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(National Review)   Fighting against abortion is part of the larger fight against violence that Republicans have always fought   (nationalreview.com ) divider line
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2013-07-01 08:49:05 AM  
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No, the fight against abortion is a desire to feel morally superior and to punish sluts for sexual promiscuity.

If pro-lifers actually wanted to prevent abortion they would back free contraceptives and sex education.
2013-07-01 03:19:27 PM  
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Almost Everybody Poops: This is a true pro-lifer, even though I completely disagree with him, I have more respect for than people who are pro-life but are okay with exceptions in case of rape.

Agreed that he attempted to be consistently on point.  Why isn't he asking for an outright ban on all abortions?  Let's take this to the full, logical conclusion, as well.  No death penalty, no wars, no pulling the plug, no cops shooting back.  He can go there, too - he opened up that can of worms.

All well and good to try and frame one argument - but it's laughably ironic that this is in reference to the current Texas State Legislature - Texas, who is shoulder deep in Death Penalty corpses.
2013-07-01 12:54:49 PM  
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Conservatives (the rich) have always been in favor of protecting (conserving) their property. And who most might want to take their property? People without any (poor people).

The modern notion of a police force that protects everybody rich and poor alike from criminals is a fairly recent invention. Before this the rich had to hire armed guards, and even today a disproportionate amount of policing is aimed at protecting the rich from the poor while giving a pass to theft and violence on the poor.

So yes, conservatives have always been against violence that threatens them but have been in favor of violence against poor people to keep them in their place.
2013-07-01 11:46:33 AM  
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Almost Everybody Poops: This is a true pro-lifer, even though I completely disagree with him, I have more respect for than people who are pro-life but are okay with exceptions in case of rape.


Internal consistency is typically a good thing, but making a rape victim go through nine months of daily reminders, all the attendant health problems, expenses, inconveniences, and risks of pregnancy, followed by the arduous experience of giving birth, even if it was absolutely guaranteed that the baby would be whisked off and adopted... that's just the most odious, disgusting, assholish thing you can do to the poor girl.  And of course you know they won't pay for her medical expenses.  Rape's bad enough when it lasts for nine minutes.  Legally mandating that it last for nine months is barbaric.

So the internally-inconsistent crew are more humane, even though they're also assholes.
2013-07-01 09:57:41 AM  
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Over 4,000 of our servicemen wrongly sent to Iraq disagree.
2013-07-01 09:19:33 AM  
1 vote:
To convince Republicans, we really need to start framing the abortion issue in terms of property rights, and the right to defend oneself against undesired invaders.

Unfortunately, for this to work, we'd also need to convince them that:
1) Women are allowed to own property
2) Women are not, in fact, property themselves
2013-07-01 09:15:08 AM  
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Without Fail: No, the fight against abortion is a desire to feel morally superior and to punish sluts for sexual promiscuity.


Well, yeah.  Since they can't toss acid in the faces of women who have sex or get an education or make their own decisions, they have to punish them somehow.

Religious people are literally retarded.
2013-07-01 09:05:20 AM  
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500 people in Texas disagree
2013-07-01 08:44:22 AM  
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How does murdering people inside churches fit in to this non-violent philosophy?
 
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