Abortion-Keep Legal, Yes or No?

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    PJPOWER said:
    MayDay10 said:
    There will still be a large number of people clinging to guns and bibles, and will eat up when someone like Donald Trump pretends to be a holy roller.... but if the issue of abortion was removed, it would kick the legs out enough where Republicans (as they currently stand) would never win a National election, and also flip a lot of congressional seats.  
    You may actually be on to something.  Just the other day, I heard a diehard conservative say that they would support an assault weapon ban if an abortion ban was also tied to it...
    Wow. Would that ever NOT be worth it.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,460
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,061
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    That wasn't whataboutism, lol.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 18,124
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    whataboutism is changing the subject to something irrelevant. this IS relevant. if a woman tries to regulate what a man can or can't access, healthcare wise or other, all hell breaks looks. 

    men regulating women? just par for the course. 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,460
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,061
    edited March 2018
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    whataboutism is changing the subject to something irrelevant. this IS relevant. if a woman tries to regulate what a man can or can't access, healthcare wise or other, all hell breaks looks. 

    men regulating women? just par for the course. 
    In my opinion, it is comparing apples and oranges.  Nowhere near equivalent.  I do not remember this outrage, speaking of which.  Anyone have a link to the street protests?  And the FDA could very well make viagra illegal if it was shown to cause health problems as it is just another drug.  And, once again, the main argument is not against the woman’s healthcare, but the care of the life growing within that woman.
    And once again, there are plenty of women that are apposed to abortion.
    It is not just a “men want to regulate women” issue.  Maybe back in the 40s, you could have made a case there.
    I gotta say, this thread is making me more pro life by the second, lol
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,460
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    whataboutism is changing the subject to something irrelevant. this IS relevant. if a woman tries to regulate what a man can or can't access, healthcare wise or other, all hell breaks looks. 

    men regulating women? just par for the course. 
    In my opinion, it is comparing apples and oranges.  Nowhere near equivalent.  I do not remember this outrage, speaking of which.  Anyone have a link to the street protests?  And the FDA could very well make viagra illegal if it was shown to cause health problems as it is just another drug.  And, once again, the main argument is not against the woman’s healthcare, but the care of the life growing within that woman.
    And once again, there are plenty of women that are apposed to abortion.
    It is not just a “men want to regulate women” issue.  Maybe back in the 40s, you could have made a case there.
    I gotta say, this thread is making me more pro life by the second, lol
    Slippery slope.
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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,061
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,111
    mace1229 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    There will still be a large number of people clinging to guns and bibles, and will eat up when someone like Donald Trump pretends to be a holy roller.... but if the issue of abortion was removed, it would kick the legs out enough where Republicans (as they currently stand) would never win a National election, and also flip a lot of congressional seats.  
    Abortion is one of the major dividing issues, it’s true, though I’m not sure I agree with your assessment here. But if it were true, are you suggesting that “let them have it” is a preferred option? Because if you are, you’re willing to give up on a major feature of women’s health and women’s rights just to placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society. And I agree with Halifax, it would not end there. 
    If that is your view on pro-choice vs pro-life then you have missed the mark on this one. I've mentioned it before, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves about this debate. How pro-choicers misrepresent the pro-life side (I know it happens on both sides. But seems to be more common one way).
    I have never met anyone who is pro-life because they are to restrict women's right. That person does not exist. Which is why there is not a big gender bag in pro life vs pro choice. 
    To suggest pro-life exists because "placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society." then I would think you have never really listened to a single pro-life argument, ever. But probably just get your pro-life impressions from liberal politicians. I've never heard those accusations more than from liberal politicians who just want to make you believe I am pro-life because I hate women. So why are so many women pro-life then?
    I would recommend that everyone seriously sit down and talk with someone from a different point of view, and really listen to them. No matter what the topic is. You can learn a lot from talking to other people. Anyone who thinks pro-life is about restricting women has never done that, or listened to what they have to say.
    No, you’ve totally misunderstood and misconstrued my post. The “placate” comment clearly referred to giving up on fighting for access to health care I’m order to try to get concessions elsewhere. It doesn’t say that’s the reason people may be anti-choice. 

    And I’ve certainly spoken with people who are anti-choice whose reasons centre around controlling women’s reproductive options, so don’t try to argue that those people aren’t out there. 

    And finally, I didn’t use the term “hate women”.  That’s your term, don’t try to project that as my argument. 
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,460
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
    Nice to see you be so dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body. Why am I not surprised? Men don’t have to protest, particularly white men. They haven’t given up any rights. I’m also not surprised that you hadn’t heard of it. 
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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,061
    edited March 2018
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
    Nice to see you be so dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body. Why am I not surprised? Men don’t have to protest, particularly white men. They haven’t given up any rights. I’m also not surprised that you hadn’t heard of it. 
    Hey, you were the one talking about the “outrage”. I just pointed out that there did not seem to be much outrage at all.  Dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body, really?  You are truly the king of projecting around here.  My point was that people against abortion are often against a woman’s right to destroy what they deem is ANOTHER person’s body, but you see what you want apparently.  
    Where was the “outrage” that you suggested?  

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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,111
    mace1229 said:
    Really? 

    A major step step backward for women’s health, especially given that many women don’t even know they are pregnant until close to that mark. I can’t help but assume that Mississippi also puts a bunch of roadblocks in the way that makes it even harder to access abortion prior to the deadline. 
     
    What do you define as "many?"
    I really don't think it is that common. I haven't looked up any stats on what percentage of women that would be, but we're talking 2-3 weeks into the second trimester. I think very few wouldn't know several weeks prior to that deadline that is well into the second trimester.
    Busy day at work so I don’t have much time to look up stats. However, it’s certainly not unusual for women to not know for sure about a pregnancy until close to the end of the first trimester. About 30% of women have irregular menstrual periods, are used to skipping one or two months of periods, and would not even start to think about a pregnancy test until well past two months. A good chunk of women get spotting in early pregnancy and can assume it’s their period instead of abnormal bleeding. One stat I did read said that one in about 450 pregnant women don’t realize they are pregnant until past 20 weeks, which is half way through a full term gestation. Given about 4 million births in the US per year, one in 450 is a lot of women, and obviously the percentage who don’t confirm a pregnancy by 12 weeks is a lot higher. 
     
    This is not even mentioning inequities, which include the cost involved with buying a pregnancy test, which may be out of reach for low income women and delay a confirmation.  Of course, defunding of Planned Parenthood makes it all so much worse, too. 
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,505
    edited March 2018
    mace1229 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    There will still be a large number of people clinging to guns and bibles, and will eat up when someone like Donald Trump pretends to be a holy roller.... but if the issue of abortion was removed, it would kick the legs out enough where Republicans (as they currently stand) would never win a National election, and also flip a lot of congressional seats.  
    Abortion is one of the major dividing issues, it’s true, though I’m not sure I agree with your assessment here. But if it were true, are you suggesting that “let them have it” is a preferred option? Because if you are, you’re willing to give up on a major feature of women’s health and women’s rights just to placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society. And I agree with Halifax, it would not end there. 
    If that is your view on pro-choice vs pro-life then you have missed the mark on this one. I've mentioned it before, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves about this debate. How pro-choicers misrepresent the pro-life side (I know it happens on both sides. But seems to be more common one way).
    I have never met anyone who is pro-life because they are to restrict women's right. That person does not exist. Which is why there is not a big gender bag in pro life vs pro choice. 
    To suggest pro-life exists because "placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society." then I would think you have never really listened to a single pro-life argument, ever. But probably just get your pro-life impressions from liberal politicians. I've never heard those accusations more than from liberal politicians who just want to make you believe I am pro-life because I hate women. So why are so many women pro-life then?
    I would recommend that everyone seriously sit down and talk with someone from a different point of view, and really listen to them. No matter what the topic is. You can learn a lot from talking to other people. Anyone who thinks pro-life is about restricting women has never done that, or listened to what they have to say.
    No, you’ve totally misunderstood and misconstrued my post. The “placate” comment clearly referred to giving up on fighting for access to health care I’m order to try to get concessions elsewhere. It doesn’t say that’s the reason people may be anti-choice. 

    And I’ve certainly spoken with people who are anti-choice whose reasons centre around controlling women’s reproductive options, so don’t try to argue that those people aren’t out there. 

    And finally, I didn’t use the term “hate women”.  That’s your term, don’t try to project that as my argument. 
    I did not intentionally misconstrue your point, I may have misunderstood it.
    I didn't say we "hate women," but said that is a common accusation among politicians pushing their pro-choice agenda, they want everyone to believe we are pro-choice because we mistreat women. Instead of focusing on the real reasons and focus on the science behind life, they just accuse anyone who disagrees with them as being sexist. 

    I would not call someone anti-choice, just like I wouldn't label someone anti-life. That gives me the impression that you are not really open to other's opinions, the only reason to give a negative label like that is to try and dismiss them. Which is in line with my example of politicians and their labels.  I could be entirely wrong about that, (and I'm not even trying to say that is really the case) that is just the impression I get from the language used.  I mean, would you think anyone was really sincere if they called everyone else anti-life? Probably not. 
    And of course there are those trying to control women's reproductive organs, that's the whole point being pro-life. But it is the motivation behind it. How many do it because they feel women are inferior, and how many because they want to preserve life. I think the latter reason is much, much more common. The first group would be an insignificant portion. The fact that there are as many pro-life women as men would tend to back that statement up, otherwise it would be completely lopsided (even more women according to many polls)..
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,460
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
    Nice to see you be so dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body. Why am I not surprised? Men don’t have to protest, particularly white men. They haven’t given up any rights. I’m also not surprised that you hadn’t heard of it. 
    Hey, you were the one talking about the “outrage”. I just pointed out that there did not seem to be much outrage at all.  Dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body, really?  You are truly the king of projecting around here.  My point was that people against abortion are often against a woman’s right to destroy what they deem is ANOTHER person’s body, but you see what you want apparently.  
    Where was the “outrage” that you suggested?  

    Clearly my point was lost upon you. I’m not surprised.
     
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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,061
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    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
    Nice to see you be so dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body. Why am I not surprised? Men don’t have to protest, particularly white men. They haven’t given up any rights. I’m also not surprised that you hadn’t heard of it. 
    Hey, you were the one talking about the “outrage”. I just pointed out that there did not seem to be much outrage at all.  Dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body, really?  You are truly the king of projecting around here.  My point was that people against abortion are often against a woman’s right to destroy what they deem is ANOTHER person’s body, but you see what you want apparently.  
    Where was the “outrage” that you suggested?  

    Clearly my point was lost upon you. I’m not surprised.
     
    You have no point, as usual.  I’m not surprised.
    Bye Felicia!
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,111
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    There will still be a large number of people clinging to guns and bibles, and will eat up when someone like Donald Trump pretends to be a holy roller.... but if the issue of abortion was removed, it would kick the legs out enough where Republicans (as they currently stand) would never win a National election, and also flip a lot of congressional seats.  
    Abortion is one of the major dividing issues, it’s true, though I’m not sure I agree with your assessment here. But if it were true, are you suggesting that “let them have it” is a preferred option? Because if you are, you’re willing to give up on a major feature of women’s health and women’s rights just to placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society. And I agree with Halifax, it would not end there. 
    If that is your view on pro-choice vs pro-life then you have missed the mark on this one. I've mentioned it before, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves about this debate. How pro-choicers misrepresent the pro-life side (I know it happens on both sides. But seems to be more common one way).
    I have never met anyone who is pro-life because they are to restrict women's right. That person does not exist. Which is why there is not a big gender bag in pro life vs pro choice. 
    To suggest pro-life exists because "placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society." then I would think you have never really listened to a single pro-life argument, ever. But probably just get your pro-life impressions from liberal politicians. I've never heard those accusations more than from liberal politicians who just want to make you believe I am pro-life because I hate women. So why are so many women pro-life then?
    I would recommend that everyone seriously sit down and talk with someone from a different point of view, and really listen to them. No matter what the topic is. You can learn a lot from talking to other people. Anyone who thinks pro-life is about restricting women has never done that, or listened to what they have to say.
    No, you’ve totally misunderstood and misconstrued my post. The “placate” comment clearly referred to giving up on fighting for access to health care I’m order to try to get concessions elsewhere. It doesn’t say that’s the reason people may be anti-choice. 

    And I’ve certainly spoken with people who are anti-choice whose reasons centre around controlling women’s reproductive options, so don’t try to argue that those people aren’t out there. 

    And finally, I didn’t use the term “hate women”.  That’s your term, don’t try to project that as my argument. 
    I did not intentionally misconstrue your point, I may have misunderstood it.
    I didn't say we "hate women," but said that is a common accusation among politicians pushing their pro-choice agenda, they want everyone to believe we are pro-choice because we mistreat women. Instead of focusing on the real reasons and focus on the science behind life, they just accuse anyone who disagrees with them as being sexist. 

    I would not call someone anti-choice, just like I wouldn't label someone anti-life. That gives me the impression that you are not really open to other's opinions, the only reason to give a negative label like that is to try and dismiss them. Which is in line with my example of politicians and their labels.  I could be entirely wrong about that, (and I'm not even trying to say that is really the case) that is just the impression I get from the language used.  I mean, would you think anyone was really sincere if they called everyone else anti-life? Probably not. 
    And of course there are those trying to control women's reproductive organs, that's the whole point being pro-life. But it is the motivation behind it. How many do it because they feel women are inferior, and how many because they want to preserve life. I think the latter reason is much, much more common. The first group would be an insignificant portion. The fact that there are as many pro-life women as men would tend to back that statement up, otherwise it would be completely lopsided (even more women according to many polls)..
    Anti-choice is accurate, since the defining feature of the argument is removing the choice of abortion for women. I don’t agree with that side identifying themselves as pro-life, because that attempts to claim the moral high ground and define the pro-choice side as anti-life, which it is not. 

    No time to respond to the other points right now 
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,460
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
    Nice to see you be so dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body. Why am I not surprised? Men don’t have to protest, particularly white men. They haven’t given up any rights. I’m also not surprised that you hadn’t heard of it. 
    Hey, you were the one talking about the “outrage”. I just pointed out that there did not seem to be much outrage at all.  Dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body, really?  You are truly the king of projecting around here.  My point was that people against abortion are often against a woman’s right to destroy what they deem is ANOTHER person’s body, but you see what you want apparently.  
    Where was the “outrage” that you suggested?  

    Clearly my point was lost upon you. I’m not surprised.
     
    You have no point, as usual.  I’m not surprised.
    Bye Felicia!
    How original Stewart.
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  • PJPOWERPJPOWER In Yo FacePosts: 5,061
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
    Nice to see you be so dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body. Why am I not surprised? Men don’t have to protest, particularly white men. They haven’t given up any rights. I’m also not surprised that you hadn’t heard of it. 
    Hey, you were the one talking about the “outrage”. I just pointed out that there did not seem to be much outrage at all.  Dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body, really?  You are truly the king of projecting around here.  My point was that people against abortion are often against a woman’s right to destroy what they deem is ANOTHER person’s body, but you see what you want apparently.  
    Where was the “outrage” that you suggested?  

    Clearly my point was lost upon you. I’m not surprised.
     
    You have no point, as usual.  I’m not surprised.
    Bye Felicia!
    How original Stewart.
    Bye Felicia...
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 20,460
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    PJPOWER said:
    If men could conceive, we wouldn't even be having this debate.
    Oh, I think there would still be different opinions on what constitutes a life and what does not.
    Sure, there'd be debate about when life begins but there wouldn't be any debate about restricting or banning and certainly no laws to those effects would be passed.
    I don’t agree, but this hypothesis is obviously impossible to conclude and is merely an opinionated assumption.  
    Read up on the outrage when a woman legislator introduced a bill to strip health plans from covering viagra prescriptions.
    Whataboutism...meh, you would have posted a link if it was relevant to this subject...but it isn’t.
    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/kentucky-bill-wives-permission-viagra/

    https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/hero-kansas-lawmaker-introduces-bill-requiring-men-to-get-permission-from-spouse-for-viagra-20170221-guhlep.html

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/want-viagra-s-c-bill-would-make-men-go-through-n480741

    Ask and ye shall receive, in threes, seeing how it seems to be the flava of the day.




    Um, where are the massive protests and outrage?  From what I’ve read, it was largely ignored.  She tried to make a point and no one cared.  Thanks for the links, though, I hadn’t even heard of it...again making me think it was a big nothing political ploy that didn’t even gain much attention.   
    Nice to see you be so dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body. Why am I not surprised? Men don’t have to protest, particularly white men. They haven’t given up any rights. I’m also not surprised that you hadn’t heard of it. 
    Hey, you were the one talking about the “outrage”. I just pointed out that there did not seem to be much outrage at all.  Dismissive of a woman’s right to control her body, really?  You are truly the king of projecting around here.  My point was that people against abortion are often against a woman’s right to destroy what they deem is ANOTHER person’s body, but you see what you want apparently.  
    Where was the “outrage” that you suggested?  

    Clearly my point was lost upon you. I’m not surprised.
     
    You have no point, as usual.  I’m not surprised.
    Bye Felicia!
    How original Stewart.
    Bye Felicia...
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  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,505
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    There will still be a large number of people clinging to guns and bibles, and will eat up when someone like Donald Trump pretends to be a holy roller.... but if the issue of abortion was removed, it would kick the legs out enough where Republicans (as they currently stand) would never win a National election, and also flip a lot of congressional seats.  
    Abortion is one of the major dividing issues, it’s true, though I’m not sure I agree with your assessment here. But if it were true, are you suggesting that “let them have it” is a preferred option? Because if you are, you’re willing to give up on a major feature of women’s health and women’s rights just to placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society. And I agree with Halifax, it would not end there. 
    If that is your view on pro-choice vs pro-life then you have missed the mark on this one. I've mentioned it before, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves about this debate. How pro-choicers misrepresent the pro-life side (I know it happens on both sides. But seems to be more common one way).
    I have never met anyone who is pro-life because they are to restrict women's right. That person does not exist. Which is why there is not a big gender bag in pro life vs pro choice. 
    To suggest pro-life exists because "placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society." then I would think you have never really listened to a single pro-life argument, ever. But probably just get your pro-life impressions from liberal politicians. I've never heard those accusations more than from liberal politicians who just want to make you believe I am pro-life because I hate women. So why are so many women pro-life then?
    I would recommend that everyone seriously sit down and talk with someone from a different point of view, and really listen to them. No matter what the topic is. You can learn a lot from talking to other people. Anyone who thinks pro-life is about restricting women has never done that, or listened to what they have to say.
    No, you’ve totally misunderstood and misconstrued my post. The “placate” comment clearly referred to giving up on fighting for access to health care I’m order to try to get concessions elsewhere. It doesn’t say that’s the reason people may be anti-choice. 

    And I’ve certainly spoken with people who are anti-choice whose reasons centre around controlling women’s reproductive options, so don’t try to argue that those people aren’t out there. 

    And finally, I didn’t use the term “hate women”.  That’s your term, don’t try to project that as my argument. 
    I did not intentionally misconstrue your point, I may have misunderstood it.
    I didn't say we "hate women," but said that is a common accusation among politicians pushing their pro-choice agenda, they want everyone to believe we are pro-choice because we mistreat women. Instead of focusing on the real reasons and focus on the science behind life, they just accuse anyone who disagrees with them as being sexist. 

    I would not call someone anti-choice, just like I wouldn't label someone anti-life. That gives me the impression that you are not really open to other's opinions, the only reason to give a negative label like that is to try and dismiss them. Which is in line with my example of politicians and their labels.  I could be entirely wrong about that, (and I'm not even trying to say that is really the case) that is just the impression I get from the language used.  I mean, would you think anyone was really sincere if they called everyone else anti-life? Probably not. 
    And of course there are those trying to control women's reproductive organs, that's the whole point being pro-life. But it is the motivation behind it. How many do it because they feel women are inferior, and how many because they want to preserve life. I think the latter reason is much, much more common. The first group would be an insignificant portion. The fact that there are as many pro-life women as men would tend to back that statement up, otherwise it would be completely lopsided (even more women according to many polls)..
    Anti-choice is accurate, since the defining feature of the argument is removing the choice of abortion for women. I don’t agree with that side identifying themselves as pro-life, because that attempts to claim the moral high ground and define the pro-choice side as anti-life, which it is not. 

    No time to respond to the other points right now 
    Brings me back to my earlier comment. you don't understand the views of pro-life if you think the defining feature is removing choice. It is not. The defining feature is preserving life. That argument seems to get lost in every abortion discussion. And if you truly believe the defining feature is just removing choice and restricting rights to women then you do not understand that passion or motivation and logic behind anyone who is pro-life. Why else would women make up half of the pro-life group?
    I mean no disrespect towards anyone who is pro-choice. I wouldn't ever call them murderers, I know there are some who do, but that isn't helpful or honest. But I recognize that the difference is almost always when does life start. The few suggestions for other reasons like that abortion should be allowed for population control if nothing else is honestly disgusting (which someone suggested a page or two back). 
    That is why I think it is as accurate to say anti-choice as it is to say anti-life. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 47,476
    The defining feature is very specifically preserving life by removing choice when it comes to a person's own body........ and then ditching the whole obsession about preserving life when the fetus becomes a person, in a lot of cases.
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  • dignindignin Posts: 7,300
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    There will still be a large number of people clinging to guns and bibles, and will eat up when someone like Donald Trump pretends to be a holy roller.... but if the issue of abortion was removed, it would kick the legs out enough where Republicans (as they currently stand) would never win a National election, and also flip a lot of congressional seats.  
    Abortion is one of the major dividing issues, it’s true, though I’m not sure I agree with your assessment here. But if it were true, are you suggesting that “let them have it” is a preferred option? Because if you are, you’re willing to give up on a major feature of women’s health and women’s rights just to placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society. And I agree with Halifax, it would not end there. 
    If that is your view on pro-choice vs pro-life then you have missed the mark on this one. I've mentioned it before, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves about this debate. How pro-choicers misrepresent the pro-life side (I know it happens on both sides. But seems to be more common one way).
    I have never met anyone who is pro-life because they are to restrict women's right. That person does not exist. Which is why there is not a big gender bag in pro life vs pro choice. 
    To suggest pro-life exists because "placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society." then I would think you have never really listened to a single pro-life argument, ever. But probably just get your pro-life impressions from liberal politicians. I've never heard those accusations more than from liberal politicians who just want to make you believe I am pro-life because I hate women. So why are so many women pro-life then?
    I would recommend that everyone seriously sit down and talk with someone from a different point of view, and really listen to them. No matter what the topic is. You can learn a lot from talking to other people. Anyone who thinks pro-life is about restricting women has never done that, or listened to what they have to say.
    No, you’ve totally misunderstood and misconstrued my post. The “placate” comment clearly referred to giving up on fighting for access to health care I’m order to try to get concessions elsewhere. It doesn’t say that’s the reason people may be anti-choice. 

    And I’ve certainly spoken with people who are anti-choice whose reasons centre around controlling women’s reproductive options, so don’t try to argue that those people aren’t out there. 

    And finally, I didn’t use the term “hate women”.  That’s your term, don’t try to project that as my argument. 
    I did not intentionally misconstrue your point, I may have misunderstood it.
    I didn't say we "hate women," but said that is a common accusation among politicians pushing their pro-choice agenda, they want everyone to believe we are pro-choice because we mistreat women. Instead of focusing on the real reasons and focus on the science behind life, they just accuse anyone who disagrees with them as being sexist. 

    I would not call someone anti-choice, just like I wouldn't label someone anti-life. That gives me the impression that you are not really open to other's opinions, the only reason to give a negative label like that is to try and dismiss them. Which is in line with my example of politicians and their labels.  I could be entirely wrong about that, (and I'm not even trying to say that is really the case) that is just the impression I get from the language used.  I mean, would you think anyone was really sincere if they called everyone else anti-life? Probably not. 
    And of course there are those trying to control women's reproductive organs, that's the whole point being pro-life. But it is the motivation behind it. How many do it because they feel women are inferior, and how many because they want to preserve life. I think the latter reason is much, much more common. The first group would be an insignificant portion. The fact that there are as many pro-life women as men would tend to back that statement up, otherwise it would be completely lopsided (even more women according to many polls)..
    Anti-choice is accurate, since the defining feature of the argument is removing the choice of abortion for women. I don’t agree with that side identifying themselves as pro-life, because that attempts to claim the moral high ground and define the pro-choice side as anti-life, which it is not. 

    No time to respond to the other points right now 
    Brings me back to my earlier comment. you don't understand the views of pro-life if you think the defining feature is removing choice. It is not. The defining feature is preserving life. That argument seems to get lost in every abortion discussion. And if you truly believe the defining feature is just removing choice and restricting rights to women then you do not understand that passion or motivation and logic behind anyone who is pro-life. Why else would women make up half of the pro-life group?
    I mean no disrespect towards anyone who is pro-choice. I wouldn't ever call them murderers, I know there are some who do, but that isn't helpful or honest. But I recognize that the difference is almost always when does life start. The few suggestions for other reasons like that abortion should be allowed for population control if nothing else is honestly disgusting (which someone suggested a page or two back). 
    That is why I think it is as accurate to say anti-choice as it is to say anti-life. 
    They may not think that removing a woman's choice is the defining feature of their belief but that is the ultimate end result, I don't know how that can be argued. What someone believes or is their intent is irrelevant, it is the result that matters.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,111
    dignin said:
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    mace1229 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    There will still be a large number of people clinging to guns and bibles, and will eat up when someone like Donald Trump pretends to be a holy roller.... but if the issue of abortion was removed, it would kick the legs out enough where Republicans (as they currently stand) would never win a National election, and also flip a lot of congressional seats.  
    Abortion is one of the major dividing issues, it’s true, though I’m not sure I agree with your assessment here. But if it were true, are you suggesting that “let them have it” is a preferred option? Because if you are, you’re willing to give up on a major feature of women’s health and women’s rights just to placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society. And I agree with Halifax, it would not end there. 
    If that is your view on pro-choice vs pro-life then you have missed the mark on this one. I've mentioned it before, and this is one of my biggest pet peeves about this debate. How pro-choicers misrepresent the pro-life side (I know it happens on both sides. But seems to be more common one way).
    I have never met anyone who is pro-life because they are to restrict women's right. That person does not exist. Which is why there is not a big gender bag in pro life vs pro choice. 
    To suggest pro-life exists because "placate those who want to continue to restrict women’s “place” in society." then I would think you have never really listened to a single pro-life argument, ever. But probably just get your pro-life impressions from liberal politicians. I've never heard those accusations more than from liberal politicians who just want to make you believe I am pro-life because I hate women. So why are so many women pro-life then?
    I would recommend that everyone seriously sit down and talk with someone from a different point of view, and really listen to them. No matter what the topic is. You can learn a lot from talking to other people. Anyone who thinks pro-life is about restricting women has never done that, or listened to what they have to say.
    No, you’ve totally misunderstood and misconstrued my post. The “placate” comment clearly referred to giving up on fighting for access to health care I’m order to try to get concessions elsewhere. It doesn’t say that’s the reason people may be anti-choice. 

    And I’ve certainly spoken with people who are anti-choice whose reasons centre around controlling women’s reproductive options, so don’t try to argue that those people aren’t out there. 

    And finally, I didn’t use the term “hate women”.  That’s your term, don’t try to project that as my argument. 
    I did not intentionally misconstrue your point, I may have misunderstood it.
    I didn't say we "hate women," but said that is a common accusation among politicians pushing their pro-choice agenda, they want everyone to believe we are pro-choice because we mistreat women. Instead of focusing on the real reasons and focus on the science behind life, they just accuse anyone who disagrees with them as being sexist. 

    I would not call someone anti-choice, just like I wouldn't label someone anti-life. That gives me the impression that you are not really open to other's opinions, the only reason to give a negative label like that is to try and dismiss them. Which is in line with my example of politicians and their labels.  I could be entirely wrong about that, (and I'm not even trying to say that is really the case) that is just the impression I get from the language used.  I mean, would you think anyone was really sincere if they called everyone else anti-life? Probably not. 
    And of course there are those trying to control women's reproductive organs, that's the whole point being pro-life. But it is the motivation behind it. How many do it because they feel women are inferior, and how many because they want to preserve life. I think the latter reason is much, much more common. The first group would be an insignificant portion. The fact that there are as many pro-life women as men would tend to back that statement up, otherwise it would be completely lopsided (even more women according to many polls)..
    Anti-choice is accurate, since the defining feature of the argument is removing the choice of abortion for women. I don’t agree with that side identifying themselves as pro-life, because that attempts to claim the moral high ground and define the pro-choice side as anti-life, which it is not. 

    No time to respond to the other points right now 
    Brings me back to my earlier comment. you don't understand the views of pro-life if you think the defining feature is removing choice. It is not. The defining feature is preserving life. That argument seems to get lost in every abortion discussion. And if you truly believe the defining feature is just removing choice and restricting rights to women then you do not understand that passion or motivation and logic behind anyone who is pro-life. Why else would women make up half of the pro-life group?
    I mean no disrespect towards anyone who is pro-choice. I wouldn't ever call them murderers, I know there are some who do, but that isn't helpful or honest. But I recognize that the difference is almost always when does life start. The few suggestions for other reasons like that abortion should be allowed for population control if nothing else is honestly disgusting (which someone suggested a page or two back). 
    That is why I think it is as accurate to say anti-choice as it is to say anti-life. 
    They may not think that removing a woman's choice is the defining feature of their belief but that is the ultimate end result, I don't know how that can be argued. What someone believes or is their intent is irrelevant, it is the result that matters.
    Exactly 
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,111
    I think we were hearing something today about how the anti-choice crowd are no less in favour of women's rights than the pro-choice crowd. Not surprisingly, it really isn't true, according to information in this article (which is about Trump but includes information on a recent survey of the attitudes of pro- and anti-choice individuals). Copying here the relevant bit:

    In January, communications and public opinion research firm PerryUndem released The State of the Union on Gender Equality, Sexism, and Women’s Rights, a study that shows voters who want to see Roe v. Wade overturned have markedly different views on gender roles than voters who do not. Nearly two-thirds of anti-Roe voters agreed they were “more comfortable with women having traditional roles in society, such as caring for children and the family.” Only 31 percent of pro-Roe voters agreed with that statement. Two-thirds of anti-Roe voters agreed that “male politicians can represent the interests of women as well as female politicians can.” Only 27 percent of pro-Roe voters agreed with that statement.

    There’s more. Nearly two-thirds of anti-abortion voters disagreed with the statement that “men should not have a say in legislating what women do with their bodies” and almost half of them disagreed with the statement that “the country would be better off with more women in political office.”


    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-matson-roe-abortion-sexism_us_5ab11146e4b0697dfe1ab76c
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  • dignindignin Posts: 7,300
    I think we were hearing something today about how the anti-choice crowd are no less in favour of women's rights than the pro-choice crowd. Not surprisingly, it really isn't true, according to information in this article (which is about Trump but includes information on a recent survey of the attitudes of pro- and anti-choice individuals). Copying here the relevant bit:

    In January, communications and public opinion research firm PerryUndem released The State of the Union on Gender Equality, Sexism, and Women’s Rights, a study that shows voters who want to see Roe v. Wade overturned have markedly different views on gender roles than voters who do not. Nearly two-thirds of anti-Roe voters agreed they were “more comfortable with women having traditional roles in society, such as caring for children and the family.” Only 31 percent of pro-Roe voters agreed with that statement. Two-thirds of anti-Roe voters agreed that “male politicians can represent the interests of women as well as female politicians can.” Only 27 percent of pro-Roe voters agreed with that statement.

    There’s more. Nearly two-thirds of anti-abortion voters disagreed with the statement that “men should not have a say in legislating what women do with their bodies” and almost half of them disagreed with the statement that “the country would be better off with more women in political office.”


    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-matson-roe-abortion-sexism_us_5ab11146e4b0697dfe1ab76c
    FAKE NEWS!!! I got a friend that says different.
  • dignindignin Posts: 7,300

    Abortion rates go down when countries make it legal: report

    Countries with stricter abortion laws have higher abortion rates



    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/abortion-rates-go-down-when-countries-make-it-legal-report-n858476
  • my2handsmy2hands Posts: 17,118
    If this moronic country of mine ever overturns Roe v Wade I'm fucking out of here, for real
  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 7,715
    It’s her choice and her choice only 
    That’s not even debatable ! I don’t agree with bjens assessment ..
    Jose, I think you misinterpreted my position - I’m 100% in agreement that to have an abortion is a woman’s right.
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