Study: Abortions at home are “safe”

Hey, soon it may be as easy as one, two, three:

Women who are less than nine weeks pregnant can safely have medical abortions at home, according to the head of a government-backed pilot project.

Abortion services for the 20,000 women who seek a chemically induced abortion every year could be transformed should the Department of Health’s official evaluation of the pilot confirm initial findings. But it is also likely to provoke controversy from anti-abortion campaigners who will claim that home abortions would make the procedure easier and therefore lead to more women having terminations.

Shirley Butler, the project manager of one pilot which has tested the abortions with 172 women patients since 2004, told the Guardian: “We haven’t had any significant problems apart from one woman who had a slightly heavy bleed. In my opinion medical abortions outside of acute hospitals seem to be safe.” She added that women who took part in the trial were positive about it.

These “at home” abortions will be even more convenient than the chemical abortion ‘option’ that is offered in the UK. How do the chemical abortions work? Well, it takes a couple of days for the drugs to take effect on the fetus, but eventually the dosages – um – ‘pay off':

Chemical abortions are available before the 12th week of pregnancy. Women who request it take one tablet of mifepristone at a hospital then return two days later to take four doses of misoprostol which causes a termination within hours. Usually women remain in hospital after taking the second pills until the abortion is complete. Under the trials they took both sets of pills within local community clinics to test the theory that it is safe to be outside hospital, and therefore at home.

One of these days they’ll be setting up QwikPillMarts where a gal can just run in, purchase the necessary pills, dash home and start the process of aborting an unwanted child – and the process can be underway while she’s cooking dinner, reading a book, sleeping … so easy, and it doesn’t take any time out of the day to do. How — efficient!

89 thoughts on “Study: Abortions at home are “safe”

  1. Meanwhile Walmart is still under fire for having pharmacists that want the ability to not go against thier ideals, religous beliefs or morals.

    Now they want to force them to do things they do not feel right doing.

    I am sure Walmart is not the only pharmacy out there. This whole thing is to make those who do not agree with selling or dispensing something they consider either immoral or that goes against thier own beliefs; force them to do it anyways.

    Wal-Mart Lawsuit Staged – Women “Denied’ Abortion Drug Admit Scheming

    By Gudrun Schultz

    MASSACHUSETTS, United States, February 2, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three women who are suing Wal-Mart after being denied the abortion-causing Plan B morning after pill have admitted to the Associated Press that the action was planned with abortion rights groups and lawyers.

    Moreover LifeSiteNews.com has learned that at least two of the women involved are themselves activists pushing the abortifacient drugs.

    Dr. Rebekah Gee and nurse and midwife Julia Battel, with Katrina McCarty, launched the suit in an attempt to force Wal-Mart to stock the drug on the grounds that it is a “commonly prescribed medicine,” the definition given to drugs that pharmacists are required to stock. A new state law allows pharmacists to dispense Plan B without a prescription, but they aren’t required to make it available.

    Link

    Pharmacists Debate Pro-Life Conscience Clause
    Spurred by recent changes in medicine and public policy, an increasing number of pharmacists are debating whether they should have the right to refuse to dispense medications they morally oppose.

    One of the major concerns is whether druggists should be allowed to reject prescriptions they believe will induce abortion — a situation that leaves their beliefs and their jobs on a collision course. The sometimes heated debate has preoccupied many pharmacists’ associations across the country.

    “They’re entitled to their own moral standards,” said Stephen Brandt, head of the Garden State Pharmacy Owners in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, whose organization has taken no official position. “They can’t just throw the prescription in the garbage, but they shouldn’t be forced to fill it either.”

    Although a handful of pharmacists raised these questions years ago, the discussion intensified last year after Somerville-based Gynetics Inc. announced it would market a packet of pills that could act in an abortifacient manner.

    Many pro-life supporters view the drug combination as an abortion-inducer, because it may prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. Pro-life pharmacists said the availability of the drug effectively forces them to participate in what they view as an immoral act.

    The conflict is likely to escalate in the coming year if the FDA approves the dangerous French abortion pill RU-486 and if other states follow Oregon’s decision to legalize prescriptions for physician-assisted suicide.

    Some pharmacists in Florida, Indiana, Washington, and California have been reprimanded or fired for refusing to dispense drugs they feel can be abortifacient.

    Last July, at the behest of the American Pharmaceutical Association, the New Jersey Pharmacists Association passed a resolution urging the Board of Pharmacy to recognize “the individual pharmacist’s right to exercise conscientious refusal” while urging the establishment of a system that would ensure patients’ access to legally prescribed therapy. (In other words, it would have pharmacists refer the patient to someone who would provide the drug.

    So far, the board has taken no action on the measure.

    Read the rest here

    Are you aware that a pharmacist can refuse to fill a prescription for you? I worked in pharmacies for 5 years and had no idea. I have had this happen to me and was quite shocked. I never knew a pharmacist could override a doctors order for you to take a prescribed drug…they indeed can. Like doctors, pharmacists can be sued for malpractice. If they feel they would be filling a prescription for a drug that may put them in danger of being sued, they can send you and your doctors note right out the door. So, pharmacists are federally not responsible to fill your prescription, it seems.

    Why should a pharmacy be federally responsible to carry it?

    I am sure we will get the usual if your for it I am against it crowds, but try having some information and proof (links) to go along with ‘rebuttals’, please.

  2. Update:

    Massachusetts Pharmacy Board Says Wal-Mart Must Stock Emergency Contraception

    BOSTON Feb 14, 2006 (AP)— The state pharmacy board ordered Wal-Mart on Tuesday to stock emergency contraception pills at its stores in Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts becomes second state to require the world’s largest retailer to carry the morning-after pill.

    A Wal-Mart spokesman said the company would comply with the directive by the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy and is reviewing its nationwide policy on the drug.

    “Clearly women’s health is a high priority for Wal-Mart,” spokesman Dan Fogleman said. “We are actively thinking through the issue.”

    Wal-Mart now carries the pill only in Illinois, where it is required to do so under state law. The company has said it “chooses not to carry many products for business reasons,” but has refused to elaborate.

    The unanimous decision by the pharmacy board comes two weeks after three women, backed by abortion rights groups, sued Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart for failing to carry the drug in its 44 Wal-Marts and four Sam’s Club stores in Massachusetts.

    The women had argued that state policy requires pharmacies to provide all “commonly prescribed medicines.”

    ……

    Sam Perkins, a lawyer for the three women, praised the board’s decision and said he was prepared to sue in other states should Wal-Mart not overturn its policy. Abortion rights groups and women’s organizations have also urged Wal-Mart to change its policy.

    Link

    Wal-Mart – CORPORATE MORAL STANCE

    For those of you that have not heard, Planned Parenthood is planning a boycott of Wal-Mart because Wal-Mart refuses to sell the drug Preven.

    Preven is being called the “day after contraceptive”. It is not a contraceptive. This pill is taken after conception has already taken place.

    This is a chemical abortion device which acts by preventing the newly conceived baby from implantation in its mother’s womb.

    Because of this Wal-Mart refuses to sell it.

    Planned Parenthood is launching a campaign asking all women and the men to boycott Wal-Mart and to write them letting them know that it is because they refuse to sell this abortifacient device.

    Wal-Mart officials gave an e-mail address for us to write. Please let them know you appreciate this courageous stand. We must not let them down. We really need to support businesses that take the moral high road on the vital issue of the right to life.

    The address is: letters@wal-mart.com
    In the Subject line write: Preven.

    Link

    Origins: In May 1999, Wal-Mart announced its pharmacies would not be selling the emergency contraceptive Preven. At that time Planned Parenthood did indeed engage in a bit of sabre-rattling, threatening a boycott of the retailer if that decision wasn’t reversed. That boycott, however, does not appear to have materialized. The angry talk quickly dissipated, but not so quickly that someone on the other side of the fight didn’t decide to issue his own call to arms, hence the e-mail quoted above that asks folks to show support for Wal-Mart against a boycott that never was.

    Wal-Mart’s stance isn’t so much pro-life as it is pro-business, but we’ll get into that later. Let’s start with a discussion of what the drug in question is and why it’s the subject of so much controversy.

    Preven is a “morning-after” pill that can be used up to 72 hours after unprotected sexual intercourse. The Preven kit is no more than four regular birth control pills packaged with a home pregnancy test and marketed under this new name. Instructions in the kit call for the pills to be taken two at a time, 12 hours apart, within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It is considered about 75% effective.

    Preven’s manufacturer, Gynetics Inc. of Somerville, N.J., is of the opinion the drug doesn’t cause abortions. It says Preven stops ovulation and prevents fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterine wall. Those against the drug claim it’s an abortifacient in that though it doesn’t kill the fertilized egg, it does keep it from gaining needed succor, which brings about the egg’s demise. It’s a fine point of distinction, but upon these fine points are pro-choice and pro-life wars waged. Also playing a role in the controversy is the question of when new life begins — at the moment sperm and egg successfully come together, or at the moment the fertilized egg successfully implants. Whether one chooses to view Preven as a birth control drug or as an abortifacient likely hinges on when one believes conception takes place.

    Preven is not to be confused with RU-486 (also known as Mifepristone), a drug that was illegal in the U.S.A. prior to its winning FDA approval in September 2000. RU-486 is used in the first seven weeks of pregnancy to cause a medically-induced abortion. In 2004 the FDA announced stricter labelling requirements for the drug, citing the instance of serious bacterial infection, bleeding, ectopic pregnancies that have ruptured, and death that have occurred among those who have taken it.

    Wal-Mart says its decision not to stock Preven was purely a business one. The company has stated that in the interest of meeting the needs of customers, its pharmacists will refer any request for the product to pharmacies that do carry it. It’s this dichotomy of stance (“We won’t sell it to you, but we’ll help you get it from another outlet”) which supports Wal-Mart’s claim that it took the decision it did for some reason other than pro-life ethics. To hold Wal-Mart up as champions of the pro-life cause is to miss the story — were the retailer truly pro-life, it wouldn’t be helping those who come seeking Preven. (Additionally, Wal-Mart drew the praise of Planned Parenthood when they announced they would offer alternative contraceptive products to women seeking Preven, something they wouldn’t do if the issue concerning Preven were a moral one rather than a business one.)

    Planned Parenthood believes Wal-Mart’s decision unfairly affects women in small towns where the only local pharmacy may be the one located at the nearby Wal-Mart. It’s difficult to know what to make of such an objection, because it’s hard to imagine a place so isolated so as not to be within driving distance of another pharmacy yet still large enough an urban center to attract a Wal-Mart. One might choose to view this position as a legitimate concern voiced by Planned Parenthood on behalf of those affected, or as a sympathy-gaining way for that group to frame its stance against a retailer who is doing something they don’t much like.

    Wal-Mart has been a favorite corporate whipping boy for years now. It’s big and successful and thus has provided our society two extremely popular putative reasons for resenting the hell out of it: It is said to have driven plucky little Mom ‘n’ Pop stores out of business with its unbeatably low prices, and it is decried for allegedly having changed the face of neighborhoods.

    In addition to the success-related reasons offered for disliking this particular retailer are the numerous marketing decisions it has made over the years. Time and again, Wal-Mart has managed to piss off folks by what it has chosen to stock or keep out of its stores. Not vending Preven is but one bone of contention: Wal-Mart also riled countless others with its decision to vend guns and ammunition, and another segment of society was angered by the retailer’s decision not to sell certain popular CDs it deemed offensive. All in all, Wal-Mart has proved to possess an undeniable talent for ruffling feathers.

    Yet as much as Wal-Mart is decried for its various decisions on what it will and will not sell, the unarguable bottom line is that it has the right to vend what it pleases — that is, after all, what free enterprise is about. If it chooses not to stock an FDA-approved drug, the consumer can vote with his feet. Likewise, if it chooses to sell guns but not certain popular CDs, the options are the same.

    Snopes on Walmart and Preven

  3. :( So it’s ok to kill as many babies as possible, but we dare not put a murdering gang member who can write a childrens book to death8-|

  4. Also remember it is cruel and unusual punishment to hang or electrocute (Old sparky) a murdering piece of dog squeeze that didn’t give there victim a choice! But we can suck the brains out of an innocent human being that won’t get a chance at life.:-?

  5. There are only a few reasons I would ever accept abortion and that it was life and death of the mother (and that is few and far between).

    or in cases of rape or incest.

    All other cases, like:

    1) I am not ready yet….
    If you are ready for sex, you are ready to be a parent. Having a child is a direct cause of having unprotected sex. If you feel you are not ready, then perhaps you shouldn’t be doing it.

    2) It will interrupt me going to school…
    See Number 1 or number 3, your choice.

    3) It’s an inconvienence….
    Should have thought about that before having unprotected sex! Why should an unborn baby die because you were stupid?

    What is the bottom line? An excuse will be found to justify the death of any baby or any mother when the cause of death is abortion. Individual women and children are always expendable to protect the “right-to-choose”. Who really has concern for any woman and her baby? You can only find true concern for them among defenders of life from conception to natural death. These “anti-abortion zealots” (as portrayed by the media) can be found in various Pro-Life, Right-to-Life, and Respect-for-Life organizations. Which choice appeals to you – the defenders of death or the defenders of life?

    The thing that really hurts my heart is the smug superiority and callousness of many pro-choice advocates. They make many violations of reason and decency, but what really bothers me is their disdain for the little dead babies. They weren’t really babies. They were just “choices” for the women to make, and anybody who has any misgivings about our very open abortion laws is HITLER!

  6. Is there a way to test if the unborn fetus is liberal? That was really insensitive. Lord, I Apologize!

    Comment by Jim M @ 2/17/2006 – 11:23 am

    LOL Good point, but you forgot about the starving Pygmys in New Guienna.:-"

  7. Here is a very good article and break down of excuses, read it:

    Abortion: Civil Rights or Birth Control?

    Pro-choice a civil rights issue, get real. This is a birth control issue; ask Ms. Roe. She started this issue of legalized abortions. Well, if she didn’t, someone else would have come along. She is the one who lied about being raped. So, why did she want an abortion? Because she was careless, got pregnant, and didn’t want the reminder of her mistake. Abortion was a convenient way out. Hence, Roe vs. Wade came about and abortion was made a legal form of birth control.

    Is this not true for most women? Or do women get abortions because of rape or incest? Or do women just say it is rape or incest to justify an abortion? Rape and incest are the examples used by pro-abortion activists. They feel abortion should be legal for these two cases and all other cases. What other cases? There is rape, incest, health problems, birth defects, and birth control. Am I missing anything?

    What are the most used defenses for having an abortion? Are the reasons of rape and incest used more often? These justifications should be the least often used excuses for having an abortion. But in reality, the statistics are probably higher. Any woman can walk into a clinic and say, “I was raped, I need an abortion,” or “I was raped by my uncle, I need an abortion” without proof or evidence. Today, there are more reported rapes and cases of incest.

    But let us be realistic for a moment. What is the probability of a woman getting raped where there is penetration and semen left behind, while she is ovulating? The egg, once released, only lives for about 24 hours. Now what’s the probability? Consider the life span of the male’s reproductive cells, low sperm count or whether or not the sperm could successfully penetrate the egg. Granted this is possible, but the probability is very low. The same argument could be used for incest. Unless every Uncle Tom, Dick, or Harry keeps track of his niece’s menstrual cycle. Then why do pro-abortionists use these low probability examples to justify all abortions in any case for any reason? Next case.

    The health of a mother or the embryo could be justification for having an abortion, couldn’t it? If the mother is having health problems, then she should be treated first medically before having to abort the fetus. The fetus could be affected, but it may not be affected. Treatment to the mother should be a priority, but the fetus should be left alone. If the fetus is affected it might abort itself, which is an act of nature. There may be a time when the embryo is in danger, when the zygote lodges in the fallopian tubes or cervical opening. This can cause medical trauma to the mother in the way of hemorrhaging, rupture of an organ, or collapse of the mother. Therefore the pregnancy needs to be terminated. If there is a defect in the pregnancy or fetus, most of the time there is a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage. Again, an act of nature, not an act of human intervention. So, why is there a need for abortion?

    Maybe the fetus has a birth defect. This can be a good justification for having an abortion. But what is the definition of defect? A definition could be very broad and take in a lot of representations. Who has the right to say what a defect is or why it is a reason to abort a fetus? Do doctors, lawyers, mail carriers, teachers, factory workers, the government, you, or I have the right to say what is the definition of a defect? The definition states that a defect is a shortcoming, fault, or imperfection. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble but we all have defects. They maybe small or large, few or many, but every human has at least one defect. Whether it is a mental, physical, or emotional, no one is excluded from the defective group we call the human race.

    Getting back to abortion, pregnant women can have tests done to see if the fetus has a defect. If the tests are positive, the doctors are still not 100% sure the fetus will have the defect at birth or throughout life. Those doctors can be sued if they guarantee anything. A fetus might be tested positive for a birth defect, might being the key word here, but this might be a virtue. The fetus should be given the chance to grow and develop. If the fetus is aborted due to a defect, it is not given the chance to grow out of the defect, or overcome the defect.

    Here is an example; a woman had many health problems and her husband was a drunk. She had four children, each with the same type of disease or birth defect. She found out that she was pregnant again. With all of those odds (defects) going against her, should she abort this fifth child? If “yes” was the clear answer, then Beethoven would have just been aborted. If “no” was the answer, it becomes obvious that defects can be overcome and there is no room to justify an abortion because of birth defects.

    Notice, there was no mention of a “baby” or “child.” There were only medical terms used in the previous paragraphs. Pro-abortionists feel if they could call it a fetus, embryo, or zygote, then murder is not being committed and abortion can be justified. They say that it is not a “baby” inside of the mother’s womb, it is just a collection of cells. But most doctors call the embryo a “baby” when speaking with parents, not a fetus. I don’t think, “Oh, the fetus is doing well,” is said very often.

    When does life begin? Doesn’t an amoebae’s life begin when it divides? This is a single cell organism. Does it not live? This is how a zygote starts off… as a single cell that divides. Is this cell not a living thing? By the first week, the zygote is an embryo. The embryo has an umbilical cord and a blood supply. Do we not have a blood supply? It only takes two months to form the major organ systems, sex, and limbs? Do we, as humans, possess these traits? By the end of two months, this thing that looks human and functions like a human, is still not called a human. It is called a fetus. Sounds like a human to me. The heart is already pumping and the brain is developing in the second month. The last seven months are for maturing and nurturing. No matter which way the argument is looked at, especially by pro-choice activists, this thing inside of a woman is living upon conception. Even by the time a woman finds out that she is pregnant and makes a decision about abortion, the cells have divided, the blood is flowing, and the embryo is growing. If that is not life, what is? Try to justify abortion all you want, it is still terminating life.

    Back to the issue of birth control. Most women have abortions for the purposes of birth control. Here are some excuses people use to justify having an abortion: the husband does not want the baby, the boyfriend took off, contraception was not used, or too young to have a baby. Give the husband a chance, he might learn to love the idea of another heir to the family fortune. If the boyfriend is a jerk, the mother can always give the baby up for adoption. There are a lot of good families out there that are not able to have their own children and would love to adopt. Some women don’t want to use or pay for contraceptives. But, when they get pregnant, they can go to a free clinic and get an abortion. We taxpayers pay for those clinics; what a deal! We pay for other people’s birth control. If you are too young to have a child, then you are too supposedly better without contraception. Why should the little living thing, that can’t speak for itself, be terminated because the mother was easy?

    I am not totally against abortion, even though it may appear that way from this article. I don’t think abortion should be outlawed all together. I feel abortion should be legal for cases of rape and incest (with physical proof and legal evidence) and when the health of mother or child is in jeopardy (with documentation that every treatment was used first). Abortion can be an option only as a last alternative. With these conditions, abortions should only be granted for girls under 18 years of age with the consent of a parent. Abortion should not be used because Jane Doe had a fun night and forgot to use birth control. Abortion should not be used because a teenager wanted to have sex but did not think about the consequences. There are alternatives to abortion, think about it.

    Link

    I think she makes some excellent points.

  8. And how about the Men?

    The whole abortion issue revolves around women and thier rights, but don’t men have any?

    30 Years After Roe v. Wade
    How About Choice for Men?

    On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court eliminated a checkerboard of state laws on reproductive freedom and guaranteed American women choice throughout the country. Thirty years later, American men are still waiting for the same right.

    ——————————————————————————–

    “To date, courts have refused to respect men’s reproductive rights even in the most extreme cases, including: …when women have taken the semen from a used condom and inserted it in themselves…”

    ——————————————————————————–

    When a woman gets pregnant she has the right to decide whether or not to carry the baby to term, and whether to raise the child herself or to give it up for adoption. In many states she can even terminate all parental responsibility by returning the baby to the hospital within a few weeks of birth. Yet if she decides she wants the child, she can demand 18 years of child support from the father, and he has no choice in the matter. When it comes to reproduction, in America today women have rights and men merely have responsibilities.

    Certainly nobody should be able to dictate to a woman what she can and cannot do with her own body, thus the feminist slogan “My Body, My Choice.” Yet our current laws allow a woman to dictate to a man what to do with his body. The average American father works a 51-hour work week, one of the longest in the industrialized world. It is men, overwhelmingly, who do our society’s hazardous and most strenuous jobs, and nearly 50 American workers–mostly men–are injured every minute of the 40-hour work week. Can anybody deny that the sacrifices required to pay 18 years of child support take a heavy toll on a man’s body, too? Where’s his choice?

    Read the rest of the Article Here

  9. They weren’t really babies. They were just “choices” for the women to make, and anybody who has any misgivings about our very open abortion laws is HITLER

    Comment by sanity @ 2/17/2006 – 11:44 am

    The really strange part about the “choice” is that liberals can never answer what the other “choice” is. Abortion or?????:-w

  10. Mahowel, I work just north of you (OSTP) testing antennas in an anechoic chamber. Commute from Loganville to work each day and we have tried to talk our oldest in to going into the military to give him a few more years to figure out what he wants to do. Just switched the radio from listening to Herman Cain (750WSB) to Rush I do enjoy the Church of The Painful Truth.:d

  11. Remarkable Obituary

    Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr. Common Sense. Mr. Sense had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

    He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn’t always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting strategies (adults, not kids, are in charge).

    His health began to rapidly deteriorate when well intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. – Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

    Mr. Sense declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but, could not inform the parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

    Finally, Common Sense lost the will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband; churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

    Common Sense finally gave up the ghost after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, she spilled a bit in her lap, and was awarded a huge financial settlement.

    Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers; My Rights and Ima Whiner.

    Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

  12. There are side effects to this drug and bad ones. I saw a news article about a girl out west that took this drug the morning after she had sex. The next day she started to bleed out, and before her parents could get her to the emergency room she died. She was only 20 years old, and was very athletic and in good health. They have no idea why or what happened to her. The drug company, at that time, had no idea why. Before this drug should be used the drug company should know everything there is to know about it. Isn’t that why we have the FDA??? – Lorica

  13. I really have to wonder about the researchers who come up with this stuff … do they sit around and decide one day … “Hey, let’s make abortions work at the drive-thru.”

    I’ve never wanted to be the one to say “No … you can never have a legal abortion.” But I sure as hell wouldn’t consider it a choice in my world. I spent my twenties and half of my thirties convinced that I didn’t want to be a parent … and I made sure it didn’t happen.

    Whatever happened to personal responsibility? My dad always told me “If you’re gonna dance, you’re gonna have to pay the fiddler.” But, now it’s getting even easier to walk out of the dance without picking up the tab.

    This is just damn disturbing ….

  14. Abortion issues aside, and correct me if I’m wrong…but isn’t Walmart the antichrist anyway? (according to an ever growing sect) It seems to me that this is just one more nail in the coffin of illegal alien employment practices, wage issues, and sexual harassment woes. Further, wouldn’t it be ironic if the groups denouncing Walmart and calling for boycotts for these labor issues are the same ones suing them for not stocking the products they want? It makes a simple girl like me go “hmmm.”

  15. Silense,

    As it’s fun to expose the mindset of the left…

    Can you give details to your “laundry list” (as liberals tend to do, due to their deep condescension and hate).
    Such as:
    1) “illegal alien employment practices – The way I understand it is a contracting company that Walmart used was the employer of the illegal aliens. Walmart did not have access to the empoyees records and due to the incident has taken it on theirselves to fire the company, pay a fine, and not use contractors but employees where they would have positive control of who was hired. You silense, can either understand the new info or go on making inaccurate accusations…
    2) “wage issues” – What does Walmart do wage wise? They do the same thing UPS, Target, large retailers all over do. They give health and dental and other benefits to salaried full time workers and not to part time employees. Most employees become full time salaried and have that opportunity just like every other large retailer. I am not sure why Walmart is singled out other than it’s an example of what liberals hate is that “the people” are not receiving benefits from the employer. But AT LEAST BE HONEST. Admit that you are singling out one employer. THe funny thing for liberals is that nearly ALL of the FOrtune 500 companies offer health and dental benefits but less than half of small business offer health and dental benefits. It’d be nice to have utopia but this is a double/triple standard being held against Walmart and it simply is market forces (the consumer) making decisions which is what capitalism is. Capitalism = the people choosing who gets what resources and socialism = the government choosing who gets what resources. We understand that liberals prefer socialism but we conservatives want an honest debate without attacks. Why? Because both camps of people “care”. We conservatives just believe that prosperity is greater in a capitalist system. It is what enables this country to give more aid than all other countries combined.
    3) “sexual harassment woes ooh. Liberals care about sexual harrasment again? Read sexual harassment rules and tell me if Monica and Bill is considered ok. It isn’t. Bill was in a position of power. Monica was a suboordinate. This isn’t the issue and I don’t eveen need a response from you on it. The point is that Walmart just like every other employer has provided sexual harassment training and is doing what it can to make sure sexual harassment doesn’t exist. In typical liberal fashion you aren’t holding the person responsible who is committing the act. Personal responsibility is important to conservatives.

    Please don’t be offended concerning my comments about liberals. No need to be defensive if you are one. You may be a fine individual who “cares” just like conservatives do. I more or less wanted to help you with a little information about these so-called “Walmart issues.

  16. and yet Walmart is still the most profitable while places like Target and Kmart barely hang on.

    For such the anti-christ as you so put it, they do quite well.

    Lets by all means boycott them for being captilalist, something which is the backbone of the US, Capitalism.

  17. Thanks for filling in the blanks Baklava. You used a hundred dollars worth of words to restate the point I was trying to make with a nickle.
    :-@

    They need to make up their minds!

  18. If you don’t believe that conception begins as your zipping up, then by putting the morning after pill on the market you will be preventing abortions, right? Further, if birth control is provided free of charge to anyone over 16, you would prevent even more abortions. But, the Right wants this argument to continue because it’s worth votes to the Republicans. So the Republicans could care less about abortion, they want an issue. Peace

  19. But is it about abortion or the right of a company to sell what it wants to sell?

    Should companies be forced to sell something? Sued into submission?

  20. Steve, it is poor debate tactic to talk about what other people “want” or “care” about on your part. Do you think you can read minds?

  21. PCD, I think Walmarts should be forced to carry Pen*house and medical marijuana. Let’s start a campaign!! We’ll call it the Tommy loves Walmart campaign !

  22. Mahowel, I work just north of you (OSTP) testing antennas in an anechoic chamber. Commute from Loganville to work each day and we have tried to talk our oldest in to going into the military to give him a few more years to figure out what he wants to do. Just switched the radio from listening to Herman Cain (750WSB) to Rush I do enjoy the Church of The Painful Truth.
    Comment by Jim M @ 2/17/2006 – 12:47 pm

    Where the hell is Loganville?? J/K I hated that Maxie Price ad

    :d I listen to 750 some but mostly 640, I am a Kimmer addict. I like the Regular Guys, most of the time anyway so my mornings are spent on 96 Rock. Herman Cain is the man, I love his books and his radio shows. I like Rush too, we are getting more and more good radio. Liberals just can’t figure out why conservative radio works while liberal radio dies. (well except that damn Georgia Public Radio)
    :)>-

  23. Should Wal-mart be forced to carry Sarin gas if pressured to do so by Al Queda cells?

    Comment by PCD @ 2/17/2006 – 3:45 pm

    Yes but only in the Sam’s Choice brand…:o

  24. Two questions:

    (1) There have been a number of birth control devices and methods that were introduced to the public as being “completely safe”. Only later did we learn the deadly side effects on women. This new “miracle pill” seems to have a similar odor. Will we find out years later that profit and politics have trumped medical science once again?

    (2) A number of individuals (such as George Weigel and Mark Steyn) have commented upon the dwindling population of Europe. British historian Niall Ferguson called this the greatest “sustained decrease in European population since the Black Death of the 14th century”. Given the fact that abortion in Europe is safe, legal, and very common, and also given the fact that a nanny welfare state cannot possibly be sustained by a population that is primarily elderly and retired, does it even make political sense for the Left to defend abortion anymore?

    Both of these questions leave aside the issue of abortion’s ghoulish nature, of course.

  25. Two thoughts –

    – I liked Ann Coulters take on “choice”

    “…Freedom of choice really means the freedom to have unprotected sex with any man they think so little of they wouldn’t dream of having his baby….”

    – At times I wonder if the left ever laments all those babies they’ve aborted that could have grown up to be good Komrads….

    – Bang **==

  26. – I also wonder why any rational person would want to be a member of a group that would gladly have aborted him or her on a whim, given half a chance. But then I guess like all ironies of the lefts positions, that would never occur to them…..

    – Bang **==

  27. baklava wrote: “Steve, it is poor debate tactic to talk about what other people “want” or “care” about on your part. Do you think you can read minds?”

    Do you honestly think steve gives a flip about debating tactics or anyone’s opinions? Based on his posts here and on numerous other blogs, I’d say no. From reading his posts, it seems clear to me that steve doesn’t think about anything. It is just silly drive by moonbattery.

    People that post as steve does display what economist James D. Miller calls “moral free-riding”. It refers to people who take moral stands on issues for which there will be consequence to them. It is easy to spout crapola when there are others out there willing to fight to defend their freedoms to do so. There will not be any consequences to them, so why not? ST is a good egg to provide him space in the comments section but be honest, is your life enhanced in any way by reading what he has to say? Peas and carrots

  28. So we are all clear: Thou shall not kill. That means abortion, capital punishment and war. The Left also believes in Free Will(choice) and the Right of Privacy. Freedom requires Peace and prosperity. Community requires a communal existence. Moral relativism is a creation of Rightwing capitalists not the Left. Peace

  29. Thou shall not kill. That means abortion, capital punishment and war.

    Unless thy name be Saddam Hussein or Ted Kennedy. In that case, thou hast permission to let ‘er rip.

  30. steve- why does the birth control need to be free? Why don’t they get jobs to pay for the birth control? If you can’t afford $10.00/ rubbers, you sure as hades can’t afford the morning after pill. And if you can’t pay you can’t play.

  31. Dave in CO,

    I use his comments as a jumping ground to:
    1) Get on my soap box
    2) Convey concepts to newbies in the political field who just happen on this site.
    3) Help others liberals to convert (Steve won’t convert).

    I recognize that there could be 100 different ways to convert liberals to common sense, fact based conservativism as it happened to me in 1991. One way might be appealing to liberals with “feelings”. What liberals do NOT understand is that conservatives “care” also. We recognize that it is better to teach an able-bodied person how to fish rather than give them fish. And liberals CANNOT talk about what conservatives think or feel or care about.

    BTW, On the issue ST posted about, it comes down to personal responibillity. Liberals fight against having to have personal responsibility on every subject.

  32. – Of course….Like Steve says…taking responsibility for your actions really sux. Unless you’re a real dummy theres almost always someone or something else you can blame it all on….

    – Bang **==

  33. No andrew… what pisses me off is no-class idiots like you that troll and spam Conservative blogs because you just can’t seperate your personal issues from your politics and you post things like you just did. Sis has a lot more patience for that kind of crap than I would. Only a moron would say such a thing. You and Steve make good moonbat bookends…

    – Bang **==

  34. Jim M — I’m surprised no one has yet answered your question about how you tell if it’s a liberal fetus. During the ultrasound, you look at the monitor to see if it already has its head up its butt.:-"

  35. Jim M:

    Is there a way to test if the unborn fetus is liberal? That was really insensitive. Lord, I Apologize!

    Comment by Jim M @ 2/17/2006 – 11:23 am

    Larry the cable guy humor there. Here’s my answer – If the mom smokes weed… the baby just might grow up to be a liberal (a few brain cells short of a conservative) :d

  36. Baklava wrote: “I use his comments as a jumping ground to:…”

    I know. I was doing the same. I wanted to make my “moral freeloading” comment and chose you as my sounding board. Feel free to continue to do the same.
    :)

  37. Andrew said:

    Safe abortions really piss off the wingnuts. How dare women not face harm?

    Are you just being snarky, or has your time here really taught you nothing about conservatism? All conservatives want is for the mother AND the child to ‘not face harm’. If you really don’t understand that then you just don’t WANT to understand it.

    As I’ve said, I’m ambivalent about abortion, but at least I understand both sides of the issue. You are doing yourself a disservice by not doing the same. Trying to paint conservatives as uncaring on an issue where they are trying to save 100% more lives than liberals is just silly. MORE than 100% if you add in multiple births.

  38. Said andrewSafe abortions really piss off the wingnuts. How dare women not face harm?

    Comment by andrew @ 2/17/2006 – 8:37 pm

    Where did you get the idea that this was safe? How safe can a chemical be to a woman when it kills a baby inside? What else is it eating away at? I am sure we will find out in about 5 years.

  39. Pam, probably safer then living in the Los Angeles smog. Now, smog is an issue you life-givers should be able to wrap your tiny little minds around. Smog kills! That requires a constitutiona amendment to outlaw! Peace

  40. “No andrew… what pisses me off is no-class idiots like you that troll and spam Conservative blogs because you just can’t seperate your personal issues from your politics and you post things like you just did. Sis has a lot more patience for that kind of crap than I would.”

    Safe abortions are cause for applause then? great!

  41. Where would you be Andrew if these pills were available to your mom???

    I think a new sloan is in order after that comment:

    “Abort a Liberal and Save Lives!”

  42. “Where would you be Andrew if these pills were available to your mom???”

    Still here. I was a wanted child.

  43. I like how the 8 year old amongst us is declaring that our minds our tiny.

    As far as this pill being safe please see my above post. This pill kills. Also it is not like the present abortion providers have never had a woman die on their tables or bleed out due to an abortion procedure. So they are not 100% safe. It simply is not bada boom bada bing there you go Honey all done. I have had several friends who have had serious complications due to abortions. One will never be able to have children again. It is time for a serious discussion on this topic, not the heated argument we have had in the past. – Lorica

  44. – So you got yours and screw every other baby to be, huh Andrew. Nice cynical amoral, asocial view point. Tell me that leftist meme about “uncaring neocons” again. I think I must have missed your point somehow.

    – Bang **==

  45. “So you got yours and screw every other baby to be, huh Andrew. ”

    We’re not talking about whether to have abortions. Just whether they should be safe or not. Like I said: wingnuts bitch that they’re safe.

  46. Safe abortions hmm?

    Tell it to them:

    * A 28 year old victim of a botched legal abortion, naked from the waist down, unwrapped, was forced to stand outside of a Washington D.C. abortion center and wait for an employee to drive her to a hospital. Before arriving she nearly bled to death from a severed uterine artery. An emergency hysterectomy was required to save her life.1

    * During an abortion done by Dr. Milan Vuitch, a young mother suffered perforations and lacerations of the uterus, cervix and bowel. She required a hysterectomy and extensive hospitalization for a massive infection caused by decayed parts of her unborn child which were thrust into her abdomen during the abortion. She suffered severe and long lasting emotional trauma, i.e. anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and nightmares, “often of pulled apart fetuses, dead children and other morbid themes.”2

    * Dr. Edgar Gonzalez performed a legal abortion on a 12-year-old girl who was seven months pregnant. The girl almost died during the abortion. She was rushed to a hospital were a hysterectomy and colostomy were required to save her life. The dead baby, two pounds, was removed at that time. This girl is now sterile.3

    Legal abortion is not safe abortion. In fact, legal abortion is just as unsafe as illegal abortion. According to one medical study, “An unfortunate aspect of this procedure is the vast number of complications.”4 The immediate life threatening conditions are heavy bleeding and infection. A British medical journal reports the following.

    1. l7% of the patients lost over 500 ml of blood and 9.5% needed transfusions.

    2. 27% suffered infections and fever above 100.4(o), lasting more than 24 hours.

    3. Cervical lacerations occurred in 4.2%.

    4. Perforation of the uterus occurred in 1.2%.

    The article concludes, “This emphasizes that the termination of pregnancy is neither as simple nor as safe as some advocates of abortion would have the public believe. Moreover, the incidence of such complications as infertility, recurrent miscarriages, premature labor, ruptured uterus or emotional manifestations cannot be assessed at this stage.”5

    The womb during pregnancy is designed to protect the new life growing there. During an abortion the mouth of the womb, the cervix, is forcibly stretched open. This can tear the cervix, making the woman far more likely to miscarry her next pregnancy.

    The powerful suction used in first trimester abortion can scar the uterus, resulting in scarred fallopian tubes, tubal pregnancies or sterility. It can also cause placenta previa. If an abortionist is too gentle with the suction tube he will leave behind parts of the unborn child or placenta – causing infection. If he is too forceful he will tear a hole in the uterus and an emergency hysterectomy may be needed.

    Several medical studies of legal abortion are summarized below.

    * 4% of women having legal abortions will suffer from a damaged cervix.6

    * 5-10% will become sterile.7

    * Legalized abortion has resulted in:
    a.) a 300% increase in first trimester miscarriages of later pregnancies.8
    b.) a 400% increase in second trimester miscarriages of later pregnancies.9
    c.) a 200% increase in premature births.10
    d.) a 700% increase in placenta previs.11
    e.) a 200% increase in tubal pregnancies.12

    Lets consider these facts in light of a pro-abortion slogan: “Freedom of choice in reproduction.” What about the woman who had a legal abortion and as a result can no longer “choose” to have a baby. A woman and the child in her womb share the consequences of good treatment or bad. They are both complex systems made of delicate flesh. One inside the other. The abortionist’s tools cut both ways. Therefore abortion aborts women as well.

    One study estimates that one fourth of all aborted women will not be able to have a normal pregnancy again. After so many women have experienced abortion in this country, any feminist who fails to acknowledge the extent of abortion trauma can justly be accused of indifference to women’s pain.

    More and more, health researchers are noting a dramatic rise in sterility, tubal pregnancies and placenta previa.13 Vanderbilt University Medical Center noted an increase in placenta previa, a condition in pregnancy where the placenta covers the opening of the womb. This can lead to great blood loss to the mother during labor. It can cause death of the mother and death of the baby. Doctors on staff looked into the increase of this condition and found its cause to be the increase of legal abortions. The study concluded that aborted women were 7-15 times more likely to get placenta previa in later pregnancies.14

    A doctor in private practice reported on 54 abortion patients ranging in age from 15-19. One of the ghastly stories included that of a 17-year-old girl who experienced bleeding and pain every day after a suction abortion. After four days she went into her bathroom and passed recognizable parts of her unborn child into the toilet. She then fainted and developed severe hysteria.15

    Legal Abortion Deaths

    Abortion advocates claim that things were worse when abortion was illegal. Some have claimed that 5,000 to 10,000 women died each year from illegal abortions. These unsubstantiated figures were advanced first by Dr. F. J. Taussig and then by Dr. Bernard Nathanson when he was co-founder of the National Abortion Rights League. Other abortion advocates admit that these figures are totally false and were used to make abortion acceptable to the public.16 The annual reports on vital statistics reveal the following.

    * In 1965 there were 235 deaths from all abortions (legal, illegal and spontaneous).17

    * In 1966 this number dropped to 189, in l967 it was 160 deaths.18

    * In l968 there were 55 deaths from illegal abortions.19

    * In 1972 (one year before Roe vs. Wade) there were 48 deaths from illegal abortions. In 1973 there were 33 deaths from induced abortions.20

    If abortion were made illegal again, would there be deaths? Yes. Expect illegal abortion deaths to replace legal abortion deaths about one to one. The Hyde amendment was passed in 1978 and cut off funds for 300,000 Medicaid abortions. Everybody was predicting dozens or hundreds of deaths as a result. The abortion industry has searched for the last 10 years for the expected death. It did not happen (see the CDC reports for early 1979).

    David Reardon, author of Aborted Women: Silent No More (Loyola University Press, 1987), carefully tabulates statistics from the U.S. and Europe and finds a distressing portrait of female loss and pain. In three studies he cites, ectopic pregnancies increase after abortion 200%, 300%, as much as 800%. For every 100,000 ectopic pregnancies, there are 300 rupture/hemorrhage deaths. Ironically, abortion advocates distort these figures to prove that pregnancy is dangerous.

    Reardon’s book further exposes the lie that abortion is safer than childbirth. It is no surprise that abortion providers have tried to set our minds to rest by providing the political push to eliminate uniform legal requirements for reporting abortion related deaths. In the years when there was an accurate reporting procedure, Oregon reported 14 deaths per 100,000 legal abortions, compared with 8 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. Maryland reported 40 deaths per 100,000 abortions, compared to 23 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. In Sweden and Denmark, abortion mortality rates are twice the maternal death rate and conditions are safer there.

    Here are some specific cases of women who died from their legal abortions:

    1. Women’s Care Center in Miami killed four mothers and their babies from 1979-83.21 (1)

    2. In Los Angeles, a 16-year-old Hispanic girl bled for five hours during an abortion of her six-month-old unborn baby and died of cardiac arrest. Her family filed a lawsuit against Dr. Edward Allred, charging that her death resulted from negligence caused by his anti-Hispanic bigotry documented in local newspapers.22 (2)

    3. Dr. James Franklin of Denver left parts of an unborn child inside a 26-year-old patient. When she went home she was packed with gauze and was bleeding profusely. She died two days later of a massive infection.23 (3)

    A Nation of Hurting Women

    “Nearly 80% of the women surveyed believed they were denied information or were actively misinformed by their counselors prior to their abortions … nearly 50% complained that they were not told about fetal development.”

    Link

    Women may try to artificially numb the intense pain through drinking or drugs. Many go through unexplained depressions and often the relationship with the father of the baby is destroyed.

    Women Exploited By Abortion (WEBA) was formed to help women overcome being silenced by their shame and to illuminate the reality of abortion as an assault on women at every level of their existence. WEBA is also a refuge and a source of spiritual and emotional healing where members turn their pain and loss into personal growth and compassion for others.

    Nancy Jo Mann, Founder of WEBA, remembers her saline abortion in Aborted Women: Silence No More: “For two hours I could feel her struggling inside me. But then as suddenly as it began she stopped. Even today I remember her very last kick on my left side. She had no strength left. Despite my grief and guilt I was relieved that her pain was finally over. But I was never the same again. The abortion killed not only my daughter, it killed a part of me.”

    The following accounts are of women that WEBA has helped.25 (2)

    * Cindy, 28, was hospitalized for psychiatric disturbances numerous times in the four years following her legal abortion. Four of those times followed serious suicide attempts.

    * Terry, 36, has a recurring nightmare in which a child cries out to her in a pleading voice, reaching with tiny arms, until the scalpel falls, leaving only bloody nubs still reaching.

    * Lynda was 15 when her mother dragged her, begging and crying, into the abortion mill. She was sedated and her mother signed Lynda’s name to a consent form. Lynda has never been emotionally stable enough to return to high school.

    * Debbie became pregnant as a result of rape. Following her abortion she suffered complications which culminated in a hysterectomy. Worse than her physical trauma was the realization that, “the man who raped me took a few minutes of my life, but I took my baby’s entire life … I perpetuated the worse crime. How I wish there had been one person who had offered love, support and encouragement.”

    * Karen Sullivan experienced nightmares, depression and suicidal thoughts the months and years after her abortion. She remembers: “During the abortion I looked down and saw the bits and pieces of my baby floating in a pool of blood. When I screamed, “I killed my baby!” the counselor told me, “Shut up.” Today she wonders, “Since when has death become good for us?”

    Can the brutality of abortion be a benefit for pregnant teens? Reardon found that those for whom abortion seems therapeutically “indicated,” i.e. victims of rape or incest, women too young or poor or troubled, seem to be the ones who suffer most from the trauma of abortion. This finding lays to rest the assumption that legal abortion might be tragic but necessary in the hard cases.

    Abortion proponents often claim that a woman denied an abortion may attempt suicide. However, suicide among pregnant women has always been extremely rare. In Ohio there were only two maternal suicide deaths from 1955-1963.26 From 1938-1958, over 13,500 Swedish were denied abortion. Only three committed suicide.

    While maternal suicide is rare, women often attempt suicide after an abortion. A pediatric journal warned pediatricians to be on the lookout for young teenage girls who attempt suicide after legal abortion.28 In 1981, Meta Uchtman, regional director of Cincinnati Suiciders Anonymous testified before the Cincinnati City Council, “Of over 4,000 that were seen by our group, 1,800 or more had had abortions.

    Oh here is a bit on if they can’t get a legal abortion they will get it by coathanger or less reputable means:

    Another claim we hear is that most women who are refused access to legal abortion will get abortions elsewhere, either out of the country or illegally. This is not true. In Canada, of 6,000 women who were denied abortion, only 13% of them got abortions anyway. The vast majority decided to keep their children. The study found that there were no major psychological problems associated with the women or children they gave birth to.

    Many good, well-intentioned people support abortion because of what the media and the pro-abortionists have been saying: That it is good for women, that legal abortion is safe, illegal abortion is unsafe (killing thousands of women yearly), that women will get abortions anyway, etc. In short, this nation has been deceived and many of those who are committed to legal abortion do not know all of the facts.

    Pro-life people are not taking the easy way out. Brave and generous behavior can be stressful. Being right does not ensure personal peace.

    Nobody should make moral judgements purely on the basis of the resultant pleasure or pain. Abortion is wrong not because it will bring pain, though it will. Protecting human life is right because it perserves what God creates for His eternal purpose.

    IF you took the time to read through all this, I would be happy to hear some of your arguements for legal, supposedly ‘safe’ abortions.

    I will not post the pictures because even as a grown man, and a father, I cannot look at abortions or cruelty to children without it seriously tearing me up. But if you wish to peruse the pictures of how an abortion is down, including partial-birth abortions, I will post you a link.

    Let me know.

  47. Lorica, I think steve was being snarky towards women. steve is just a chauvinist. LORD knows his spelling is horrid, so it may be a mistake.

    andrew, abortions that are safe … well, they won’t be mine, as a male can’t have one. But link to one that is safe. RU-486 has been proven to be a health problem. This new one is being rushed through testing, not because it’s a life-saver, but for political reasons. Show me the safe abortion drug/procedure. Give us the link, please. Reality

  48. “IF you took the time to read through all this, I would be happy to hear some of your arguements for legal, supposedly ‘safe’ abortions.”

    They should be made safer. Agreed?

  49. The thing thats so dumb about your arguments, well theres too many to list actually…. but one glaring example is your own phelandering idol slick Willey said it best:

    “Abortions should be safe, legal, and rare”

    – Bang **==

  50. “”Abortions should be safe, legal, and rare””

    They should be as rare as people want them. I trust women to decide. Not politics.

  51. Then Andrew, each individual state should let the PEOPLE vote as to whether they want them to be preformed in their state and not force us to have them. But nooooo can’t have that now can we. – Lorica

  52. As Women Decide, but then you have groups such as NARAL and Planned Prenthood giving them wrong information and outright lying to women.


    A Nation of Hurting Women

    “Nearly 80% of the women surveyed believed they were denied information or were actively misinformed by their counselors prior to their abortions … nearly 50% complained that they were not told about fetal development.”

    You want to start somewhere, start with councelors, those who are suppose to be helping these women, yet only seem to be interested in filling some unknown quota (sarcasm).

    Then have licensed doctors specifically for these procedures, and make them go through extensive training, since we fiund these safe abortions are not so safe, we just are fed this, but find out otherwise as you can read above.

    Also I think a woman should have some counceling with someone who is NOT associated with NARAL, or Planned Parenthood or even a right to life person. Someone who is generally interested in the well-being of the woman and the baby she carries and who will sit down and talk with earnest of the real dangers that could happen with her if she goes through the process and how it may affect her life.

    If the woman is still bent on having an abortion after that THEN, it should be her right, but she should only have that right after she is equipped with the proper knowledge and FULLY understands what the possibilities hold for her if she has this procedure.

    Also, not sure if it is, but I do not want this as state or federally funded. This is a procedure option she is choosing, UNLESS it can be proven it is life or death or in cases of Rape or Incest. All other cases I think the mother woman should have to pay for a optional procedure to child birth- abortion.

    Does that seem more reasonable?

  53. – Andrew I can’t tell you the number of woman I’ve heard say they have deep regrets for having aborted their babies. Thats with no real effort to research he subject on my part, which probably indicates what we actually know about is just the tip of the iceburg. A number of the so called “womens choice groups” have all the earmarks of outside the mainstream mysogonistic men/children haters, or other shady agenda’s. I wouldn’t trust them as far as I could throw them. The last thing in this world anyone should want is a choice of life and death being left to someone with an anti-life attitude to begin with. All abortions should be determined by physicians. Period.

  54. Oh and btw…. you say you don’t want abortions to be decided by politics. What the hell do you think groups like NARAL are, sewing clubs. Its the same old story. Everytime you try to follow a Liberals position on anything it always comes down to supporting whatever gives you an escape hatch for personal responsibility. You say you want the woman to decide. How can she decide when shes being fed a skewed anti-life viewpoint at the very time when shes the most emotional and needs the very best of advice, not a warped asocial agenda based on NARAL type brain washing. Its all just more “progressive” BS.

    – Bang **==

  55. “Then Andrew, each individual state should let the PEOPLE vote as to whether they want them to be preformed in their state and not force us to have them. But nooooo can’t have that now can we. – Lorica”

    That’s not letting women decide. That’s letting political majorities decide. I trust individual women. Not political majorities.

    “Does that seem more reasonable?”

    I think the choice should be informed. Sure. Run you commercials and make your case. But individual women decide.

    “- Andrew I can’t tell you the number of woman I’ve heard say they have deep regrets for having aborted their babies.”

    Well, they decided wrong then. There’s no way to guarantee that doesn’t happen.

  56. – I just wonder sometimes what all the millions of babies that have been aborted under your “freedom to choose” rules since Roe versus Wade, would have to say to you if they were alive now and knew you wated them dead. Great platform to run your Liberal leaders on isn’t it. I’ll tell you what I think is going to happen. As more and more middle America comes to understand what you asshats have been up to for the past 30 years, you’re not going to be able to win any National elections for generations.

    – Bang **==

  57. “Well, they decided wrong then. There’s no way to guarantee that doesn’t happen.”

    No. Theres no way to gaurentee it. But starting off with honest conseling, un-skewed consoling, has got to be better. You can’t gaurentee you won’t be run over tomorrow either. But chances are if you don’t play in the middle of a freeway, your prospects for living will be much improved.

    Anyway, as usual your arguments make no sense, and I have to believe thats why you cherry pick and never respond to any points that show your weakness on the issues.

    – Bang **==

  58. Where is everyone getting the idea that this procedure is safer that going to the clinic? We are discussing a 2 step procedure in ENGLAND in which the woman goes and gets one drug, takes it and then approximately 2 days later must go back to the hospital, obviously for observation, while the baby is expelled. This is nothing more than inducing a miscarriage to happen. The problem with the scenario is the fact that this is particular statement, which negates the at-home scenario, because the only thing you did at home was take the first pill:

    Usually women remain in hospital after taking the second pills until the abortion is complete. Under the trials they took both sets of pills within local community clinics to test the theory that it is safe to be outside hospital, and therefore at home.

    So now we went from a 2 hour procedure at the local abortion clinic, to a 3-4 day ordeal.
    The study doesn’t touch base on allegies.

    How many of the women tested have been successful in getting pregnant again?

    How many that have been successful in getting pregnant again have had children with birth defects?

  59. See Andrew that is the problem. You see the people as a political party. That just isn’t true. The Founding Fathers trusted the people to do what is right, and that is true in this case too. – Lorica

  60. “No. Theres no way to gaurentee it. But starting off with honest conseling, un-skewed consoling, has got to be better.”

    The start counseling. Stop telling me about it.

    “See Andrew that is the problem. You see the people as a political party. That just isn’t true. The Founding Fathers trusted the people to do what is right, and that is true in this case too. – Lorica”

    You trust majorities exerting government force: Faction. I trust individuals.

  61. No Andrew I trust people. Even people such as yourself. I do not, nor will I ever just follow the crowd which is what you are insinuating, which I don’t particularly care for. It seems to me that a person who is calling a specific vote amongst many individuals a faction or perhaps a mob mentality is fearful that his thinking is out of the mainstream. Think about what you said. Is that why we have prisons because of the exertion of government force??? Maybe we should just let all the criminally minded out of prison so that we won’t put undue exertion on them. Hate to have such stress on criminals don’t cha know. You are quick with the pat answers but they really are not making any sense. Perhaps from here on out we should just let the individuals you trust preform their own surgeries. Set their own rules, make their own laws. That’s it Andrew, I think you hit on something. Scripture says something about this mentality. It says that each individual did what was right in his own eyes. Good luck with that – Lorica

  62. Well Bak you got one of them to admit he is obsessed. Congratulations.

    Abortion has grown so far out of the orginal intent of Roe Vs Wade it is ridiculous to believe that this is just about abortion. This is about a mentality that is always wanting the most convienient way out of it’s problems. Abortions at home. 30 years ago do you think that was the intent of Roe, to have No Medical personel overseeing for the safety of the patient?? Do we know any adverse effects this drug has with any other drug?? Can we trust the FDA to give us all the information about this drug?? Can we trust the FDA?? They wanted one of these drugs sold over the counter. Do you see where I am going Andrew?? We need to relook at this topic. We need to look into the FDA. I want to know how an FDA approved drug is killing people, Viaox. THen I want to know why there is no FDA responsiblity for these drugs. People have died from this type of drug Andrew. I want to know why, before we continue. – Lorica

  63. I don’t get it.
    It’s really simple to me.

    If you are against abortion then you should not get one. But if you are against freedom you’re a traitor. Freedom is the ability to choose or determine your future. Self determination is not a new concept. Our country was founded on it.

    If you want to push your religous beliefs on others you are no better than than the Taliban.

    A religious zealot in America is no different than a religous zealot in Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan. In the end all religious zealots are a danger to freedom, equality, justice and democracy.

    Frankly as a man I think I tend to stay away from issues that belong to women. Men don’t get abortions so it stands to reason that we should let the ladies deal with this one by themselves. And if it’s as simple as a pill and a visit with a physician then that’s progress.

    The counseling argument is based on the idea that women are stupid and incapable of self determination. The fact of the matter is that women mature far faster than men, are more cerebral than men and generally are harder working than men. So it’s probably not necessary to counsel them at all in the first place.

    As far as safety is concerned professional abortions are no more dangerous than a vasectomy or breast implants. And as for drugs. People die every year from antibiotics, heart medication, anti-depressants. So what!

    4 million children die of starvation every year and here we are bantering about the ones that are not even taken their first breath of life.

    Responsible sexual behavior should be taught in the home not regulated by the government.

    We all know that those who oppose the right to choose have no intention whatsoever to care for or rear the children of unwanted pregnancies. And the state welfare systems are full of children already. Pro-lifers may wave a flag of self-righteousness but in the end they will ultimately turn their back on the children they forced women into having.

    Even my own sister is going to China to adopt a baby because she does not want a black or hispanic baby even though they are plentiful here in America, she wants a white baby but is willing to settle for an asian baby. But she would swear up and down that she hasn’t a racist bone in her body. Do you believe her?

  64. GBA obviously didn’t read what was pointed out and said this, The counseling argument is based on the idea that women are stupid and incapable of self determination. The fact of the matter is that women mature far faster than men, are more cerebral than men and generally are harder working than men. So it’s probably not necessary to counsel them at all in the first place.


    “Nearly 80% of the women surveyed believed they were denied information or were actively misinformed by their counselors prior to their abortions … nearly 50% complained that they were not told about fetal development.”

    It has NOTHING to do with saying any woman is stupid, those are your words and not what we are pointing out. They probably don’t even need counceling in the first place? HELLO?!? These women are under going a medical procedure, they should be informed of any risks and possible side effects that will cause them harm or adverse reactions in the future. Just because they mature faster than men does not mean they know everything in the world, they still need to know the risks and probelms involved.

    Even so, 80 percent, yes, 80 percent believe they were denied proper information and/or was misinformed.

    You can be as mature and smart as you can be, but you still need facts given to you. Unless ever woman is an expert in OBGYN and abortions. If not, they need to be informed.

    As far as safety is concerned professional abortions are no more dangerous than a vasectomy or breast implants. And as for drugs. People die every year from antibiotics, heart medication, anti-depressants. So what!

    Ok this is just an assinine statement in itself and has already been refuted earlier.

    4 million children die of starvation every year and here we are bantering about the ones that are not even taken their first breath of life.

    Do you know the statistics on who many abortions each year?
    Approximately 1,370,000 abortions occur annually in the U.S., Link
    Also, 4 million children die a year of starvation? Please give me proof because it seems you pulled that one out of an orifice.

    Responsible sexual behavior should be taught in the home not regulated by the government.

    About the only thing in which you posted I agree on.

    We all know that those who oppose the right to choose have no intention whatsoever to care for or rear the children of unwanted pregnancies. And the state welfare systems are full of children already. Pro-lifers may wave a flag of self-righteousness but in the end they will ultimately turn their back on the children they forced women into having.

    There are many options available besides killing a baby because the person was having unprotected sex.

    Personal responsibility does not mean getting rid of what you created.

    If I am to take care of you when you get to old to care for yourself, does that mean I can just up and “abort” you as a senior citizen? Yes, it may seem like a reach, but how many senior citizen when they get to old have other backs turned to them are put in homes? Yes, I used it as an extreme example to what you are saying to show just how rediculous it sounds.

    One should not abort life because they don’t want to be inconvienenced.

    Even my own sister is going to China to adopt a baby because she does not want a black or hispanic baby even though they are plentiful here in America, she wants a white baby but is willing to settle for an asian baby. But she would swear up and down that she hasn’t a racist bone in her body. Do you believe her?

    What you sister wants in adoption is her choice. If she wants white, blue green, orange, whatever…it is her choice.

    Adoption doesn’t mean adopting the first child shoved at you and there is a process.

    Also, to revert back to what you said earlier:

    But if you are against freedom you’re a traitor. Freedom is the ability to choose or determine your future. Self determination is not a new concept. Our country was founded on it.

    If you want to push your religous beliefs on others you are no better than than the Taliban.

    Ok, this also is a rediculous notion.
    If your against freedom, then first off, your in the wrong damn country to start with.

    Second, if your against freedom, and if you are you an idiot, then you most likly a lover of the communists system where you have no freedoms.

    What this country was founded on was FREEDOM. The whole basis of why this country was started was based on FREEDOM. The founding fathers fled an oppressive king to be free and establish a society based on those freedom, which they wrote the Constitution and Bill of Rights to ensure those Freedoms.

  65. “Do we know any adverse effects this drug has with any other drug?? Can we trust the FDA to give us all the information about this drug?? Can we trust the FDA?? They wanted one of these drugs sold over the counter. Do you see where I am going Andrew?? We need to relook at this topic. We need to look into the FDA”

    Hey, I’m all for effective regulation of drug safety.

  66. I honestly think that if a woman gets pregnant and wants to have an abortion then everyone else should mind their own busniess. Dont all humans have the right to do as they please when it comes to a subject like this..I also would like to add that if at home abortions werent safe they wouldnt have them read more into your facts before you sit here and judge people. what about the women who cant afford to have a child do you want that child to put into some foster home to be molested or have something bad happen to them. think before you judge, get your facts before you make a comment.

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