How to Stump Anti-Abortionists With One Question « Unreasonable Faith
"Did you know you can stump anti-abortionists with one simple question? Just ask them this: If abortion was illegal, what should be done with the women who have illegal abortions?" | IT MAKES NO SENSE, PEOPLE. THINK!
What do you think?Shakesville: Breaking the Silence: On Living Pro-Lifers' Choice for Women
Hey, Shakers, Liss has graciously allowed me to yell in her forum. Many thanks, Liss. I have no other outlet for what I'm about to say. I want to tell you first: at least one of you knows me in person. What I'm about to say is something you do not know about me. If it's not you, then one of your friends might be like me.
Post-adoption and post-abortion effects on women compared.
I have given a baby up for adoption, and I have had an abortion, and while anecdotes are not evidence, I can assert that abortions may or may not cause depression - it certainly did not in me, apart from briefly mourning the path not taken - but adoption? That is an entirely different matter. I don't doubt that there are women who were fine after adoption, and there is emphatically nothing wrong with that or with them; but I want to point out that if we're going to have a seemingly neverending discussion about the sorrow and remorse caused by abortion, then it is about goddamn time that we hear from birth mothers too.More Americans “Pro-Life” Than “Pro-Choice” for First Time
A new Gallup Poll, conducted May 7-10, finds 51% of Americans calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.-The new results, obtained from Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs survey, represent a significant shift from a year ago, when 50% were pro-choice and 44% pro-life. Prior to now, the highest percentage identifying as pro-life was 46%, in both August 2001 and May 2002.- The source of the shift in abortion views is clear in the Gallup Values and Beliefs survey. The percentage of Rep (incl inde who lean Rep) calling themselves "pro-life" rose by 10 points over the past year, from 60% to 70%, while there has been essno change in the views of Dem and Dem leaners.- Similarly, by ideology, all of the increase in pro-life sentiment is seen among self-identified conservatives and moderates;