Overturn 'Roe v. Wade'

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The fruit of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 41 years ago, is tears, tears and more tears.

For all the time my friends and I have spent in front of the local abortion centers, we have never seen a woman leave happy unless she was leaving after having decided to save her baby. I remember a post-abortive woman leaving and her boyfriend reaching out to hug her, and she brushed him away in disgust.

One time I was chatting with a grandmother seated in the car baby-sitting the two grandchildren while her daughter went in for the abortion. When I mentioned that 70 percent of women regret their abortions, she started crying and told me that she had had two abortions. She tried to warn her daughter of the deep heartache to come and not to make the same mistake she had, but her daughter would not listen. The tears flowed.

Another day, a woman was driving out of the parking lot after having a post-abortion follow-up visit. We started chatting and she burst into tears, saying that everyone had told her not to do it, but she did not listen. She deeply regretted her choice.

Coming down the sidewalk one day, heading toward Planned Parenthood, were four generations and the boyfriend – there was the teenage pregnant daughter, her mother, her grandmother and the boyfriend, all holding hands. You would have thought them on their way to a picnic. We started to chat, and at first the teen seemed to be changing her mind about the abortion, but then the boyfriend pulled her aside and headed in with her. Then the mom, apologizing, stated that it was the teen’s decision, and went inside. Then the grandmother stood there – crying. Four generations entered Planned Parenthood that cold January morning, but only three generations emerged.

Tears, regret, loss, depression, despair – sometimes these emotions are felt immediately, sometimes they come on the aborted baby’s due date or upon the arrival of a “planned” baby. Whenever they come, these deep emotional scars are the hidden toll of abortion.

With 56 million babies dead and their moms and dads emotionally wounded, isn’t it time to overturn Roe v. Wade?

Kathy Edry

Augusta

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Darby
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Darby 01/25/14 - 11:23 pm
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"We're human beings. Sex is going to happen."

We're human beings. Murder is going to happen.

We're human beings. Burglary is going to happen.

We're human beings. Rape is going to happen.

We're human beings. Drunk driving is going to happen.

We're human beings. Racial discrimination is going to happen.

We're human beings. Bigotry is going to happen.

We're human beings. Stupidity is going to happen.

Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, ad infinitum ..... What's your point OJP?

And for your information, at least PART of the answer IS don't have sex. At least, for those intelligent enough to listen and for those who aren't ready to accept the responsibility for the consequences of their actions. And one more thing...

We're human beings. We're able to recognize and then learn from our mistakes.

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The answer is CERTAINLY NOT sitting smugly on the sidelines, cheering on irresponsible behavior and contributing meaningless platitudes.

stuaby
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stuaby 01/26/14 - 12:31 am
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@ seenitB4

I'm telling you, right now, that in spite of all your enabling by continuing to vote for the people who keep this scourge going, abortion and everything that leads to it will be erased, no thanks to you, brother.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/26/14 - 07:13 am
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stuaby

I vote 95% of the time for Rep.....so you are off base & really don't know me....but have a great day thinking you do...

Abortion will always be with us.....either on the back streets or with a knitting needle....I don't like it either but I can see that wishing something doesn't make it true.

stuaby
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stuaby 01/26/14 - 11:04 am
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Well, you're right, I don't

Well, you're right, I don't know you. All I can go by are the comments you post. And from what I can see, as far as this issue goes, is that you are an apologist for it, and it doesn't bother you, at all.
I'm sure that there were people, in 1860, who said: "Well, slavery will be with us always, so, screw it, there's nothing we can do" Well, there was something that could be done. Just saying that it'll always be with us doesn't help. Let it go back to the back alleys. The entire nation does not need this blood on its hands.

Darby
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Darby 01/26/14 - 11:47 am
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Talk about

beating a dead horse.....

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One more time.. If (and it's a HUGE if) we could get back to teaching and living morality (not necessarily religion) in our families, then abortion would be about as great a problem as what socks we choose to wear in the morning.

On the other hand, no matter what we teach our kids, it's going to be reversed and disassembled in our nation's schools. That's just what they do, and it's by design. If we don't take back America's education system then nothing we do as a society at home really matters.

Stop looking to government to solve our problems. Government IS the problem!

stuaby
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stuaby 01/26/14 - 12:11 pm
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@Darby

In theory, your premise is fine.
However, in practice, it's the same as putting out a call for people to teach their children not to speed on the highways. It's just not going to happen. And even if it did, many kids will speed anyway.
It is the same w/ abortion. A stone wall has to be put up to make it harder than jumping 50 feet in a single bound to engage in this practice.

KasparHauser
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KasparHauser 01/26/14 - 02:33 pm
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Again, one scarcely knows
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Again, one scarcely knows where to start with such rhetorical factoids being shilled as Reality...

1. They weren't babies, so get over that Talking Point,

2. There's no indication that fathers knew about any or all, nor that they were remorseful, so spare us that Talking Point

3. The plural of Personal Anecdote is not Reality-based Data, so give us some semi-objective polling instead of, once again, Talking Point belief

This sort of letter, predictable down to the last Hallmark Moment testimonials, is just another brick in the fundie wall, meant to make us all be better people by legally forcing us to behave in the way some religion tells us to.

The fact that no society, anywhere, has found a workable solution to avoiding the occasional consequences of 'unmarried sex', despite thousands of years, doesn't faze the Ideologues, either. But, if we only keep up the chanting and the beatings we will achieve a Perfect Society by their reckoning...

Sorry to rain on this sob story, but, I'd rather the half of the population that is directly affected by this issue be allowed to make up their own mind, free of the religious compulsion that, in the Abrahamic versions, always seems to ignore women in those societies. Yeah, people may huckster the additional Talking Point 'Well, my religion is actually very supportive of women. ' but, almost exclusively, the practical, real-life situation ends up with women being preached at that it's their gawdly duty to do as they're told, and it's not their interests that are important or there would be no compulsion necessary, would there.

It's also interesting how religious charity seems to evaporate when the True Believers are told they have to support those non-abortions as if they were their own kith and kin. Will the Pope be raising the recent 'surprise' child of the nun who didn't even know she was pregnant? Maybe with Francis, but with old Ratzinger?

OJP
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OJP 01/26/14 - 07:40 pm
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@Darby

You are making my point. Telling people to not have sex to prevent sex is just as ineffective as telling people not to murder to prevent murder.

Be practical.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 01/27/14 - 09:17 am
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Norma McCorvey

I encourage pro-choicers to google the name Norma McCorvey, the woman behind Roe vs. Wade. She is now a pro-life advocate.

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/01/22/woman-behind-roe-v-wade-im-dedicating...

Darby
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Darby 01/28/14 - 11:12 pm
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"You are making my point.

Telling people to not have sex to prevent sex is just as ineffective as telling people not to murder to prevent murder."

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No, YOU made MY point and you did so quite effectively. Just because fighting against murder doesn't stop ALL murder is no reason to throw your hands up and say, "Why even try, they're gonna do it anyway."

As you seem so willing to do with casual and reckless sex.

Do you now understand???

Darby
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Darby 01/28/14 - 11:21 pm
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Don't need to Google Norma McCorvey.

She was the Roe in Roe v. Wade. She lied about a pregnancy from a rape that NEVER HAPPENED in order to get a win in SCOTUS.

Now she has nothing but regrets.

I still think the answer lies in family and morality, not in governmental action for or against abortion.

Government is seldom the answer to any human problem, real or imagined.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/29/14 - 11:20 pm
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I'm still wondering how on

I'm still wondering how on Earth somebody would have an ultrasound at the same time they would be having an abortion. What a bizarre idea, only a man could come up with that one.

Oh, and the laws that were passed saying a doctor had to show the woman the ultrasound? It's been overturned as unConstitutional.

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corgimom 01/29/14 - 11:28 pm
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I don't think it's a bad

I don't think it's a bad thing that women have some regrets about having an abortion. Abortion is not a good thing, it's not a pleasant thing, yes, it's understandable that they would have some regrets. I would hope so, I would hope that they wouldn't treat it so cavalierly.

It's like divorce. You ask everybody that has ever gotten a divorce, if you were to ask them, "Did you ever have any regret that you got a divorce?" yeah, probably about 70% would say yes. Probably even more than 70% would say that. But then they would say, "But I needed to, it was necessary, even though it was sad and painful. But now I'm ok and I'm glad I did it."

Life is messy. Life is complicated. Life doesn't much go the way we want it to. Life is full of regrets and joys. But I wonder how they came up with 70%, since millions and millions of abortions have been performed, not to mention all the D&C's that were really abortions. Did they ask millions of women?

corgimom
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corgimom 01/29/14 - 11:33 pm
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As to the part about women

As to the part about women not looking happy when they leave- holy moly, who in the **** looks happy after they've just undergone an invasive surgical procedure? Do they expect patients to skip out the door? What a stupid thing to say!

I've had several surgeries, and no matter how much I wanted it or needed it, NO, I didn't look happy when I came out the door. I was drugged, I had just gone through something unpleasant and painful.

I wonder how Kathy Edry looks after she comes out of surgery. I bet she isn't smiling and looking happy, either.

I don't even look happy after I've had a tooth filled, for Pete's sake!

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InChristLove 01/30/14 - 06:17 am
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(corgimom) "I'm still

(corgimom) "I'm still wondering how on Earth somebody would have an ultrasound at the same time they would be having an abortion. What a bizarre idea, only a man could come up with that one. "

Is it not possible for a doctor to watch on an ultrasound or special xray type machine when repairing an artery in the heart, why is it so bizzare of an idea to do something similar when ripping a child from the womb.

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