help I am stuck on the wrong side

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help I am stuck on the wrong side
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Fri, 06-29-2007 - 3:24pm

of the fence.

OK not really but i am noticing on this board that i am answering questions aimed at the PC side more than my side, I seem to be explaining their views more than my own. I have noticed this in a couple other abortion threads i got into on the other boards too.

Now I am very PL and don't agree with elective abortion and will freely admit it but some arguments I see are so out in left field that I can't just sit and read them without answering. Does anyone else on the PL side of the fence have this happen?




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Fri, 06-29-2007 - 4:04pm

Actually, yes, this happens to me alot.

Sue

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Fri, 06-29-2007 - 6:03pm

You are both such wonderfully rational, thoughtful, fair-minded women ... I think one of the highest steps in maturity is the urge to feel responsible for not just yourself, but others that are like you. It's motherly. It's the most valiant thing you can do for your community.

So what's your biggest beef with PCers that you wish we would police ourselves on (without reneging on basic PC-ness)???

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Fri, 06-29-2007 - 7:26pm
Interesting points you brought up, I wonder why that is?
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Fri, 06-29-2007 - 9:36pm

Sure. I am perosnally very PL. However, I vote PC in every election (most of the time) and do not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned b/c I think it is a choice.

I can understand some PL'er viewpoint but I identify with the PC arguments more in a political sense. Personally, I will always think it is wrong. There are just some really wacky PL'ers that make other people who are PL look really, really ignorant.

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Sat, 06-30-2007 - 5:05pm
i'm very PL but not for making abortion illegal. i don't think it will drastically reduce abortion and in the end the mother's life along w/ the fetus i'm trying to protect will die also. i'm one of those PL women who loudly voice better BC options and teaching how to use it correctly which some PL people are against. never will understand that one!

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Sat, 06-30-2007 - 11:19pm

Well I'm PC, but I totally respect what you are saying. I'm personally against abortion. But, I'm a strong advocate of the right for everyone to make that decision themselves. It angers me to hear politicians, middle aged men in suits, anyoen telling women what to do with our bodies. Hence I will always be absolutely PC when it comes to legislation, and reproductive rights in general.
though I personally cannot imagine getting an abortion under any circumstances other than medical necessity.

I can also relate in that when the far far left of PC folks start talking about fetus's like parasites, it personally get my hackles way up.

MM

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Sun, 07-01-2007 - 12:43pm

"I can also relate in that when the far far left of PC folks start talking about fetus's like parasites, it personally get my hackles way up. "

MM

Someone asked in another post what prolifer's biggest beef with prochoicer's(in general) is and I think I have to say that this would be it...followed secondly by prolifer's being all put in the same category...there are some very radical, irrational people who call themselves prolifers whom I, personally do not identify myself with...and I do not like being identified with them...especially on this board. When being lumped together with them it is very difficult for me to discuss any topic at hand....at the same time, I would understand that prochoicers would feel the same way when prolifers do the same thing to them...that is why when I say things like "you" or "we", I try to follow it with a (general), so that the person I am posting to understands that my post isn't personal. It can be very difficult discussing such an emotional topic without actually seeing each other's faces because we can't "read" each other's tone.

Sue

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Sun, 07-01-2007 - 12:45pm

"Well I'm PC, but I totally respect what you are saying. I'm personally against abortion. But, I'm a strong advocate of the right for everyone to make that decision themselves. It angers me to hear politicians, middle aged men in suits, anyoen telling women what to do with our bodies. Hence I will always be absolutely PC when it comes to legislation, and reproductive rights in general.
though I personally cannot imagine getting an abortion under any circumstances other than medical necessity.

I can also relate in that when the far far left of PC folks start talking about fetus's like parasites, it personally get my hackles way up."

MM

Thank you for sharing that, MM...this really helps me understand you alot better. I can really appreciate where you are coming from.

Sue

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Sun, 07-01-2007 - 3:52pm

Someone asked in another post what prolifer's biggest beef with prochoicer's(in general) is and I think I have to say that this would be it...followed secondly by prolifer's being all put in the same category"

Yep, I can see that, but I personally have only seen a few posters over six or seven years...who were that insensitive when it came to pregnancy and the debate.
And I agree putting all PCrs ("they use abortion as birth control") or all PLrs ("they would rather see a grown woman die (or a Dr) than a fetus") is the worst way to get into constructive debate. Unfortunately, given the topic discussed here, there are constant "trolls" who seem to get great satisfaction by taking those approaches.
The reality, I think, is that most of us on the PC and PL side are closer to the middle than the extremes.

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