redqueen (103,715 posts)
Does "abortion on demand and without apology" describe your approach to the issue?
Because the unnecessary, pandering language which further stigmatizes abortion is helping to erode women's rights.
The reversal of abortion and birth control rights must stop now!
Abortion is an issue that divides this country. This is no accident. How one thinks and feels about abortion flows fundamentally from how one views women.
We recognize that women are full human beings who must have the right – through unrestricted and unstigmatized access to birth control and abortion – to decide for themselves when and whether they will have children. We reject the view that a woman's highest purpose and fundamental “duty” is to bear children, even those she does not want or cannot care for.
Over 80% of abortion clinics have experienced violence, threats, or harassment; eight doctors and staff have been murdered. Today, 97% of rural counties have no abortion provider. One in four poor women who seeks an abortion cannot afford it and is forced to have a child she does not want. Five states have only one abortion clinic left.
This assault has intensified, not slowed, under the Presidency of Obama. 2011 and 2012 saw record new legal restrictions on abortion. Already this year, 278 bills have been introduced to further restrict abortion, including laws set to go into effect that would shut down the last clinic in North Dakota on August 1. Added to this, the Obama administration fought relentlessly to keep emergency contraception ("Morning After Pill") off the shelves and out of the hands of the women and girls who desperately need it.
Reproductive rights are in a state of emergency.
For too long, millions have watched in alarm as yesterday's outrageous and unthinkable attack has become today's “compromise position” and tomorrow's limit of what can be imagined. This dynamic must be broken. The political leaders of the Democratic Party cannot be relied on to do this. While posing as the last bastion of defense against these attacks, these “leaders” have in fact seriously undermined reproductive rights by seeking “common ground” with fascists and religious fanatics, by ceding the moral high ground, by severing abortion from women's emancipation and by refusing to stand up when abortion providers are murdered.
http://www.stoppatriarchy.org/aborti...statement.htmlMY POSITION:Star Member etherealtruth (9,214 posts)
11. My position: It is none of my damned business
It is not my business what decisions an other woman makes regarding her health and reproduction. What I consider to be my business is making sure a woman (every woman) has the right to choose what is best for her ... as long as she can exercise her rights, my interest has ended.
We know stress has a huge impact on physical health, emotional health and quality of life.
Therefore It is not my business what decisions a man makes regarding how he relieves stress. If he wants to knock a woman around to relieve stress what business is it of mine....or for that matter, the law. What I consider to be my business is making sure every man has the right to relieve his stress in whatever manner is best for him ... as long as he can exercise his rights, my interest has ended.
Right liberals? It's the same argument, with even less loss of life than abortion.
What abortion really comes down to is irresponsible women who are selfish from the first act of sex (the desire for HER PLEASURE over making responsible decisions based on possible outcomes) to the abortion because a child would be "inconvenient".
Liberals who espouse "abortion on demand", "it's just a reproductive health decision between a woman and her doctor" have made abortion to be their god. (When they themselves are not claiming to be God with the right to determine who lives and who dies.)
It is ironic. Liberal men have made women to be nothing more than sex objects and then they sold it to women as "freedom". And abortion on demand - the wanton killing of unborn babies - is one result of this.
And why should "many people" or ANY people other than a man have ANY say WHATSOEVER if he chooses to knock around his wife or girlfriend to relieve stress? We need politicians to butt out of this and the sooner they realize that the better. Hmmmmm.....Star Member truebluegreen (3,656 posts)
82. My question is why should "many people" or ANY people
other than a woman and her doctor have any say WHATSOEVER?
We need politicians to butt out of this and the sooner they realize that the better.
Somehow for the left it's quite OK to kill unborn babies....but it's not OK to harm women. They're irrational.....because they are selfish. The responsible way is if you choose to have sex, then you accept the responsibility to use birth control, and if that fails you take responsibility to either raise the child or give the child up for adoption. Not kill it.
BrotherIvan (1,050 posts)
56. I've been floating around posting that same thing this last week
When we add in the catch phrase that it's a "tragic" or "heartbreaking" decision, we are buying into the crap that abortion somehow equals the murdering of a baby. That somehow, a child was hurt or lost.
It's a baby once the mother carries the fetus to term and the baby is born. Until then, it's not.
There is so much guilt and shame that have been put on women who are only making the right decisions for their own lives and health. Our country has unconsciously bought into the pictures of a 30 week-old fetus being murdered. Women reinforce it to each other. If women weren't led to believe that every miscarriage or abortion was the death of an actual child, perhaps some of that guilt and shame could be lifted and people would then be able to understand that it is a medical procedure and necessary for health.They want EVERYTHING to be regulated...except abortion. For abortion they reject even common sense regulations that are there for the woman's health. Regulations that are expected (and enforced) on every other health care and surgical center. Liberals: BUT NOT OUR GOD, ABORTION.BlueJazz (19,076 posts)
67. When I say "Fight for Women's rights" I also mean Fight as in "fists-a-flying"
There is no "Compromise"
There is no "Well, meet us half way" (as spoken by the Repugs)
No...My thing is "Keep your laws off of innocent people that you are trying to SUPER-CONTROL because
of some sick-ass-insecurity-bullshit-god-knows-what"
Shut up, stick your repressive laws up your ass and sit down on them or I'll punch your fucking lights out.
(Ahh..can you tell I'm rather tired of their crap?)