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Anyone that has been here awhile probably remembers my stance on abortion. But I am curious how many people are anti-death penalty but still pro choice. The reason I ask is because like so many other issues, abortion rights has never been about morals or right or wrong, or womens rights or protecting babies. It has only been about politics. In order to have an opinion you either had to be left or right liberal on conservative. That being said, left leaning people who tend to not support the death penalty and have no objection to the government applying a moral standard to killing criminals, seem to be against anyone applying a moral standard to killing unborn babies. Righties on the other hand protest mightily to abortions yet are very "liberal" in applying the death penalty. This is interesting on so many levels.

Also, someone mentioned something about black market abortions being worse than clinical ones. I dont think they fully grasp the position of people that are anti-abortion. There is essentially no difference between the two. It is still killing babies. I know some might not believe that unborn babies matter enough to save but it would be hypocritical to challenge another persons right to believe that it is and still call yourself pro-choice. Keeping that in mind, people would do a lot to protect a child without any concern to the person they consider as the offender. Now before anyone goes on about it not being the other persons child, remember you stance in the conversations earlier about spanking and what basically boiled down to child abuse and a bystander's duty to intervene.

And because it always comes up seeing as it is a staple argument for the pro-choice side of the argument, I would like to address the "rape", "incest" abortion argument by saying that noone has once asked for a special, legal, supervised clinic specifically for victims of sexual crimes. Nope, instead the narrative has been that even though the number of abortions performed due to victims of sexual crimes is very low, this sole reason justifies the act in all situations

A few numbers for anyones concern.

estimated 237,868 victims of rape and sexual assault (aged 12 and over including men and women) while an estimated 1.06 million abortions performed in 2011. (down from 1.13 million in 2010) Whatever the percentage of that 237,868 are women and of those women that get raped instead a myriad of other acts that qualify as sexual assault, and of those women that get pregnant, and of those that get pregnant that choose abortion, it is a small percentage of abortions performed.

http://www.abort73.com/abortion_facts/us_abortion_statistics/

http://www.rainn.org/get-information/statistics/frequency-of-sexual-assault

Now I was being generous with my estimations. The National Abortion Federation (NAF) reports thats 1 percent or less all abortions performed are because of incest/rape/sexual assault. I tried to factor in cases that may go unreported but I could get no higher than 3 percent in my estimation.

I haven't been here awhile but I am interested on your stance if you don't mind telling again?

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I haven't been here awhile but I am interested on your stance if you don't mind telling again?

unapologetically anti-abortion

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Liberals are going to have to do a lot more judge-shopping now...

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57610344/federal-appeals-court-reinstates-key-restriction-in-texas-abortion-law/

 

 


AUSTIN, Texas A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately - a decision that means as least 12 clinics won't be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

 

A panel of judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital can take effect while a lawsuit challenging the restrictions moves forward. The panel issued the ruling three days after District Judge Lee Yeakel said the provision serves no medical purpose.

 

Abortion-rights advocates immediately decried the appeals court's decision.

 

"What the Texas Legislature did was reckless and dangerous and what this federal appeals court did tonight is deeply troubling and also dangerous for women," Eric Ferrero, spokesman for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told CBS Radio News.

 

In its 20-page ruling, the appeals court panel acknowledged that the provision "may increase the cost of accessing an abortion provider and decrease the number of physicians available to perform abortions." However, the panel said that the U.S. Supreme Court has held that having "the incidental effect of making it more difficult or more expensive to procure an abortion cannot be enough to invalidate" a law that serves a valid purpose, "one not designed to strike at the right itself."

 

The panel left in place a portion of Yeakel's order that prevents the state from enforcing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration protocol for abortion-inducing drugs in cases where the woman is between 50 and 63 days into her pregnancy. Doctors testifying before the court had said such women would be harmed if the protocol were enforced.

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unapologetically anti-abortion

Thank you for sharing. I agree

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I self identify as pro-life, but in no way believe abortions should be banned. There are times when abortions are acceptable (in my self-righteous opinion) but I will never support the idea of abortion as a form of birth control.

I'm also a staunch anti-death penalty type. There are no times when taking a life is an acceptable form of punishment (again, in my own self-righteous opinion).

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