i think things are changing

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i think things are changing
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Sat, 02-02-2008 - 2:04pm

A friend sent me this link; I thought it was encouraging: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-youth22jan22,0,1562876.story?page=1&coll=la-home-center


I can get kind of caught up on this board with debating little things that don't really matter too much in the big picture. My desire from the get-go has just been for women's hearts... not so much politics. I know God can change hearts, and I believe that God is moving right now in America regarding this abortion issue, and people are already seeing some differences.


If it really comes down to whether or not the baby is wanted or unwanted in justifying abortion, I just pray that more and more women will want their babies. So simple and refreshing for me to remember!

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Sat, 02-02-2008 - 2:51pm

Personally, I find that very scary. 8th graders should be worrying about other things than people having abortions, like doing well in school and what they want to be when they grow up. An 8th grader cannot know the half of what it means to be an adult and have to make adult decisions because they are just children. They really have no idea what the real world is like and what decisions adults have to make to protect themselves and families.

I would also venture that many of those girls in that article will grow up and get an abortion. I know I am a very different person than when I was in 8th grade.

I am disbelieve news article "surveys". The majority of them are wrong and do not take the whole population as their survey. If you "survey" member of the Catholic church I bet most of them will be PL but if you go and survey people from all over the world your results will be different.

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Sat, 02-02-2008 - 3:56pm

First of all, part of growing up with abortion being legal means, particularly at the young age they are, not having a clue about the damage done when it is NOT legal.

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 4:23pm

That article made me uneasy.

It really rubbed me the wrong way to think that 8th graders are praying for some unknown fetus and for some woman not to have an abortion, when they have no idea of the situation or the magnitude of the decision to raise a child. It makes me sick, honestly.

In the situation, I was in, "saving" the fetus I terminated would have meant my daughter's and my lives were in jeopardy. Why is that fetus more important than two living, independent beings on this earth? And how is it that someone who has no idea can play holier than thou and decide that the contents of *my* uterus need prayed for? UGH. Sickening.

Also, as the two previous posters mentioned, whoopdeedoo, 8th graders are pro-life. Great, so was I in 8th grade. Of course, I also wore a training bra, thought perms were stylish, and had no idea what being pregnant and/or a parent entailed. Gag.

Sorry, turned into a mini-rant.

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Sat, 02-02-2008 - 5:48pm
I had the same reaction. Like some snot-nosed punks should have ANYTHING - even an IOTA to say about women's healthcare choices. Sickening. When the Little Army of Obnoxious Busy-bodies are all grown up they may decide to keep butting into private citizen's rights and issues.

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 6:51pm

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However, many here believe that 8th graders and younger are capable of making abortion decisions and choices on their own.

 "Pascal's Wager," which states that believing in God costs you nothing if you're wrong, and wins you everything if you're right.

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 6:57pm

"However, many here believe that 8th graders and younger are capable of making abortion decisions and choices on their own."
That's because PCers want them to make the choices for their OWN body. Hence, the crux of the PC view.

"If they are are old enough to make these types of decisions, as per some posters and the PC who would have no consent laws, then they very well should begin to learn about, become familiar with and understand abortion at this time."
I dont think anyone is advocating that they aren't taught about abortion, but that's not exactly what this article states was going on. They were, instead of learning facts, praying for the contents for strangers' uteruses (?).

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&nbs

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 7:45pm

What are your thoughts on this aspect of the article?


She has five sisters and a brother; most of her classmates, she said, come from much smaller families. The way Claire sees it, they're missing out on much joy -- and she blames abortion.

 

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 7:50pm
I'm wondering if maybe they spend some time helping some of the gazillion children in orphanages in between naming unknown z/e/f.

 

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 7:57pm
GREAT POINT!!!

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Sat, 02-02-2008 - 7:59pm

~However, many here believe that 8th graders and younger are capable of making abortion decisions and choices on their own.~


It's quite

 

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