As "Roe v. Wade" turns 40, most oppose reversing abortion ruling

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Just goes to show how fickle we all are. We are horrified at the thought of children being shot at school, but we are indifferent to children being ripped from their mother’s womb. 26 children died a horrific death in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. 5000 children die every day in this country from abortion. But that’s ok. It’s their mother’s decision.

Jan 16, 2013 2:18pm EST  --  Report as abuse
supremacy wrote:

The hypocrisy of the liberal mindset. Think of the children, unless it inconveniences me.

Jan 16, 2013 2:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
sylvan wrote:

It’s the law and it is not going anywhere dudes. If you guys don’t like abortions, don’t have unprotected sex with prochoice women, who aren’t looking to become pregnant. Just keep it in your pants and no unwanted children will be conceived. It’s their father’s choice.

Jan 16, 2013 2:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ptiffany wrote:

It’s interesting that so many of those self-proclaimed “patriots” who constantly tout freedom, liberty and the American Way, are so opposed to a variety of issues that have been the law of the land for decades – democratically, Constitutionally determined laws. Seems they don’t trust or are even fearful of their neighbors who couldn’t be real Americans because they have a different point of view.

How long will we have to abide this Idiocracy?

Jan 16, 2013 2:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

“Roe v. Wade” turns 40!

“Happy Birthday”

At least you got the chance to grow up.

Jan 16, 2013 3:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

bluewater writes: “…5000 children die every day in this country from abortion.”

Correction: 5000 fetuses die every day in this country due to abortion. U.S. law holds that a fetus is not a child. Abortion is legal in the United States and always will be. If this troubles you…. you can always move to Haiti. Abortion is against the law there. And it shows :)

Jan 16, 2013 3:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Harry079 wrote:

Alkaline State when was the last time you heard of ANYONE having a Fetus Shower?

Jan 16, 2013 3:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Good point, Harry. Can’t say I’ve ever been to a fetus shower…. or seen a jar of Gerber fetus food. ‘Cuz a fetus ain’t a baby, and that ain’t a maybe :)

Keep abortion legal.

Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm EST  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:

Yes, but destroy an eagle’s egg and see what the penalty is. We protect unborn eagles in this country but not unborn children.

Jan 16, 2013 4:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Moonhill, the more accurate analogy is a bald eagle mother destroying her own egg. And that’s legal. She will not receive a penalty, I assure you.

Jan 16, 2013 4:36pm EST  --  Report as abuse
CMEBARK wrote:

This is a never ending issue. No matter what side one takes there is always someone who wants to argue it. The same cast of characters who argue for more guns, argue against abortion. They argue for less government, more individual rights, but no choice when it comes to abortion. It’ll never end.

Jan 16, 2013 4:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:

Bald eagles are intelligent enough not to destroy their own eggs.

Jan 16, 2013 5:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Moonhill, actually, like most animals, Bald eagles are intelligent enough to plant heavy and then thin the row.

From the below-linked info resource on bald eagles:

“Sometimes two chicks will survive, but it is not uncommon for the older eaglet to kill the smaller one…Should one chick decide to kill its sibling, neither parent will make the slightest effort to stop the fratricide.”

Nearly all animals have some form of abortion, fratricide or infanticide, in order to control population. Humans are fairly civilised in this regard. Only the first of the above three is legal among humans. That’s pretty good, no?

http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle4.html

Jan 16, 2013 6:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

@bluewater23000

What’s going on in another person’s belly is nobody’s business but their own. It’s not the government business, and not your business either. Mind your own business.
Calling a fetus a baby is a fallacy that’s equivalent to calling a child an adult because most children grow up, and calling a living person a dead one, based on the notion that eventually people die.
A child is a child, and adult is an adult, a living person is a living person, and a dead one is a dead one.
Bottom line: a fetus is a fetus. It’s neither a baby nor a person.

Jan 16, 2013 6:19pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

moonhill writes: “Bald eagles are intelligent enough not to destroy their own eggs.”

Yeah and donkeys are smart enough not to start land wars in Asia. But people will be people.

Jan 16, 2013 6:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

LOL, Alkaline!

Jan 16, 2013 11:57pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ErnestPayne wrote:

Why is abortion still an issue in the US. It is not an issue in the first world with the exception of priest ridden religious crazy countries such as Eire and the US.

Jan 17, 2013 10:17am EST  --  Report as abuse
YoungTurkArmy wrote:

Keep insisting on calling an aggregation of cells a child and eventually you will get others to change their language. Sorry, but calling those cells the unborn is simply another example of The Big Lie. At 60-65 percent, it would be tyranny to try to overturn Roe v Wade.

Jan 17, 2013 11:18am EST  --  Report as abuse
lemonfemale wrote:

When you consider that less than two-thirds knew what Roe v Wade dealt with, (follow the link in the article) this does not translate into support for legalized abortion. Even this article gets it wrong since Roe- rather than legalizing abortion in the first trimester- absolutely prohibited any limits before the end of the second. Even after viability abortion had to be legal if the pregnancy endangered the mother’s health, defined in the companion decision (Doe v Bolton announced the same day) as including psychological damage, with specific reference to “unwanted” children. (Translation: “I don’t want it and you can’t make me.”)

Jan 17, 2013 11:35am EST  --  Report as abuse
lemonfemale wrote:

reality-again “A fetus is a fetus. It’s neither a baby or a person”

“When I hear the argument, mainly from intellectuals, that a Jew is a human being, I then reject that totally.” Hermann Goering

“There’s your baby” My obstetrician to me at about two months. And he actually did abortions.

Not saying reality-again is anything like Hermann Goering, but have we not learned what happens when we say human beings are not human beings?

Jan 17, 2013 11:44am EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

Lemonfemale, if the Constitution intended there to be a status of ‘unborn,’ then it would have said so. Maybe the Fourteenth Amendment would discuss where a child is ‘conceived’ or ‘carried,’ rather where the child is born, in order to determine if that child is a citizen.

But it doesn’t. What it really says is “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

I don’t see anything in there about the location of conception or gestation, do you? Because those things don’t matter in U.S. law.

Jan 17, 2013 3:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ccrider27 wrote:

Since 1973, every time a poll has been conducted across a representative sample of All Americans and the question was asked straight up: “Do you favor a woman’s right to choose?” the overwhelming majority of Americans say Yes!

There will always be a very few outspoken and often violent ‘better than thou’ hypocrites – the vast majority of whom are men.

If they were consistent in their thinking then they would work to reduce the occurrence of conditions causing unintended pregnancies and to create an environment that would support unplanned children.

They would support sex education and making contraceptives more readily available.

They would deal with the fact that at any one time in America there are about 1 million children in foster care – by definition the for-profit warehousing of unwanted children – and God bless the folks that are willing to take on that responsibility.

They would recognize that many foster children in America are battered and abused verbally, physically and sexually on a daily basis – abuse from which they never fully recover – and they would do something about that.

They have never had the opportunity (since 1973) to hold the hand of a woman in the process of dying from sepsis after getting a coat hangar abortion.

But that’s not what they are about. They prefer to sit back in their easy chairs, point fingers and rant about those other ‘sinful, irresponsible people’ and then go back to their small lives making no effort whatsoever to make the innocent children’s lives any better.

I’d like to hear how they plan to explain that at the Pearly Gates.

Jan 17, 2013 4:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ccrider27 wrote:

Since 1973, every time a poll has been conducted across a representative sample of All Americans and the question was asked straight up: “Do you favor a woman’s right to choose?” the overwhelming majority of Americans say Yes!

There will always be a very few outspoken and often violent ‘better than thou’ hypocrites – the vast majority of whom are men.

If they were consistent in their thinking then they would work to reduce the occurrence of unintended pregnancies and to create an environment that would support unplanned children.

They would support sex education and making contraceptives more readily available.

They would deal with the fact that at any one time in America there are about 1 million children in foster care – by definition the for-profit warehousing of unwanted children – and God bless the folks that are willing to take on that responsibility.

They would recognize that many foster children in America are battered and abused verbally, physically and sexually on a daily basis – abuse from which they never fully recover – and they would do something about that.

They have never had the opportunity (since 1973) to hold the hand of a woman in the process of dying from sepsis after getting a coat hangar abortion.

But that’s not what they are about. They prefer to sit back in their easy chairs, point fingers and rant about those other ‘sinful, irresponsible people’ and then go back to their small lives making no effort whatsoever to make the children’s lives any better.

I’d like to hear how they plan to explain that at the Pearly Gates.

Jan 17, 2013 4:27pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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