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Abortion
06-09-2011, 08:42 PM
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Abortion
Abortion divides Americans along religious lines.

A 2009 survey from the Pew Forum confirms other reports that nearly all humanists and other non-theists join most Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus in their support for a woman's right to abortion services, while Christians and Muslims are split on the issue. Leading the charge against abortion access are the evangelical Christians, Mormons, and Jehovah's Witnesses.

My personal #1 reason that I don't like religion is because I like knowledge! And Religion suppresses knowledge; not just the knowledge unfortunately, but it suppresses the entire drive to understand.
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07-17-2011, 02:58 AM
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RE: Abortion
(06-09-2011 08:42 PM)Garrett Fogerlie Wrote:  Abortion divides Americans along religious lines.
I notice a real reluctance to comment on this subject , why do we choose not to make clear our opinions , it could be that most of us have an internal conflict when it comes to abortion. No it should never be taken lightly ,it is something that will stay in the memory for a lifetime .

My greatest worries are, as with many issues : the punishment of the poor and vulnerable , also the need for society to empower women generally.

In 2009, a 17-year-old Utah girl known in court filings as J.M.S. found herself pregnant by an older man who is now facing charges of using her in child pornography. J.M.S. lived in house without electricity or running water in a remote part of the state, several hours’ drive from the nearest clinic, which was in Salt Lake City. Getting there would have required not just a car—her area had no public transportation—but money for a hotel in order to comply with Utah’s 24-hour-waiting period, as well as for the cost of the abortion itself.

According to prosecutors, when J.M.S. was in her third trimester, she paid a man $150 to beat her in the hopes of inducing a miscarriage. The fetus survived, but she was charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder. When her case was thrown out on the grounds that her actions weren’t illegal under the state’s definition of abortion, legislators changed the law so they would be able to punish women like her in the future. Meanwhile, prosecutors have appealed J.M.S.’ case to the Supreme Court, and observers expect it to rule against her. She could still face a trial and prison time.

History has shown that when we make something unlawful , the rich will find a way ,going to the next state or as in the case of the UK and Ireland ,a short trip to a sympathetic country. Where as the poor often go to desperate lengths and get caught then punished .

I don't think there are any easy answers.
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07-21-2011, 09:04 PM
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RE: Abortion
(06-09-2011 08:42 PM)Garrett Fogerlie Wrote:  Abortion divides Americans along religious lines.

A 2009 survey from the Pew Forum confirms other reports that nearly all humanists and other non-theists join most Jews, Buddhists, and Hindus in their support for a woman's right to abortion services, while Christians and Muslims are split on the issue. Leading the charge against abortion access are the evangelical Christians, Mormons, and Jehovah's Witnesses.

I have always been pro choice. I use to be a devoted Christian and I still felt like the decision should be between the woman and her doctor. I may choose to never have an abortion, but I would never want that choice taken from another woman.
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07-21-2011, 11:08 PM
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RE: Abortion
I agree Suzie , you don't suddenly become a government controlled incubator .
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