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#13 rodeo

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:24 AM

yeah. it's about an employee's judgment and has nothing to do with abortion itself as implied in the article's title.

sensationalism.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:24 AM

What if the father is younger? Say the father was 12, and the mother was 13. Why would the father get in trouble? I ******* hate double standards.


It depends on the state.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:26 AM

Read the entire article. I believe all the full videos are on the website....or still on youtube.


The conversation in the uncut version is more nuanced than the edited five-minute version, and includes a staffer stating emphatically, "We have to follow the laws," and another urging Rose to tell her mother about the pregnancy.

"I should also note that every time we release footage from a new clinic," said Rose in an e-mail, "we send complete copies of the footage to various state authorities, including the attorney general."

For this story, Rose would answer questions only by e-mail. When contacted in December, she agreed to meet a reporter the next day but canceled, citing schoolwork, and refused to reschedule. She was subsequently advised by a publicist to communicate only in writing.

She did not answer a question about who funds her work, saying only that she operates "on a very low budget" and uses "mostly student volunteers." Federal tax records for Live Action Films, created in 2008, are not yet available.



Rose and O'Keefe visited their first clinic -- UCLA's Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center -- in 2006. They videotaped an employee telling them "some pretty bad things," said O'Keefe, including that the fetus is a collection of cells. "That's what set us in motion."


A fetus is a collection of cells. but thats the ignornance you get when you are

home-schooled, she wrote in an e-mail, and also attended a part-time Christian school and a junior college throughout high school. When she was 15, she said, she founded Live Action and began giving antiabortion presentations to schools and youth groups.

Between 2006 and 2008, Rose attended four workshops at the Leadership Institute, a Virginia-based educational foundation that teaches conservatives how to polish their communication skills.

In fall 2006, when she was a UCLA freshman, she and fellow conservative activist James O'Keefe came up with the idea to infiltrate clinics.

Rose, by e-mail, and O'Keefe, in a phone interview, said they were inspired by the work of Mark Crutcher, a Texas antiabortion activist who in 2002 taped fake calls to hundreds of Planned Parenthood clinics around the country featuring women posing as pregnant minors.


She's smart with this tactic, but the piss poor part about it is that clearly the workers at the clinic are siding with the girls requests not to report her "boyfriend" out of sympathy for the girl in trouble, and not out of some mission to let older men prey on girls. Fail.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:27 AM

A fetus is a collection of cells. but thats the ignornance you get when you are



She's smart with this tactic, but the piss poor part about it is that clearly the workers at the clinic are siding with the girls requests not to report her "boyfriend" out of sympathy for the girl in trouble, and not out of some mission to let older men prey on girls. Fail.


Hey...it's out of the Saul Alinsky book...something about hanging someone on their own petards right?

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:34 AM

A fetus is a collection of cells. but thats the ignornance you get when you are.


All of us are a collection of cells at all times.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:35 AM

All of us are a collection of cells at all times.


We still are.

In fact...everything is.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:41 AM

so now that you understand that the basis for her entire crusade is hack, lets hear it for our fearless abortion clinic workers!

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:44 AM

Hey..it got someone elected president. There's no stopping her now.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:45 AM

I wonder when the libs are going to institute a euthanasia program?

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:46 AM

I wonder when the libs are going to institute a euthanasia program?


It would help with population control...

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:50 AM

Hey..it got someone elected president. There's no stopping her now.


Are you really this dumb, racist, and generally moronic, or is this just an act for the internet.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:56 AM

Are you really this dumb, racist, and generally moronic, or is this just an act for the internet.


I'm thinking it's the former...