  (3473): 102–104.)

Furthermore, in 1932, Margaret Sanger directed the Clinical Research Bureau to start referring patients to hospitals for therapeutic abortions when indicated by an examining physician.

(Chesler, Ellen (1992).  Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America . New York: Simon and Schuster.  ISBN   978-1-4165-4076-2 .)

She also advocated for birth control so that the pregnancies that led to therapeutic abortions could be prevented in the first place.

(Sanger, Margaret (March 1919). "Why Not Birth Control Clinics in America?" . American Medicine : 164–167.)

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So the women who was the prime motivator for Birth Control in America and one of the founders of Planned Parenthood was a dedicated anti-abortionist, except when the mothers life was at risk... She did not like the Nazi ideal of eugenics nor the American ideal of eugenics, population control thru abortion... She stood out against the racial ideals of eugenics as well although she readily accepted the financial support of the KKK... (and gave birth control lectures to their groups)

Your arguments on population control are not what planned parenthood advocates, it is a political ideal not a parenthood ideal...

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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1.1.3  Nowhere Man  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.1    3 years ago
The rights of women definitely lose if Row is overturned or significantly restricted.

Look at your title, your arguing the "Pro-Abortion" position, NOT the "Pro-Choice" position....

So your piggybacking a political population control stance, on the women right of choice stance...

this create conflict because those two stances do not aim for the same thing...

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1.3    3 years ago
Look at your title, your arguing the "Pro-Abortion" position, NOT the "Pro-Choice" position....

Did you bother to read the opening paragraph explaining my position and why I wrote the article?

So your piggybacking a political population control stance, on the women right of choice stance...

If that's what you think, then the article went right over your head.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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1.1.5  Nowhere Man  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.4    3 years ago
If that's what you think, then the article went right over your head.

Actually no it didn't.. You also said this..

I have tried to present a general argument (specifics of the argument and its points can be saved for the discussion) based on practical reasoning. 

I'm on the general specifics as you mention in that same opening paragraph, this sets the bounds of the discussion... I'm WELL within the bounds YOU set for the discussion...

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Gordy327
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1.1.6  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1.5    3 years ago
I'm on the general specifics as you mention in that same opening paragraph, this sets the bounds of the discussion... I'm WELL within the bounds YOU set for the discussion...

What specifics? You immediately jumped to a eugenics conclusion.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.1.7  Tacos!  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.6    3 years ago

Nowhere Man is right. You didn’t make a choice argument. You declared in the first “argument” that women have the choice to abort a pregnancy without stating how or why they have that choice, or why they should have that right. Numbers 2-5 are basically about how abortion benefits society, the economy, etc, and 6 is just the observation that abortion is safer for the woman than pregnancy. Your points aren’t about justifying the choice.

Many things might benefit society and the economy, but that doesn’t give someone the right to take specific actions.

The debate over abortion choice rights has always been about its relationship/opposition to the rights of the developing fetus. If it were just about a woman’s rights to choose stuff, we’d also be talking about a woman’s right to choose where she goes, what she wears, what she eats, what she buys, and so on.

Historically, a woman often need the permission of her husband or father to do many things. Thankfully, those days appear to be behind us and women are free to choose all sorts of things. The abortion choice is unique.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.8  author  Gordy327  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.7    3 years ago
You didn’t make a choice argument.

I never said it was a choice argument. The article is specifically a "pro-abortion" argument. I included choice as that is an option on the table.

Numbers 2-5 are basically about how abortion benefits society, the economy, etc, and 6 is just the observation that abortion is safer for the woman than pregnancy.

Yes, and? I think I made that abundantly clear. Abortion can also benefit the individual in addition to society and such.

Your points aren’t about justifying the choice.

I never said they were, nor was that the intention. They are simply practical reasons to support or promote abortion. A woman need not justify anything to anyone if she chooses to have an abortion. 

but that doesn’t give someone the right to take specific actions.

What specific actions do you mean?

The debate over abortion choice rights has always been about its relationship/opposition to the rights of the developing fetus.

A fetus has no rights. Neither is there any way of granting such rights without removing the established rights of the woman. Some go on and on about fetal rights, but ignore a woman's rights. They basically think rights should be traded like a commodity.

Historically, a woman often need the permission of her husband or father to do many things. Thankfully, those days appear to be behind us and women are free to choose all sorts of things.

Yes, and it is good that those days are behind us. The problem is, some want to go back to those days.

The abortion choice is unique.

It is unique to the woman. But it must always remain a choice.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.9  Veronica  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.8    3 years ago
Yes, and it is good that those days are behind us. The problem is, some want to go back to those days.

My niece had to have her husband sign off when she wanted to get her tubal after her 3rd child, so those days are not behind us.

 
 
 
Tacos!
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1.1.10  Tacos!  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.8    3 years ago
I never said it was a choice argument. The article is specifically a "pro-abortion" argument.

Ok, fair enough. I guess I haven’t had enough caffeine. So within that context, I think a complete argument considers the cons and not just the pros.

A fetus has no rights.

When you declare that a woman has the right to chose, or that the fetus has no rights, are you making a legal observation only? Should that be the limit of the discussion? Or should we be open to a broader discussion of what is “right” or what ought to be? Because I think the reality of the actual debate is more expansive than what is legal.

In 5 or 6 months, the Supreme Court may change their legal opinion of who has what rights. If it does, then statements like, “a woman has the right to choose” or “a fetus has no rights” may no longer be legally true.

Neither is there any way of granting such rights without removing the established rights of the woman.

I don’t think there is any other way of getting at the core of the problem. One of them has to lose out, at least a little. We often say that a situation is not zero sum game, but this one kind of is.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.11  author  Gordy327  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.10    3 years ago
I guess I haven’t had enough caffeine.

I know your pain. There is no worse feeling than being uncaffinated. 

I think a complete argument considers the cons and not just the pros.

Considering the argument is making a pro case, it wouldn't help my case to include cons. But I'm open to entertaining them.

When you declare that a woman has the right to chose, or that the fetus has no rights, are you making a legal observation only?

No, a legal fact. Women have the established legal right to choose and there are no established or enumerated legal rights for the unborn.

Should that be the limit of the discussion?

It never has been.

Or should we be open to a broader discussion of what is “right” or what ought to be?

What one might consider "right" is quite subjective.

Because I think the reality of the actual debate is more expansive than what is legal.

It's about individual rights  and autonomy.

In 5 or 6 months, the Supreme Court may change their legal opinion of who has what rights. If it does, then statements like, “a woman has the right to choose” or “a fetus has no rights” may no longer be legally true.

That would set a very dangerous precedent.

I don’t think there is any other way of getting at the core of the problem. One of them has to lose out, at least a little. We often say that a situation is not zero sum game, but this one kind of is.

It is impossible to grant rights to both. Women are already born individuals with legal rights and autonomy, The unborn is not. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.12  author  Gordy327  replied to  Veronica @1.1.9    3 years ago
so those days are not behind us.

Unfortunately. But I suspect a sign off was requested or required by the doctor as a legal protection for himself. Because you know a woman might change her mind, right? jrSmiley_9_smiley_image.gif Dr. Ligation doesn't want to risk litigation.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.13  Veronica  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.12    3 years ago
Because you know a woman might change her mind, right?

Yep, just like my single daughter wasn't allowed a tubal even though a pregnancy could kill her because she had no kids and was not yet 30.  She is not the mothering type & she knows it, she does not like children. She was told she would change her mind and love babies - has never happened.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.1.14  sandy-2021492  replied to  Veronica @1.1.13    3 years ago

One of the women in my office had to fight to have a tubal.  She'd already had 2 kids, and knew she didn't want any more.  The doctor asked her "What if one of them dies?"  She asked if another baby would be the same as the child who'd died in his hypothetical, and if he considered children to be interchangeable.  He didn't have an answer to that.  She got her tubal.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.15  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.1.14    3 years ago

What I like is that they do not consider that women that have children might change their mind also, but we only worry about the women that decide not to have children. As if they are less some how...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.1.16  sandy-2021492  replied to  Veronica @1.1.15    3 years ago
As if they are less some how...

Ding, ding, ding!

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.17  author  Gordy327  replied to  Veronica @1.1.15    3 years ago
She asked if another baby would be the same as the child who'd died in his hypothetical, and if he considered children to be interchangeable.  He didn't have an answer to that. 

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.18  CB  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.6    3 years ago

Yes, Nowhere Man steered the discussion onto the grounds of a right-wing talking point about Margaret Sanger. As if girls and women affected by abortion today will be affected by eugenics (or other such "attachments") in any way.  Yes, he continues in doing that!

 
 
 
Dulay
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1.1.19  Dulay  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1.2    3 years ago
But population control IS an external political consideration, a consideration that has nothing to do with the ability to choose abortion itself...

Population control of ones own family is an 'internal' consideration. Half of the women who have an abortion already have at least one child. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.20  author  Gordy327  replied to  CB @1.1.18    3 years ago
Yes, Nowhere Man steered the discussion onto the grounds of a right-wing talking point about Margaret Sanger.

That seems to be a recurring tactic when one has no logical argument to make.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.21  author  Gordy327  replied to  Dulay @1.1.19    3 years ago
Population control of ones own family is an 'internal' consideration. Half of the women who have an abortion already have at least one child. 

Population control via affecting the birth rate is not a bad thing, despite some views or attempts to vilify it. Why we need an increasing population is beyond me. We can't even take care of the population we already have.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.22  CB  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.8    3 years ago
The abortion choice is unique.
It is unique to the woman. But it must always remain a choice.

This is not specifically attached to Tacos! comment in any way, but sooner or later the same some conservatives who are meddling in the affairs of civil abortion policy will turn to meddling in the affairs of girls and women as it relates to loving a child they did not wish or plan to 'deliver' in the first place!

I am reminded of these same some conservatives admonishing and "damning' homosexuals men and women to marry instead of being permanently single—the opposite sex!

Fools! What good is that for the opposite partner and for off-spring being involved in an 'eternal' emotionally draining where a 'third-party' is always in the background?

Quality over quantity.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.23  CB  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.10    3 years ago
I think a complete argument considers the cons and not just the pros.

TRUE.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.24  CB  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.10    3 years ago
I don’t think there is any other way of getting at the core of the problem. One of them has to lose out, at least a little. We often say that a situation is not zero sum game, but this one kind of is.

It is called compromised. The girl or woman has an interest in child-birithing, child-rearing, and child-loving (for a lifetime). The state has an interest in the community of standards of decency.

What some conservatives are doing is an attempt to re-institute standards of ideological puritanism of old. That is, girls and women, should model modesty and be 'covered' by some boy or man through a life-long relationship.

Girls and women wanted 'out' of the gilded cage (encumbrances and limitations) of the age of puritanism in the United States.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.25  author  Gordy327  replied to  CB @1.1.23    3 years ago

The article presents a pro side. I'm open to hearing the con side. The question is, will a counterpoint be offered rationally and practically, or subjective and emotionally based?

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.26  CB  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.11    3 years ago
In 5 or 6 months, the Supreme Court may change their legal opinion of who has what rights. If it does, then statements like, “a woman has the right to choose” or “a fetus has no rights” may no longer be legally true.
That would set a very dangerous precedent.

Which is why J. SOTOMAYER commented on the court's possible (probable?) impositioning next year as "stench" from a political angle. Courts of law are SUPPOSED to look at the merits and be blind to the quantity of their 'order' to place a judgement upon which people must live.

To say that a fetus ought to be allowed to develop and cross-over into this world simply because science has improved its likelihood, says nothing for the willingness of the girl or woman to deliver, raise, and emotionally attach herself (not abandon) to it. These are real-world matters which can result in many 'shades' of attitudes and actions by females living through their child-bearing years!

That is there are real-world consequences which led to a NEED for an abortion ruling such as we have on the books in the first place. Consult history.

 
 
 
Dulay
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1.1.27  Dulay  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.21    3 years ago

Women all over the world make that decision all the time. They may want a gaggle of kids but make the choice to limit the size of their family in the hope of raising their existing children to the best of their ability. Gone are the days when women had 10 or more kids, some of whom died before they themselves met an early grave. My father was one of 13. He had almost 30 cousins from three uncles. My grandmother died when she was 52.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.28  CB  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.25    3 years ago

I agree. This being a comment board, I can accept why many do not present both sides for the sake of expediency. Still it bears up that formal debate it is necessary for debaters to demonstrate (to an "audience") that they understand the contours of their opponents position/s.

I write this by way of discussion only. Not as to "preach" or teach here.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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1.1.29  sandy-2021492  replied to  Dulay @1.1.27    3 years ago

My parents were both from large families.  Mom was 1 of 13, with 8 surviving to adulthood.  Dad was 1 of 10, with all surviving to adulthood.  My mom's oldest sister had to drop out of high school to help take care of her younger siblings.  Both of my grandmothers had to do the same.  That led to resentment, and to my grandmother feeling trapped in an abusive marriage (she eventually divorced him and married my grandfather), and to my aunt being forced to stay married to a man who was repeatedly unfaithful and who ran up a lot of debt supporting his mistresses.

Their families were close, and still are, but it was not a good situation for the girls.  They had no opportunities, because they were parenting their siblings when they should have been getting an education.

My dad's family was reasonably well off.  My mom's family was dirt poor.  Mom's father died when she was 11, leaving his wife (with no education, remember) with 8 kids to support on her own, raising sugar cane as a cash crop.  It was a hard existence.

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.30  CB  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.1.29    3 years ago

And it is accounts similar to this and a lifetime of my own as a single homosexual man (with Christian over-pinnings) which permits me to understand that these some conservatives are just a bunch of hypocrites! Literally, as we have a go on this here, people are living MISERABLE lives trying to please narrow-minded people who only want what they want out of life—frp everybody else!

It is a sad commentary on this world that ignorant, selfish people can wield so much power over other people (most of the time)!

Miserable sorts who can't fix what is wrong with the Church "state," so they move out into regular politics and interfere with the surrounding world. It's a cheap distraction for the right-wing Church and for those secular some conservatives who don't care about religion, but do like control over women writ-large.

It is time women start calling these people out: Front and Center! Women start campaigning actively against every form of pill created to fix (end) erectile dysfunction (ED)—make those old farts have to find natural remedies for their 'wilted' friend! That should give them plenty to "busybody" over!

I'm serious. Really. Start a serious campaign to cancel erection dysfunction pill "power" and watch these mealy-mouthed double-talkers shut the "heav—" up!

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.31  Krishna  replied to  Veronica @1.1.9    3 years ago

Her husband had to approve?

Just curious...where were they living at the time...Saudi Arabia?

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1.32  XXJefferson51  replied to  CB @1.1.18    3 years ago

Abortion is and always be a form of eugenics.  There is no moral justification whatsoever for having one except to save the life of the mother or in the event of severe enough deformity to cause no quality of life at all.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1.33  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.21    3 years ago

Yes we can.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.1.34  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.25    3 years ago

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XXJefferson51
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1.1.35  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.11    3 years ago
In 5 or 6 months, the Supreme Court may change their legal opinion of who has what rights. If it does, then statements like, “a woman has the right to choose” or “a fetus has no rights” may no longer be legally true.

I certainly hope and pray 🙏 for that result!  

 
 
 
CB
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1.1.36  CB  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1.32    3 years ago

And how the "heaven" do you know that, "Jefferson"? Anybody 'taken' you unwillingly that you wish to share with the group? Got any unplanned and unwanted  descendants or teens in your household?

You can SAY talking points all day long, but ideology is bull patty. Time to get practical. Especially with the realization that we are not all some conservatives and we are not all trying or intending to live your worldview!

And I know damn well you did not just try to tell me about moral justification, when you support an evil 'clown' for president of the United States who aided in an insurrection, indirectly got Ashley Babbitt killed for trying to traverse a blockaded entryway in the national capitol, and who did not have the integrity to apologize to the nation as its head for having gotten everything wrong about what it means to be a decent, responsible, sensible president and human being! Don't you dare to try to spar with me over right and wrong, Jefferson! You will lose that round 'bigly.'

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.37  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1.35    3 years ago
I certainly hope and pray 🙏 for that result!  

Well of course you do. Never mind how it will negatively affect women.

Abortion is and always be a form of eugenics.

Hyperbole.

 There is no moral justification whatsoever for having one except to save the life of the mother or in the event of severe enough deformity to cause no quality of life at all.  

No one need justify anything when choosing to have an abortion.

No point in offering such a thing as the pro aborts here would severely censor and delete as they would be biased and call whatever pro lifers say about the societal evil that is abortion is “inflammatory” as they have no sense of fairness whatsoever ever on this issue

Spare me the meta. It's obvious you have nothing to offer other than emotionally based tripe, as your previous statements demonstrate.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.38  Veronica  replied to  Krishna @1.1.31    3 years ago

No, actually NYS.  I think it was as Gordy says - the doctor covering their ass.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.39  author  Gordy327  replied to  Veronica @1.1.38    3 years ago

That is indeed what I said. Docs fear lawsuits, even if a suit has no merit. Getting approval from all parties is an insurance policy for the doc.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.40  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.1.14    3 years ago

I didn't have to fight for mine. Maybe it was because I was 33 and had 2 children or maybe it was because I was in the military. I was the only one who made decisions for me. And I think the military knew it was cheaper than paying for a 3rd C-section and hospital stay

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.41  Trout Giggles  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1.32    3 years ago

Well, looky there...you do have exceptions

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.42  Krishna  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.1.32    3 years ago
Abortion is and always be a form of eugenics.  There is no moral justification whatsoever for having one except to save the life of the mother or in the event of severe enough deformity to cause no quality of life at all.  

If I understand you correctly-- does that mean that you approve of abortion (AKA "a form of eugenics")...at least in some cases?

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.43  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.41    3 years ago
Well, looky there...you do have exceptions

you notice he neglected to mention rape or incest. shocking isn't it...

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.1.44  author  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @1.1.43    3 years ago
shocking isn't it...

No. No it isn't.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.45  Tessylo  replied to  Tacos! @1.1.7    3 years ago
"Nowhere Man is right."

No, not now, nor ever.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.46  Tessylo  replied to  Gordy327 @1.1.25    3 years ago
subjective and emotionally based

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @1    3 years ago

to hear these fucking pro-life morons tell it, every abortion occurs 30 minutes before natural delivery. despite defying any logic or reason, along with decades of collected statistics, it's religious bullshit that they so happily swallow. it's time to put this 5 decade old issue to rest once and for all. the social breakdown of opinion is very clear, 2/3's of america are pro-choice and the rest need to mind their own business and stick their noses back into their bibles.

as somebody with alternative plumbing and really no vote, my feelings on pro choice revert back to the constitutional basics. I believe every american deserves the freedom of bodily autonomy, with all the common sense disclaimers attached to that statement. but my primary concern is the unconstitutional attempts of religious activists to impose their particular version of religious dogma in a secular society or government. that is a line for me that they should not cross without the incredibly high risk of serious consequences. in this day and age, anyone that is for removing individual freedom from 51% of the voters, deserves what they get later. I don't speak for anyone else here, but no thumper is ever going to tell me or mine what to do in a secular america.

 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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1.2.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  devangelical @1.2    3 years ago

Interesting...

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @1.2    3 years ago
to hear these fucking pro-life morons tell it, every abortion occurs 30 minutes before natural delivery.

I have little doubt there are some who actually believe that would happen if abortion restrictions were relaxed or removed altogether.

it's religious bullshit that they so happily swallow.

And then regurgitate on the rest of us.

the social breakdown of opinion is very clear, 2/3's of america are pro-choice and the rest need to mind their own business and stick their noses back into their bibles.

Indeed. But some simply cannot accept it.

I believe every american deserves the freedom of bodily autonomy, with all the common sense disclaimers attached to that statement.

Clearly those who want to restrict abortion rights do not share the same belief.

I don't speak for anyone else here, but no thumper is ever going to tell me or mine what to do in a secular america.

I share the same sentiment.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.3  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.2    3 years ago

it's another example of give them an inch and they want a mile, and it wouldn't stop there with these immoral moral crusaders. the fucking religious wackos can't even decide among themselves about excluding victims of rape, incest, a fetus with a serious health issue, or a serious health risk to the mother. it's all or nothing with these puritan crusaders, no matter the cost to everyone else.

hopefully if this anti-choice bullshit somehow gets thru SCOTUS, I hope that the house retaliates against these tax exempt religious businesses financially. make these fools pay the piper. now is the time to extract serious concessions from religion-inc if they have the resources to engage in national politics. it won't be very hard to go after these con artists in the court of public opinion. 

either way it turns out in the highest court, it's not going to bode well for the GOP or their religious money laundering apparatus. it'll be the end of their tried and true get the thumpers into the polling booth wedge issue. besides, the precedent has previously been set at the state level by republicans when it comes to obeying SCOTUS decisions. normally I would pity those subservient to such dogma as ignorant, but their cult has graduated onto dangerous religious extremism.    

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.4  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @1.2    3 years ago

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XXJefferson51
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1.2.5  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @1.2.3    3 years ago
hopefully if this anti-choice bull⋅ somehow gets thru SCOTUS, I hope that the house retaliates against these tax exempt religious businesses financially. make these fools pay the piper. now is the time to extract serious concessions from religion-inc if they have the resources to engage in national politics. it won't be very hard to go after these con artists in the court of public opinion. 

Taxing Churches will never happen in America.  

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.6  devangelical  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.4    3 years ago
oh, but we will.  You can count on it!

I hope your savior is really good at completing organic puzzles.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.7  devangelical  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.5    3 years ago
Taxing Churches will never happen in America.

please feel free to bet your life on that.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.8  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @1.2    3 years ago

No secularist is ever going to tell a theist what to do or what we can or can not do in our religious liberty protected America despite your taunting name calling of us and those demands.   We will not comply.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.9  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.8    3 years ago

That works both ways!

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.10  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @1.2.7    3 years ago

[[Proselytizing]]

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.11  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @1.2.6    3 years ago

What’s the matter.  You make demands on us and you can’t handle a defiant reply to your taunting comment?  I make no apologies for what I said, stand by it, and meant every word of it. Every time a secularist makes a ridiculous demand of believers here in America they will not like the believers response in return.  Nice death threat by the way.  And yes, He can.  People who went down on ships and their bodies were consumed by marine life will still be resurrected  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.12  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @1.2.6    3 years ago

(Continued) 

[Proselytizing continued]

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.2.13  TᵢG  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.11    3 years ago

Cut the bad-ass-hiding-behind-a-keyboard crap;  the topic is abortion.

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Trout Giggles
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1.2.14  Trout Giggles  replied to  TᵢG @1.2.13    3 years ago

he's proselytizing again

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.16  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.11    3 years ago

Get back on topic.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.17  XXJefferson51  replied to  devangelical @1.2.7    3 years ago

[Proselytizing and off topic, especially after I reminded you to remain on topic.]

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.18  XXJefferson51  replied to  TᵢG @1.2.13    3 years ago

[]

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.19  XXJefferson51  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.14    3 years ago

No, I’m responding to comments from another member.  Nothing more.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.20  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.16    3 years ago

Are you going to ask the one I was directly responding to to do likewise?  

 
 
 
Dulay
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1.2.21  Dulay  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.11    3 years ago
You make demands on us and you can’t handle a defiant reply to your taunting comment?

Xx, if you think that comment was taunting, FLAG it. Since you didn't and instead replied to it, you lost your standing to WHINE about it. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
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1.2.22  TᵢG  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.20    3 years ago

Cut the childish ' but he did it first ' nonsense.   The topic is abortion.

original

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.23  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.20    3 years ago

I ask that of everyone.  If you think someone is off topic or otherwise committing a CoC violation, then don't exacerbate the problem by replying and engaging in similar violations. Flag it and either reply civilly or not at all!  You are the worst offender here. Your initial post was really of no value and you only devolved into meta, taunts, and proselytizing. You haven't addressed the topic itself or the points made. Instead, you engage in immaturity and practically trolling with your replies and CoC violations!

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.24  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.18    3 years ago

Careful with how you respond.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.25  XXJefferson51  replied to  Dulay @1.2.21    3 years ago

I can’t.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.26  XXJefferson51  replied to  TᵢG @1.2.22    3 years ago

[Meta]

[[I determine the topic. You do not!]]

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.27  XXJefferson51  replied to  TᵢG @1.2.22    3 years ago
The topic is abortion.

very well.  Abortion is as great a social and societal evil in America now as slavery and legalized segregation once were.  It is a stain on our nation and it’s moral fiber.  It was wrongly decided to compel by judicial fiat it’s legalization the way it was done on a national level.  Roe vs Wade was as wrongly decided as Dred Scotf and Plessy vs Ferguson were.  

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.28  XXJefferson51  replied to  TᵢG @1.2.22    3 years ago

(Continued) 

This is a never ending battle as long as Roe vs Wade shall stand.  Hopefully it will be totally eradicated from our nation in 6 months.  You asked for my opinion on abortion and now you have it.  Pro life forever!  End abortion now!

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.29  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.26    3 years ago

I determine what becomes the the topic, or off topic. Not you! You continue to engage in meta and childish tactics!

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.30  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.28    3 years ago

You give no rational reason to end abortion beyond emotional sanctimony. Neither do you combiner the negative  ramifications of Roe were overturned, chichi the point in the article touch on.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.31  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.30    3 years ago

none of these scumbag thumpers can explain how abortion didn't make the 10 commandments, can explain why their own biblical scripture says it's not life until it's first breath from god, or why they were specifically tasked with this act of religious over reach that would impose their warped dogma thru legislation upon others, in a constitutionally guaranteed secular society and government. metaphorically speaking, after the next religious beat down, take their f'n wallets too.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.32  author  Gordy327  replied to  devangelical @1.2.31    3 years ago

They cannot formulate a logical reason why abortion should be limited or prohibited, especially before viability. I've noticed anti abortion arguments are based largely on emotional appeals or personal opinions or feelings. No rationality.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.2.33  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @1.2.32    3 years ago

most thumpers can't admit they'd force every pregnant woman to give birth or they would lose even more of their narrowing support.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.2.34  Krishna  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.8    3 years ago
our religious liberty protected America

Well, my religious beliefs (such that they are) is that some things are morally wrong-- some aren't. And therefore no government should interfere in an individuals religious beliefs.

Unfortunately in recent times there are more and more "Big Government Republicans". The type of people who want to expand the governmet beyond its Constitutionally defined role-- and these RINOS want to greatly enlarge the government (and increase the degree to which it interferes in our lives)

The way they want to expand the role of Big Government is to have it enter a new arena-- that of takingaway our own rights to determine our choices...and have the government expand to regulating our personal morality!

And this goes beyond a citizens choice of medical care. 

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.2.35  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @1.2.34    3 years ago
The way they want to expand the role of Big Government is to have it enter a new arena-- that of takingaway our own rights to determine our choices...and have the government expand to regulating our personal morality!

And what does that mean?

Well, for starters, if these Big Government Republicans have their way (i,e, expanding the role of government into a new area-- i.e. regulating morality) that means they will have to increase police forces (who would now need more personnel etc to enforce "violations" in a whole new area. 

They would have to increase the court system-- again because they would have to take on another whole area of law (regulating morality).

It will mean a need for greatly expanding the already overcrowded prison system.

Expanding the role of gov't will mean a huge increase in government spending, a great burden on tax payers, an increasing government deficit!

But that's not the worst of it... the worst is this greatly enlarged government will greatly infringe on the rights of Americans.

Something that any true Conservative would greatly oppose!!!

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.2.36  author  Gordy327  replied to  Krishna @1.2.34    3 years ago

Some people here clearly do not care about your (or any woman's) choices or your right to them. They are only interested in their own agenda and ignore all else.

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.2.37  XXJefferson51  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.2.26    3 years ago

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Greg Jones
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1.3  Greg Jones  replied to  Gordy327 @1    3 years ago

It is also a woman's right and choice to make some common sense attempts at birth control.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.3.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Greg Jones @1.3    3 years ago
It is also a woman's right and choice to make some common sense attempts at birth control.

Abortion can be used as birth control too. Besides, BC sometimes fails. Regardless, a woman has the choice to continue a pregnancy or not. 

 
 
 
Dulay
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1.3.2  Dulay  replied to  Gordy327 @1.3.1    3 years ago
Besides, BC sometimes fails.

Bingo, between 7 and 21% of the time...

7% accounts for at least half of all unplanned pregnancies. 

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.3.3  author  Gordy327  replied to  Dulay @1.3.2    3 years ago

Indeed. And whether a pregnancy is planned or unplanned, it changes nothing. The woman still has a choice.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.3.4  Krishna  replied to  Greg Jones @1.3    3 years ago
It is also a woman's right and choice to make some common sense attempts at birth control.

Indeed. And to expand of your futile off-topic attempt to derail the conversation-- let's not forget its also a women's right to choose what dentist she wants.

IAnd speaking of health care, its also her right to make some common sense decisions as to what type of food she selects (healthy or not) when grocery shopping!

After all. this isn't Saudi Arabia-- the Big Government Republican's still haven't totally gotten their way. 

(Well...not yet...)

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.3.5  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @1.3.4    3 years ago
After all. this isn't Saudi Arabia-- the Big Government Republican's still haven't totally gotten their way.  (Well...not yet...)

Exceptin' Texas...

(???)

 
 
 
XXJefferson51
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1.4  XXJefferson51  replied to  Gordy327 @1    3 years ago

Thanks for the title.  It always has been about the pro aborts.  

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.4.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  XXJefferson51 @1.4    3 years ago
 It always has been about the pro aborts.  

Really? Who said they were "pro-abortion" or presented an argument for it? Or more likely you just don't know what you're talking about.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @1    3 years ago

Exactly.  If someone does not want an AB, then don't get one.  But it is no one's business if a woman does.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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1.5.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.5    3 years ago

Well said. That about sums it up too. But there are those who can't let it go, try to deprive women of their rights, then sanctimoniously pat themselves on the back for doing so.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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2  sandy-2021492    3 years ago

5. Abortion is safer for a woman than a full-term pregnancy and delivery.  It's not even close.

Conclusion:   Legal induced abortion is markedly safer than childbirth. The risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortion. Similarly, the overall morbidity associated with childbirth exceeds that with abortion.
 
 
 
Gordy327
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2.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2    3 years ago

Thank you sandy. I'll add that one to the list.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3  Buzz of the Orient    3 years ago

There are three classic movies I've watched recently where a woman dies giving birth.  In War and Peace Prince 'Andre's wife dies giving birth to a son, in A Christmas Carol (1951) Scrooge's sister dies after asking him to look out for her just born son, and in Goodbye Mr. Chips his wife Kathy dies during childbirth, and the baby dies as well.  I'm sure that in present times it is far less likely for a woman to die giving  birth, but then there are those statistics comparing deaths from abortion to deaths from childbirth. 

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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3.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 years ago
War & Peace

Early 1800's setting

A Christmas Carol

Mid 1800's setting

Goodbye Mr. Chips

Late 1800's setting

The TV show Gunsmoke, (set in the late 1800's) had many references to women whom had large families, (think fertile myrtle) and several references to deaths by pregnancy...

Yes it was well known that modern medicine of the 1800's (200+ years ago) could only really assist the woman in giving birth, She had to do it herself... In essence modern medicine of the period discussed in the movies/TV wasn't much more advanced than it was for the entirety of mans existence on the planet... A lot of women died in childbirth... Have been to that point for thousands of years... 

It's right about the turn of the last century though that medicine has made huge strides in understanding pregnancy and creating medical means for assisting women thru it... So yes women are far less likely to die from pregnancy today although it still does happen occasionally it is considered very rare...

I for one would like to see those statistics comparing abortion deaths to childbirth deaths.... Do you have a link?

 
 
 
Gordy327
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3.1.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @3.1    3 years ago
I for one would like to see those statistics comparing abortion deaths to childbirth deaths.... Do you have a link?

Sandy provided a link in her post #2, which I included in point 6 of the article.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3    3 years ago

A young woman in  my county died a few years ago.  Her sister was known to have a condition in which her blood clotted uncontrollably during pregnancy.  She had nearly died during one pregnancy, and still went on to have a child, against doctors' advice.

Her sister was told the condition was not likely genetic.  Apparently, it was, and the sister was not so lucky.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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3.2.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.2    3 years ago
Her sister was known to have a condition in which her blood clotted uncontrollably during pregnancy. 

Hypercoagulation. It can be a very dangerous condition. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.1    3 years ago

Yes.  This was something she'd had periodically since childhood, so she knew pregnancy was a risk.  Her sister remained undiagnosed until pregnancy.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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3.2.3  author  Gordy327  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3.2.2    3 years ago

It's terrible that happened. But this also brings up another point: potentially passing on genetic abnormalities to children, which can be life threatening or shortening in some cases or lead to a lower quality of life.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3.2.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Gordy327 @3.2.3    3 years ago

Agreed.  I personally would have chosen sterilization and adoption in their situation.  I'd hate to think that I'd knowingly passed on such a potentially devastating condition.

 
 
 
charger 383
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4  charger 383    3 years ago

Can a person quit a job?  

If you can't quit a job isn't that a form of slavery?

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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4.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  charger 383 @4    3 years ago

Talking human biological functions here, not employment nor slavery...

Are you thinking on equating pregnancy to employment or slavery?

 
 
 
charger 383
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4.1.1  charger 383  replied to  Nowhere Man @4.1    3 years ago

If you are not allowed to quit it is slavery or involuntary servitude and are not getting paid

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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4.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  charger 383 @4.1.1    3 years ago

So yes, you are equating the two positions...

A woman can freely choose to not get pregnant, especially today given the state of medicine... So the question is an antique one from the previous century and in no way relates to the medical or effaceable state of pregnancy today...

 
 
 
charger 383
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4.1.3  charger 383  replied to  Nowhere Man @4.1.2    3 years ago

accidents happen, things don't always go as planned and people have a right to change their minds 

 
 
 
Gordy327
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4.1.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @4.1.2    3 years ago
A woman can freely choose to not get pregnant, especially today given the state of medicine.

I think you mean to say a woman can freely choose to not have sex or choose to use birth control. Getting pregnant is not something one chooses to do. It either happens or it does not. But ending a pregnancy is something a woman can freely choose.

Are you thinking on equating pregnancy to employment or slavery?

If a woman is forced to continue a pregnancy against her will, then she is in effect a slave to a fetus.

 
 
 
Veronica
Professor Guide
5  Veronica    3 years ago

Good one, Gordy.  I will only say this:

Adoption does not solve the issue of an unwanted pregnancy.  

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6  Nerm_L    3 years ago

By the time there is need to consider abortion, women have already been devalued.  The real choice of women is to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.  If there is an unwanted pregnancy then it's too late to value the woman.

Preventing pregnancy is not difficult.  We already have several means of preventing pregnancy.  But if those available means are inadequate then we need to improve upon them.  We value women  by providing women the choice of means to prevent unwanted pregnancy.  We don't value women by hacking away at their bodies to eliminate an unwanted pregnancy; that's far too late.  The woman's freedom of choice has already been taken away.  The woman has already been devalued.  The woman has already been denied the right to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.

We don't value women by placing the onus of unwanted pregnancy onto women.  Women have a right to avoid unwanted pregnancy.  An unwanted pregnancy violates that freedom of choice.  All the exquisite rationalizations about abortion is deliberately devaluing women and undermining women's freedom of choice.  We need not be concerned with the rights of women because denying their freedom of choice can be corrected by hacking away at their bodies to eliminate an unwanted pregnancy.  

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6    3 years ago
women have already been devalued.

Not by everyone.  Only by those who insist on doing so by removing their agency.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.1    3 years ago
Not by everyone.  Only by those who insist on doing so by removing their agency.

If we really valued women's freedom of choice then abortion would not be an issue.  Women's freedom of choice isn't about controlling sex; women's freedom of choice is about avoiding unwanted pregnancy.  That's the issue of women's rights.

If the means to avoid unwanted pregnancy are inadequate then we need to improve those means.  Women have a right to avoid unwanted pregnancy, don't they?  That's the central argument for legal elective abortion.  But by the time there is a need to consider abortion, it's too late.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.1.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nerm_L @6.1.1    3 years ago
Women's freedom of choice isn't about controlling sex; women's freedom of choice is about avoiding unwanted pregnancy.  That's the issue of women's rights.

No. women's freedom of choice is about choosing what to do with her body, including ending an unwanted pregnancy. The issue exists because some cannot accept that.

Women have a right to avoid unwanted pregnancy, don't they? 

They also have the right to end an unwanted pregnancy too!

That's the central argument for legal elective abortion.

No. My first statement is the central argument.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.1.3  TᵢG  replied to  Nerm_L @6.1.1    3 years ago
If the means to avoid unwanted pregnancy are inadequate then we need to improve those means. 

The issue remains nonetheless.   Since unwanted pregnancies occur, the question of choice is on the table.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.1.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @6.1.3    3 years ago
the question of choice is on the table.

Indeed. And it must always remain an option.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.2  TᵢG  replied to  Nerm_L @6    3 years ago
If there is an unwanted pregnancy then it's too late to value the woman.   .... The woman's freedom of choice has already been taken away.  The woman has already been devalued.  The woman has already been denied the right to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.

What??

If a woman discovers she is pregnant and did not want to be then she is not devalued.   She has a choice to make.   What kind of bizarre reasoning is this:  "denied the right to avoid an unwanted pregnancy"?   Irrelevant.    She is pregnant;  she did not want to be;   she can choose to not be up to the point of viability.

We don't value women by placing the onus of unwanted pregnancy onto women. 

Biology forces the reality;  only woman can get pregnant.   There is no choice there; the onus is a result of biology.    Both men and women can avoid pregnancy but if they fail to do so the woman should not be forced to carry the pregnancy to term.   That would be placing the onus of unwanted pregnancy on the woman.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.2.1  Nerm_L  replied to  TᵢG @6.2    3 years ago
If a woman discovers she is pregnant and did not want to be then she is not devalued.   She has a choice to make.   What kind of bizarre reasoning is this:  "denied the right to avoid an unwanted pregnancy"?   Irrelevant.    She is pregnant;  she did not want to be;   she can choose to not be up to the point of viability.

If a woman discovers an unwanted pregnancy, it's too late.  Obviously the woman did not choose an unwanted pregnancy.  And obviously the woman was denied a choice to avoid an unwanted pregnancy since she is pregnant and the pregnancy is unwanted.  And the onus of the unwanted pregnancy isn't placed on the woman by choice; the woman doesn't have a choice by the time there is an unwanted pregnancy.  An unwanted pregnancy means there is no choice; to restore the woman's choice of avoiding pregnancy it's necessary to hack at her body to eliminate the pregnancy.

Pregnancy is unwanted before sex and not after sex.  If there is an unwanted pregnancy then the woman's freedom of choice was taken away before sex.  If a pregnancy is unwanted then it means the woman did not have freedom of choice before sex.  We, as a society, have not provided the means that allows the woman to exercise freedom of choice before sex.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.2.2  TᵢG  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.1    3 years ago
An unwanted pregnancy means there is no choice; to restore the woman's choice of avoiding pregnancy it's necessary to hack at her body to eliminate the pregnancy.

Yeah Nerm everyone knows that abortion is a surgical procedure.

Given.

Yours is not an argument for removing a woman’s right to choose that elective surgery.   You simply note that once pregnant, elective surgery becomes the most common method of ending the pregnancy.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.2.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.1    3 years ago

You seem to be making two assumptions.

1. There is a 100% effective method of contraception for women who have sex.

2. That women who choose to have sex are also choosing to be pregnant.

Neither is true.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.2.4  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.3    3 years ago
1. There is a 100% effective method of contraception for women who have sex.

I am saying that if the means of contraception are not 100% effective then we need to improve them.

2. That women who choose to have sex are also choosing to be pregnant.

I am saying that women choose to not be pregnant before sex and not after sex.  An unwanted pregnancy means the woman made a choice to not be pregnant before sex.  The unwanted pregnancy is because the woman's choice made before sex was violated.  The woman was denied adequate means to exercise her freedom of choice before sex.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.2.5  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.4    3 years ago
I am saying that women choose to not be pregnant before sex and not after sex.

Your conclusion is based on false assumptions.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.2.6  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.5    3 years ago
Your conclusion is based on false assumptions.

If the pregnancy is unwanted then the woman did not have sex to become pregnant.  Pregnancy was unwanted before sex and not after sex.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.2.7  TᵢG  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.6    3 years ago

Yet again, a distinction without a difference.   

If a woman is pregnant, do you deny her the choice to end the pregnancy?  

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.2.8  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.6    3 years ago

If pregnancy were not occasionally unwanted after sex, women wouldn't have abortions, Nerm.  Your assertion does not become any more true with repetition.

It rather sounds like "Well, you had sex, and now you're pregnant, and you're going to like it."  Which really devalues women.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.2.9  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.8    3 years ago
If pregnancy were not occasionally unwanted after sex, women wouldn't have abortions, Nerm.  Your assertion does not become any more true with repetition. It rather sounds like "Well, you had sex, and now you're pregnant, and you're going to like it."  Which really devalues women.

Abortion is being used to hide the fact that women's freedom of choice has been violated.  If women had real freedom of choice then abortion would be unnecessary.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.2.10  Nerm_L  replied to  TᵢG @6.2.7    3 years ago
If a woman is pregnant, do you deny her the choice to end the pregnancy?  

I'm saying that if a woman has an unwanted pregnancy then the woman's freedom of choice has been violated.  Abortion is being used to hide that women are not being allowed real freedom of choice.

 
 
 
Gordy327
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6.2.11  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.9    3 years ago
Abortion is being used to hide the fact that women's freedom of choice has been violated.  If women had real freedom of choice then abortion would be unnecessary.

That is a contradiction and makes no sense.

I'm saying that if a woman has an unwanted pregnancy then the woman's freedom of choice has been violated.  Abortion is being used to hide that women are not being allowed real freedom of choice.

You have yet to explain how. A woman's choice doesn't end because she becomes pregnant.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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6.2.12  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.9    3 years ago

More repetition of a faulty conclusion = more repetition of a faulty conclusion, Nerm.  It's still not any more true.

Sometimes, in fact fairly often, women choose to have sex, without any intention of getting pregnant.  Same as men choose to have sex without any intention of getting their partners pregnant.

And sometimes, much less often, a condom breaks, or hormonal birth control fails.  On occasion, even a person who has been "sterilized" manages to get pregnant, or sire a pregnancy.  It's rare, but it happens.  There was a reason that, when I had a hysterectomy, the surgeon also did a tubal ligation - there was still a tiny chance that an egg would somehow encounter a sperm cell and implant somewhere in my pelvic cavity.

When those things occur, the pregnancy is not any more wanted than it was before the sexual encounter.

You denying the feelings and decisions of women on such matters and insisting that your own should supersede them devalues women.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.2.13  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.12    3 years ago
And sometimes, much less often, a condom breaks, or hormonal birth control fails.  On occasion, even a person who has been "sterilized" manages to get pregnant, or sire a pregnancy.  It's rare, but it happens.  There was a reason that, when I had a hysterectomy, the surgeon also did a tubal ligation - there was still a tiny chance that an egg would somehow encounter a sperm cell and implant somewhere in my pelvic cavity.

Then we, as a society, need to improve contraception to value women's freedom of choice.

When those things occur, the pregnancy is not any more wanted than it was before the sexual encounter. You denying the feelings and decisions of women on such matters and insisting that your own should supersede them devalues women.

Placing women in the position of having to deal with an unwanted pregnancy is not valuing women or advancing women's rights.  Abortion is a makeshift correction that avoids confronting the real issue of freedom of choice and women's rights.

The women's right is to have sex without fear of unwanted pregnancy.  Abortion means that we, as a society, have not upheld the rights of women.  As a society, we have failed to value women's freedom of choice and are forcing women into false choices about abortion.  If a woman has made the choice to not be pregnant then an unwanted pregnancy means that choice was violated.  Abortion is a false choice forced onto women because women's freedom of choice has been violated.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.2.14  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.2.13    3 years ago
The women's right is to have sex without fear of unwanted pregnancy.  Abortion means that we, as a society, have not upheld the rights of women.

Many societies do their best to make contraception available.  But we're dealing with biology, and any doctor will tell you that there are no guarantees when we're dealing with biology.  Hormonal contraception is pretty reliable, and allows for pregnancy later, if a woman chooses it, but it is not 100% effective, and it is not safe for all women.  The most reliable contraception is sterilization, but it is fairly permanent (it can sometimes be reversed), and still isn't 100% effective.

When you come up with a 100% effective contraceptive method that is safe for all women and easily reversible, you let us know, mmkay?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.2.15  sandy-2021492  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.2.14    3 years ago

Oh, and I'll add - what if this method requires some sort of medication or surgery for men?  Do we mandate that men take medications or have surgeries to protect women's rights and prevent abortion?

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.3  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nerm_L @6    3 years ago
By the time there is need to consider abortion, women have already been devalued. 

Women are only devalued by those who would see their rights restricted or revoked.

The real choice of women is to avoid an unwanted pregnancy.

They also have the choice to end a pregnancy.

  If there is an unwanted pregnancy then it's too late to value the woman.

That makes no sense.

Preventing pregnancy is not difficult.  We already have several means of preventing pregnancy. 

Yes, but prevention is not 100% effective.

We don't value women by hacking away at their bodies to eliminate an unwanted pregnancy;

That would be the woman's choice. And most pregnancies can be ended pharmacologically. No "hacking away" necessary. That statement indicated you may not be overly familiar with how some abortion procedures are performed.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Gordy327 @6.3    3 years ago
Women are only devalued by those who would see their rights restricted or revoked.

Pregnancy is unwanted before sex and not after sex.  When there is a pregnancy that is unwanted then the woman's rights have already been restricted and revoked.  Abortion is used to restore rights that have already been restricted and revoked.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.3.2  TᵢG  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.1    3 years ago

You are making distinctions that have no significant difference.   This is not complicated.   If a woman becomes pregnant and does not want to be, she has the right to remedy the situation.   

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.3  Nerm_L  replied to  TᵢG @6.3.2    3 years ago
You are making distinctions that have no significant difference.   This is not complicated.   If a woman becomes pregnant and does not want to be, she has the right to remedy the situation.   

The woman did not want to become pregnant before sex.  That's where the woman's choice was made.  And an unwanted pregnancy after sex means the woman's choice before sex was restricted and revoked.

If the woman did not want to become pregnant before sex then abortion is not a choice.  Abortion is a consequence of the woman's freedom of choice before sex being violated.  Abortion is being used to restore the freedom of choice made before sex.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.3.4  TᵢG  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.3    3 years ago

Repeating yourself does not change the fact that you are making a distinction without a difference.

When a woman is pregnant, there is a choice to be made.   The fact that she had choices prior to pregnancy does not have any impact on her choices after pregnancy.   Once pregnant, she has new choices based on her new condition.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.3.5  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.1    3 years ago
Pregnancy is unwanted before sex and not after sex. 

How do you know? Can you read a woman's mind? 

When there is a pregnancy that is unwanted then the woman's rights have already been restricted and revoked. 

Go ahead and explain that bizarre reasoning.

Abortion is used to restore rights that have already been restricted and revoked.

Abortion is a right. What rights are you referring that have been revoked?

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.6  Nerm_L  replied to  TᵢG @6.3.4    3 years ago
When a woman is pregnant, there is a choice to be made.   The fact that she had choices prior to pregnancy does not have any impact on her choices after pregnancy.   Once pregnant, she has new choices based on her new condition.

No.  The choice was made before the pregnancy.  Abortion only restores the choice made before the pregnancy.

Abortion hides the fact that women are being denied a real freedom of choice.  Abortion is being used to correct violations of women's rights.  Abortion is being touted has giving women rights when the only right that matters is the woman's choice to avoid pregnancy.  And that choice is made before sex and not after sex.

Abortion is symptomatic of women not having freedom of choice as a right.  And abortion requires hacking away at women's bodies to correct violations of women's freedom of choice.  Abortion is a smoke screen to hide the fact that women are being denied freedom of choice as a right.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.3.7  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.6    3 years ago

All this smacks of punishing women who choose to have sex, Nerm.

That devalues women.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.8  Nerm_L  replied to  Gordy327 @6.3.5    3 years ago
How do you know? Can you read a woman's mind? 

If the pregnancy is unwanted then the woman did not have sex to become pregnant.  Obviously the choice to not be pregnant was made before sex and not after sex.

The woman's choice to not be pregnant was violated.  Abortion only restores the woman's choice made before sex.  Abortion is being used to correct violations of the woman's freedom of choice.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.9  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3.7    3 years ago
All this smacks of punishing women who choose to have sex, Nerm. That devalues women.

Do women have freedom of choice before sex or only after sex?  Do women only have rights after the deed is done?

Women can have all the sex they want.  But if women only have freedom of choice after sex then that severely restricts women's rights.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.3.10  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.9    3 years ago
But if women only have freedom of choice after sex then that severely restricts women's rights.

Straw man.  Nobody but you has hinted that there is no freedom of choice until after sex.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.3.11  TᵢG  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3.10    3 years ago

You are incredibly patient.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.12  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3.10    3 years ago
Straw man.  Nobody but you has hinted that there is no freedom of choice until after sex.

I am bluntly stating that the pro-choice abortion argument only grants women freedom of choice after an unwanted pregnancy occurs.  Abortion is a false choice; the choice to not want pregnancy was made before the unwanted pregnancy.  An unwanted pregnancy means the choice to not want pregnancy was violated.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.3.13  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.8    3 years ago
If the pregnancy is unwanted then the woman did not have sex to become pregnant.  Obviously the choice to not be pregnant was made before sex and not after sex.

Pregnancy is something that either happens or does not. Women might have sex with the intention of becoming pregnant or they have sex for pleasure, or both. But if an unwanted pregnancy occurs, she has the choice to continue with it or not. How do you not understand that?

The woman's choice to not be pregnant was violated.  Abortion only restores the woman's choice made before sex.  Abortion is being used to correct violations of the woman's freedom of choice.

That is just stupid. 

I am bluntly stating that the pro-choice abortion argument only grants women freedom of choice after an unwanted pregnancy occurs.  Abortion is a false choice;

Then you are wrong! Abortion is a legal and personal choice, plain and simple.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.3.14  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.12    3 years ago
I am bluntly stating that the pro-choice abortion argument only grants women freedom of choice after an unwanted pregnancy occurs.

Then you are making a blatantly false statement.  Women can choose to use contraception.  Contraception is not always effective, even when they make that choice.  So they then can choose abortion.  Choices can be made either before or after. And the pro-choice movement advocates strongly for the availability of contraception.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.15  Nerm_L  replied to  Gordy327 @6.3.13    3 years ago
Pregnancy is something that either happens or does not.

Pregnancy doesn't just happen.  That's an absurd argument.  

Women might have sex with the intention of becoming pregnant or they have sex for pleasure, or both. But if an unwanted pregnancy occurs, she has the choice to continue with it or not. How do you not understand that?

Women can have sex for any number of reasons.  But the choice not to be pregnant is dependent upon the means to avoid pregnancy; that's separate from the choice to have sex.  If the woman's freedom of choice is restricted by the means to avoid pregnancy then the choice becomes to either avoid sex to avoid pregnancy - or - have sex and risk an unwanted pregnancy.  How does that limitation bolster women's freedom of choice?

If a woman's choice to have sex means the woman has no choice to avoid pregnancy then what does abortion accomplish?  Isn't abortion being used to give the woman a false choice?  The pro-choice argument claims to be giving women freedom of choice when, in fact, women are being denied freedom choice when they have sex.  We're only allowing women a choice of avoiding risk of pregnancy by avoiding sex.

If contraception is not 100% effective then that's the issue that needs to be corrected to protect women's freedom of choice.  If an 'abortion pill' is 100% effective as a prophylactic after sex then that needs to be available to protect women's freedom of choice.

Abortion clinics are attempting to correct violations of a woman's freedom of choice after the fact.  As long as there are abortion clinics then women's rights are not being fully protected.  Abortion is a false choice.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.16  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3.14    3 years ago
Then you are making a blatantly false statement.  Women can choose to use contraception.  Contraception is not always effective, even when they make that choice.  So they then can choose abortion.  Choices can be made either before or after. And the pro-choice movement advocates strongly for the availability of contraception.

When a woman contracts an STD because of sex, is treating the STD a choice?  When a woman does not want to be pregnant is abortion a choice?

Abortion doesn't provide freedom of choice.  If a woman does not want to be pregnant then abortion is no more a choice than treating an STD.  The choice was made before the woman became pregnant.  Don't try to make abortion sound like some sort of progressive fight for human rights because that's bullshit.

The pro-choice argument is that abortion is just another treatment for a venereal disease.  There's nothing noble or progressive about the pro-choice argument.  And the pro-choice argument certainly isn't a fight for women's rights.  

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.3.17  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.16    3 years ago
is treating the STD a choice?

Yes, it actually is.  Patients have the choice to seek medical treatment, and turn it down.

is abortion a choice?

Yes, again.  Some people who devalue women would have it otherwise.

Don't try to make abortion sound like some sort of progressive fight for human rights because that's bullshit.

Women's bodily autonomy is bullshit?  There are some very regressive Middle Eastern regimes who would likely agree with you.

 
 
 
Veronica
Professor Guide
6.3.18  Veronica  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3.17    3 years ago
There are some very regressive Middle Eastern regimes who would likely agree with you

So true.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.3.19  devangelical  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3.17    3 years ago
There are some very regressive Middle Eastern regimes who would likely agree with you.

...and they suffer from undue government influence from religious wackos too.

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
6.3.20  Nerm_L  replied to  sandy-2021492 @6.3.17    3 years ago
Women's bodily autonomy is bullshit?  There are some very regressive Middle Eastern regimes who would likely agree with you.

If women had bodily autonomy then women would have the means to avoid pregnancy available.  If the means to avoid pregnancy as a choice is not available then women are being denied bodily autonomy.

Women contracting a venereal disease is about a disease imposed onto women without a choice.  An unwanted pregnancy is about a pregnancy that has been imposed on women without a choice.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.3.21  sandy-2021492  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.20    3 years ago
When you come up with a 100% effective contraceptive method that is safe for all women and easily reversible, you let us know, mmkay?

Until then, your concept of "bodily autonomy" includes the right to choose to have or not have sex.  If a woman has sex, she is then considered to be fair game for having her bodily autonomy rescinded.  That devalues women.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Expert
6.3.22  sandy-2021492  replied to  devangelical @6.3.19    3 years ago
...and they suffer from undue government influence from religious wackos too.

And an extremely dim view of women having sex for pleasure.  In fact, an extremely dim view of women, in general.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.3.23  author  Gordy327  replied to  TᵢG @6.3.11    3 years ago
You are incredibly patient

I'm beginning to lose mine.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
6.3.24  TᵢG  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.12    3 years ago
I am bluntly stating that the pro-choice abortion argument only grants women freedom of choice after an unwanted pregnancy occurs. 

No shit.   Do you think this is a revelation to members here?   Of course the pro-choice argument is dealing with women who are pregnant.  

And of course if a women becomes pregnant when she did not want to become pregnant then her choice to not be pregnant has failed.   Who does not know this?

If you speed (even if accidentally) and get a ticket your choice to not get a ticket has been 'violated'.    Good grief, how pointless.

Arguing the obvious seems a bit silly.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
6.3.25  devangelical  replied to  TᵢG @6.3.24    3 years ago

if I ever start typing out foolish circular nonsense on NT, please feel free to let me know. thanks.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
6.3.26  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gordy327 @6.3.23    3 years ago

I lost mine 4 Nerm comments ago

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.3.27  author  Gordy327  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.3.26    3 years ago

4? Is that a new record? Usually it only takes 1 or 2, Lol

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Participates
6.3.28  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Gordy327 @6.3.5    3 years ago

Some men consider getting a woman pregnant is like a badge of honor with bragging rights.  Then they walk away believing their job is done with no thoughts to the life they started.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
6.3.29  author  Gordy327  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.3.28    3 years ago

Then the woman is labeled a whole or shut while the man is called a stud. 

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
6.3.30  Krishna  replied to  Nerm_L @6.3.3    3 years ago
If the woman did not want to become pregnant before sex then abortion is not a choice

Well, have you personally ever not wanted to have an abortion (before sex)...and then gotten pregnant? And then found, after that, that abortion was not a choice?

Because I personally  have known a few women who that happened to who actually did have the choice of whether or not to have an abortion ..and in fact did have one!

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
6.3.31  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @6.3.30    3 years ago
If the woman did not want to become pregnant before sex then abortion is not a choice
Well, have you personally ever not wanted to have an abortion (before sex)...and then gotten pregnant? And then found, after that, that abortion was not a choice? Because I personally  have known a few women who that happened to who actually did have the choice of whether or not to have an abortion ..and in fact did have one!

If that's been your experience... have you ever considered the possibility that maybe...just maybe...you're hangin' with the wrong crowd???

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Guide
7  Nowhere Man    3 years ago

[[Meta]]

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
7.1  TᵢG  replied to  Nowhere Man @7    3 years ago
... when you can be dinged for plagiarism for using open public information ...

To avoid plagiarism do this:

When you paste the words of others, include them in a blockquote (the " symbol on the upper left of the toolbar) and then cite the source by pasting a link to same.

Perrie is liable for plagiarism occurring on her site.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Guide
7.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  TᵢG @7.1    3 years ago

Who's going to sue? wikipedia editors? that is a joke right? (Ps: I was a wiki editor as well as an IMDB editor)

Weak justification for eliminating truth... shame is, it reveals the site bias for all to see...

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Expert
7.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.1    3 years ago

This is about good practices. 

What you wrote appeared to be your research, not Wiki's. 

You could have just published it as was, and cited it to Wiki. Btw, if I wanted to eliminate the truth, I would have just removed the comment. The comment still stands. I just don't want this to become general practice. 

Please no more meta. Any further discussion can be had in the "Metafied" group.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.1    3 years ago
(Ps: I was a wiki editor as well as an IMDB editor)

Have walked on the moon, too? Coz you seem to have done everything

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
7.1.4  Ender  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.3    3 years ago

He worked on developing the last space shuttles...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.5  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @7.1.4    3 years ago

He taught all those ladies how to do the math that got the first man to the moon

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.6  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1.3    3 years ago

Are you familiar with ''Walking Eagle'' and it's meaning?

Walking Eagle

A joke about Native Americans derisively tags a pandering U.S. politician with the name Walking Eagle because 'he's so full of crap he can't fly.'

walkingeagle.jpg

 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.7  Kavika   replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.1    3 years ago

Nonsense, a few weeks ago two of us posted a long article with photos from a new NA photographer. We attributed the photos to her by name and a full bio on her. A few days later she joined NT and commented and thanked everyone for their comments.

Without the proper handling, the outcome could have been far different.

It's as simple as that.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
7.1.8  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @7.1.6    3 years ago

No, but I am now. Very funny!

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Guide
7.1.9  Nowhere Man  replied to  Kavika @7.1.7    3 years ago
Nonsense, a few weeks ago two of us posted a long article with photos from a new NA photographer. We attributed the photos to her by name and a full bio on her. A few days later she joined NT and commented and thanked everyone for their comments.

Without the proper handling, the outcome could have been far different.

It's as simple as that.

And I was one of those that commented in praise of her beautiful photos...

AS far as walking eagle? {chuckle} I've never claimed to know or having been everywhere... But some of the places I have been which I've revealed on the board, were examined by other board members who were also there in the same time periods... Asked me questions only they and I would know the answers to, you HAD to be there to know the answers... (both sides of the aisle) Do you remember their conclusions? Do you even remember who they were?

I've always respected you even if I vehemently disagree with your politics, and I thought you respected me in the same manner..

You now telling me that has changed?

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.10  Kavika   replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.9    3 years ago
And I was one of those that commented in praise of her beautiful photos...

I'm aware of that, the point being without proper ID the outcome could have been different which relates to your comment on Wiki.

AS far as walking eagle? {chuckle} I've never claimed to know or having been everywhere... But some of the places I have been which I've revealed on the board, were examined by other board members who were also there in the same time periods... Asked me questions only they and I would know the answers to, you HAD to be there to know the answers... Do you remember their conclusions? Do you even remember who they were.

I have no idea and there is no reason that I should.

I've always respected you even if I vehemently disagree with your politics, and I thought you respected me in the same manner..

I called out a bs comment by you, if you want to imagine it went further than that, that is your decision.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Guide
7.1.11  Nowhere Man  replied to  Kavika @7.1.10    3 years ago
I have no idea and there is no reason that I should.

Fair enough, it was quite a few years back... There aren't too many peeps still on the board from that era...

I called out a bs comment by you, if you want to imagine it went further than that, that is your decision.

What you did was support someone else's BS insult with one of your own... But who's quibbling, it's an internet forum, it only has the credence you allow it to have in your own mind...

Anyway, I'm not going to change anyone's position and I'm not looking to... and I think your one of the few here smart enough to know that... 

mino-wiijiindiwin

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
7.1.12  Kavika   replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.11    3 years ago
mino-wiijiindiwin

Waanakiiwin

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
7.1.13  Krishna  replied to  Nowhere Man @7.1.1    3 years ago
Who's going to sue? wikipedia editors?

Huh?

WTF are you talking about?

(Curious minds want to know!)

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
7.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @7    3 years ago

Spare us the Meta. Aside from your plagiarism, you never seemed interested in any meaningful discussion. Your posts are indicative of that. Instead of actually addressing the points made, you immediately went straight to Margaret Sanger and eugenics, which is absurd. So I doubt if you actually read the article, much less understand the points, and perhaps only gave it a cursory glance. 

Weak justification for eliminating truth

Is that supposed to be justification for plagiarism? And you haven't offered any truth. Only your own (biased) opinion.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
7.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Gordy327 @7.2    3 years ago

{chuckle}

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
7.2.2  Krishna  replied to  Gordy327 @7.2    3 years ago
Spare us the Meta.

First there's his "Who's gonna sue...Wikipedia?"

Sounds like that thought may be borderline delusional (Or not?).

And then there's all those futile attempts at Meta...

Is it at all possible that he may have a latent Mark Zuckerberg complex???   jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
8  CB    3 years ago
2. Abortion will reduce economic strain: . . . .  Economic costs is one factor women might take into consideration when deciding on abortion. Can they afford to have a child? Sometimes, the answer is no.  According to the US Census Bureau, there are over 10 million children living in poverty in this country (365 million in the world).

Thus, you call a fraud a fraudster or organization full of fraudsters! Some conservatives want to 'win' the abortion debate for its own sake. These fraudsters will stiff every new girl or woman bringing a child or children they can not afford into existence. These self-same people will complain and put out data points about the "single mother who can not afford. . . ." "The 'bastard' child or children. . . ."  "The new welfare queens. . . ."  All planned and executed in the future where abortion is ended.

You can see the setup in Congress today: Republicans and conservatives are sitting on their damn hands with their thumbs stuck up their patooties, while Senator Manchin all by his sorry self kills any and another opportunity to speak to helping girls and women make a "home" for these poverty-stricken children some conservatives are PERSISTENT they issue forth!

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
8.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  CB @8    3 years ago
These self-same people will complain and put out data points about the "single mother who can not afford. . . ." "The 'bastard' child or children. . . ."  "The new welfare queens. . . ."  All planned and executed in the future where abortion is ended.

Mothers who didn't want children and are struggling to make ends meet or require assistance can say to anti-abortionists, "it's because of people like you that I need government assistance or cannot improve my quality of life." Of course, some anti-abortionists probably do not care. In their eyes, it's all about the fetus being born. Nothing else matters or is even considered.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
8.1.1  CB  replied to  Gordy327 @8.1    3 years ago

For some conservatives it is and for now shall remain about their narrow-set of life points, and controlling (take over) of the U.S. They think less and just act as a bloc to try and push policies for the sake of winning. What happens after the 'dust settles' and they are holding a nation's life force in their hands? Some conservatives have demonstrated under that former "thing" named Donald Trump they do not have a clue!

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
8.1.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  CB @8.1.1    3 years ago

I tend to agree.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gordy327 @8.1    3 years ago

But if these same conservatives that CB brought up get their way they will dismantle the "welfare state". Then we shall see a class divide

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
8.1.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.3    3 years ago

Their stance on abortion helps enable people to go or stay on welfare. 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
8.1.5  CB  replied to  Trout Giggles @8.1.3    3 years ago

Moreover, we can see in Congress today that with the help of Senator Joe Manchin, not a single conservative senator is willing to help pass anything for child-care or families. These same 'warriors' for unspecified increases of human births, offer nothing but more of 'want' and a life-time of unfair and unnecessary struggles for these new citizens they wish to force into existence. So much dribble comes off of their tired, sorry, noisy, lips!

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Guide
9  Nowhere Man    3 years ago
2. Abortion will reduce economic strain:

The Problem With Linking Abortion and Economics ; (A New York Times Op-Ed)  By  Lori Szala

Above all, it’s a profoundly dehumanizing argument. It reduces mothers and their children to mere economic objects, and amounts to saying we are justified in killing those who impede our economic progress. Parenting presents undeniable challenges, but no one argues that those challenges give parents the right to kill their children.
It’s also patronizing, and patently dishonest. Of course unplanned pregnancy presents challenges. But it doesn’t have to lead to economic failure. Abortion is society’s easy way out — its way of avoiding grappling with the fundamental injustices driving women to abortion clinics.
Which is one of the prime precepts of Eugenics, reducing individuals to nothing but societal economic counters that the elites can decide what to do with as they see fit...
3. Adoption is not always the answer:
Nature vs nurture   Francis Galton: Father of “Nature Versus Nurture” and Eugenics (Eugenics Archive)
Francis Galton (1822-1911), a cousin of Charles Darwin, is credited with first envisioning a science of nature versus nurture. (Interestingly, he was not the first to coin the nature/nurture alliterative phrase; in Shakespeare’s The Tempest , Prospero described Caliban as “a devil, a born devil, upon whose nature/Nurture can never stick.”) For Galton, the question of nature versus nurture was of interest in part because it contributed to understanding where human traits of interest came from. To determine whether heredity or environmental exposures contributed more to traits like criminality or intelligence, Galton developed several methodologies to answer the question. First, he made use of family studies; in Hereditary Genius , Galton collected data on generations of judges, military commanders, and scientists and concluded that these eminent figures were confined to a relatively small number of families. Galton also pioneered the use of twin studies, examining the results of identical twins reared together or apart and comparing twins to other siblings.
Nature Versus Nurture after Galton
Galton died in 1911, but questions about nature versus nurture and efforts to use the answers to intervene in the world persisted. Throughout the twentieth century, human geneticists continued to undertake family and twin studies (as well as adoption studies, which compared adopted children to children raised by their biological parents). When the science of eugenics fell out of fashion in the mid-twentieth century, it was replaced by fields such as sociobiology and behavior genetics. Sociobiologists studied the biological basis of social behavior, attempting to understand how traits such as altruism or cheating could arise and persist in a population based on their adaptive advantage for the population. Behavior geneticists studied the relative importance of nature and nurture on human traits ranging from criminality and intelligence to schizophrenia and depression, reporting the “heritability of” such-and-such trait or the “genetic variation attributable to” such-and-such trait.
4. Overpopulation is a problem.
5. Quality over quantity:

Population Control     (Eugenics Archive)

Population control has been a central axis of eugenics movements across the globe for more than a century, although a visible and active movement to control population growth emerged with force only after World War II. Today, population control rationales continue to influence policies related to reproduction and remain laden with implicit assumptions of who is fit or unfit to procreate and/or parent. During the 19th century, the scarcity model articulated by Thomas Malthus – in which population growth exponentially outpaces resources, gained much currency. In the 20th century this model folded with easy affinity into the eugenics movement, resonating with ideas about desirable and undesirable individual traits and burgeoning demographic plans of many consolidating nations. For example, in the first decades of the twentieth century France, which formally eschewed negative eugenics (unlike Germany and the United States which much more actively sough to reduce the numbers of the unfit) nonetheless promoted a vision of enhancing populating quality (although this took a harder turn during the Vichy era).

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Four of your original topics are directly related to Eugenics and in fact the second, fourth and fifth, are core principles of Eugenics and the third, adoptions policies and study was heavily influenced by Eugenics....

So my 1-4 score is correct, and with the 6th topic sandy contributed, it is now 2-4 in favor of a eugenics argument... Not a choice argument...

So you want to discuss societal strain, overpopulation and quality over quantity on the basis of the allowability and efficacy of human abortion, your talking Eugenics right in the eugenic ideals wheelhouse...

I'll go with the learned people on this one.. you can deny it, but the content of what you posted belies the truth of what you posted... You have a eugenics component to what your ideal of pro abortion stands for and you support it...

Can't deny it... (well you can, but the evidence is there for everyone to see if you just do a little research)

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
9.1  TᵢG  replied to  Nowhere Man @9    3 years ago

You claim that Gordy is not making a pro-abortion argument as he has clearly stated but that he really is making a pro-eugenics argument. Your supporting 'argument' ostensibly compares Gordy's points with points in Eugenics. So let's look at these points side-by-side:

 Factor

Abortion Point

Eugenics Point

Economic Strain

Children are expensive for a family

Individuals are just numbers to exploit

Adoption

System already overloaded

Nature vs. nurture impact on traits

Overpopulation

Consuming resources

Population control by the state

Quality over Quantity

More people less quality of life

Safety

Safer than full term pregnancy

Unspecified

Eugenics seeks authoritarian control of the population.   You compare the pro-Abortion point of each child being expensive for a family to rear with a dehumanizing view of the population as numbers.    You thus compare a personal choice made by a mother (and father) of a family in family planning to an authoritarian state crunching numbers.     Category mistake.

On adoption, you compare the pro-Abortion point that our system is overloaded with children to adopt with an abstract reference to the Eugenics debate over nature vs. nurture impact on an individual's traits.    The comparison is nonsensical.

On Overpopulation and Quality over Quantity points you compare consuming resources reduces the quality of life for all to an authoritarian population control.   Again comparing a personal choice made by individuals with an authoritarian action by a state.   Category mistake.

On Safety, you simply assert that the fact that it is safer for a woman to have an abortion than to go full term is a Eugenics argument.   No argument, just an unsubstantiated claim.

Basically, you plopped up a bunch of words that, when actually analyzed, are irrational.   You apparently are trying to baffle with bullshit.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Guide
9.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  TᵢG @9.1    3 years ago
On Safety, you simply assert that the fact that it is safer for a woman to have an abortion than to go full term is a Eugenics argument.   No argument, just an unsubstantiated claim.

I didn't say anything about safety, I counted four your claiming five... can't even get the posting correct, did you even read it?

Basically, you plopped up a bunch of words that, when actually analyzed, are irrational.   You apparently are trying to baffle with bullshit.

Of course I am according to you... a foregone conclusion... If you actually did any analyzing at all in the first place...

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
9.1.2  TᵢG  replied to  Nowhere Man @9.1.1    3 years ago
I didn't say anything about safety,

You stated:

NWM @9So my 1-4 score is correct, and with the 6th topic sandy contributed, it is now 2-4 in favor of a eugenics argument..

Got that from your comment.   The 6th topic is about safety.

If you actually did any analyzing at all in the first place...

Well I summarized my analysis in a table with supporting commentary.   Hello?

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Guide
9.1.3  Nowhere Man  replied to  TᵢG @9.1.2    3 years ago

So then you didn't really analyze got it... Did you notice how the score changed from 1-4 to 2-4?

Nah you didn't, so you automatically assumed didn't you... I posted about the four I counted, which you didn't really analyze cause you assumed  I counted Sandy's added point which counted as #6 as one of the 2 NOT the four, or as you analyzed as five...

Doesn't matter anyway... My point is made, your very weak analysis doesn't change facts and since you didn't even make the effort to get it right, one realizes that your answer is only for those that understand before hand... 

An attempt to disparage not refute... I guess it's one of those things a person must understand before it can be explained to them, and most honest people know what those type of subjects represent... The Pro-Abortion side has been trying to deny it's eugenic roots from the beginning, but they love their population control argument, so much so that they reveal themselves for what they actually are...

Some of us out here remember and will never forget...

You have the floor, I'll leave you the last word, you'll take it anyway and claim something that isn't... 

I will not be responding to any of your denials....

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
9.1.4  TᵢG  replied to  Nowhere Man @9.1.3    3 years ago
So then you didn't really analyze got it.

Who do you think you are fooling with this pathetic tactic of denying what is right in front of your face? 

I will not be responding to any of your denials....

Good choice since you clearly have nothing to offer.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
9.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @9    3 years ago

My time is limited at the moment. I'll address your post when I am able. Although, TiG certainly explains it well. But a cursory glance tells me you are way off.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
9.3  Krishna  replied to  Nowhere Man @9    3 years ago
Can't deny it... (well you can, but the evidence is there for everyone to see if you just do a little research)

And that may be the problem, right there!

Because if you don't just do a tiny bit of research but rather go a bit deeper...then you will find that the opposite is true!

(The Internet in its present state is full of nefarious pitfalls... there are more rabbit holes to go down then there are Rhine Maidens on the Danube !!! )

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
9.4  author  Gordy327  replied to  Nowhere Man @9    3 years ago

Ok, let's address this. First off,

(A New York Times Op-Ed) By Lori Szala Which is one of the prime precepts of Eugenics, reducing individuals to nothing but societal economic counters that the elites can decide what to do with as they see fit...

An opinion piece with a splash of sensationalism by the NYT? Really? That's the best you have to offer? Or are you suggesting financial security or issues is not a factor some women make take into consideration when deciding on abortion? Especially those who might be in a lower socioeconomic status? 

Francis Galton: Father of “Nature Versus Nurture” and Eugenics (Eugenics Archive)

What does any of all that have to do with adoption? 

resonating with ideas about desirable and undesirable individual traits and burgeoning demographic plans of many consolidating nations.

Except that is not what is happening with abortion. No one is being forced or targeted to have an abortion. 

Four of your original topics are directly related to Eugenics and in fact the second, fourth and fifth, are core principles of Eugenics and the third, adoptions policies and study was heavily influenced by Eugenics....

Not even a little. Eugenics is an old concept and not in practice or promoted. No one is required to continue a pregnancy or have an abortion, or procreate with someone with "desirable" traits. Reproduction is not policed like that. That fact alone discredits any claim of eugenics.

So you want to discuss societal strain, overpopulation and quality over quantity on the basis of the allowability and efficacy of human abortion, your talking Eugenics right in the eugenic ideals wheelhouse...

Again, wrong! Those are relevant issues which affect the individual/s and society. Are you saying overpopulation and resource strain is not an issue?

but the content of what you posted belies the truth of what you posted... You have a eugenics component to what your ideal of pro abortion stands for and you support it...

More like you made up your own truth and then started throwing shit at a wall to see what sticks.

Can't deny it... (well you can, but the evidence is there for everyone to see if you just do a little research)

Of course I can because your claims are false, as your reasoning behind them!

Of course I am according to you.

Not just according to TiG.

My point is made

What point would that be.

 
 
 
zuksam
Junior Silent
10  zuksam    3 years ago

Stopping Illegal Immigration and Deporting Illegals will also reduce economic strain, reduce Overpopulation, and give us Quality over quantity: The more people there are, the more demand for resources (food and materials), jobs, housing, education, healthcare, ect there is.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Silent
10.1  charger 383  replied to  zuksam @10    3 years ago

You got that right!

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
10.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  zuksam @10    3 years ago
Stopping Illegal Immigration and Deporting Illegals will also reduce economic strain, reduce Overpopulation, and give us Quality over quantity: The more people there are, the more demand for resources (food and materials), jobs, housing, education, healthcare, ect there is.

Yes, this is true too, even if it toes the line of becoming off topic. It also demonstrates points 4 and 5: when there are too many people in one area, resources and opportunities become increasingly scarce, forcing some to relocate in an attempt to improve their situation. But this only transfers the same problems elsewhere. Advocating abortion helps mitigate or prevent such a situation from occurring to begin with. Like I said, humans require a lot of resources.

 
 
 
zuksam
Junior Silent
10.2.1  zuksam  replied to  Gordy327 @10.2    3 years ago
Advocating abortion helps mitigate or prevent such a situation from occurring to begin with.

So let's kick all the Illegals out and give each one a coupon for a free abortion. That's compromise, the Right gets immigration laws enforced and the Left get's a bunch of abortions paid for by the government.

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
10.2.2  author  Gordy327  replied to  zuksam @10.2.1    3 years ago

How about you skip the political snark and address the article itself!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Participates
10.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  zuksam @10    3 years ago

Right now there are plenty of jobs thanks to people opting for gov money which is sometimes more than they made working.

 
 
 
Krishna
Professor Expert
10.4  Krishna  replied to  zuksam @10    3 years ago
The more people there are, the more demand for resources (food and materials), jobs, housing, education, healthcare, ect there is.

But of course that's only one side of the story.

Because the fact of the matter is-- the more people there are the greater the amount of resources (food and materials), jobs, housing, education, etc that can be produced!

 
 
 
Gordy327
Professor Expert
10.4.1  author  Gordy327  replied to  Krishna @10.4    3 years ago

Producing those things also takes resources. Space and lumber (trees) are needed to build homes. Schools and hospitals can only accommodate so many people. Jobs can be filled or oversaturated, leaving extra people jobless or unable to command a certain wage. Raw materials are finite and can be depleted if over consumed due to increased need.

 
 

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